On Wednesday 13th May, St George’s Library and the eLearning Unit (eLU) hosted the second App Swap event, this time for students as well as staff at St George’s.
App Swap #02 was a successful event with many attendees from different departments coming along to present a variety of medical and non-medical apps.
The great thing about the event was that we had people who not only used apps, but also helped to create them. Discussions between presentations touched upon how the name of an app can affect the searchability in an App Store, the usefulness of apps, and the processes and input of clinical knowledge behind the creation of apps such as AIM, which intends to help improve motivation when trying to make long term lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking or being fitter. What was also interesting to hear was the move towards adopting online guides on wards, such as the use of MicroGuide app for managing antimicrobial protocols.
We enjoyed hosting the event and received positive feedback from attendees. It was great to see the interest within St George’s in the use of mobile technology, and to hear about the developments that were happening in St George’s. We look forward to hosting our next App Swap event.
If you are interested in getting on the mailing list for future events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Useful Links
- Storify of the tweets for the 2nd App Swap event
- Storify of the tweets for the 1st App Swap event
- eLU’s list of useful apps