Improving User Experience – Accelerated Mobile Pages

AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is a JavaScript library, created by Google, which is used to improve the user experience of browsing websites on mobile devices by reducing page size. This reduction lowers data usage and reduces page load times by incorporating the following techniques:

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Apple ResearchKit: A Health App Framework to Advance Medical Research

By developing an iOS app using ResearchKit, for the first time, researchers can efficiently recruit a large number of geographically different study participants to carry out clinical studies.  Developers within CDC’s Informatics Innovation Unit (IIU) created a prototype ResearchKit app to examine its capabilities and potential application to public health.

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Google Cardboard: Virtual Reality Made Simple

Google Cardboard is an inexpensive, fun and accessible virtual reality (VR) experience using your mobile phone. IIU created a prototype Google Cardboard App. Download it from App Lab (log-in required).

 

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Deciding Where to Invest: Responsive Web vs. Native Mobile Technology

The tech community is debating the question of whether to use a responsive website or a native mobile app.

The answer is, “it depends.” Before deciding, ask who the user is and what do they want to do? Once you know, the information below can help you determine which technology to use.

 

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WISQARS Mobile for iOS

WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database that provides customized reports of injury-related data. The WISQARS Mobile App allows for sharing injury-related information on a tablet. The app dynamically-displays selected leading causes of injury death data using maps and charts of national and state-level death counts and rates. The app also enhances the user-friendliness of WISQARS and ready access to injury-related death data.

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