H1N1 (Swine Flu) Apps Approved by Apple

Posted on May 13, 2009 in News | 0 comments

After some delay, Apps related to the H1N1 Swine Flu outbreak have been approved by Apple.

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Update for Health Care Professionals is a simple app that contains an extensive collection of authoritative feeds as well as links to online content.  Feeds sources include WHO, CDC, New England Journal of Medicine, Eurosurveillance and the Public Health Agency of Canada.  There is an extensive collection of online resources including outstanding content from UpToDate, beautifully formatted as a web app for the iPhone.

Swine Flu Tracker is another much anticipated App. The key feature offered is a map that tracks cases in relation to the user via a “locate me” button.  The data comes from a Google Maps RSS feed.  The app also includes an RSS feed which consolidates multiple sources of content (WHO, CDC and HealthMap Twitter accounts) using Yahoo Pipes.

There are a collection of other H1N1 (Swine Flu) Apps – search on the App store to view the entire list.