Thursday, December 30, 2010

WebMD Mobile to compete at the CES Mobile App Showdown

Author: Thuc Huynh, MD

The Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner and with it comes the Mobile App Showdown. Hundreds of mobile app developers have submitted their creation to CES hoping for a spot in the top ten finalists and participate in the showdown.

On Saturday, January 8, at 12:30pm, a representative from each of the top 10 finalists will have 4 minutes to convince the audience that their app is the best. After all finalists have presented, the winner is determined by the audience themselves!

This year, the medical field will be represented in the showdown. WebMD Mobile has been selected to compete as a finalist.

The app is the mobile version of the website with several helpful tools for healthcare providers and consumers including :

* a comprehensive drug database
* supplements and vitamins database
* essential first aid information
* and it’s award winning Symptom Checker

It will be interesting to see all of the pitches for the top finalists. I’ll be blogging live at the event. Stop by and say hi if you plan to go.

To learn more about the CES Mobile App Showdown, click here.

About the author:

Dr. Thuc Huynh is CEO of ScrubdIN, a startup company that aims to help health professionals choose their next medical app. Her main interest lies around how medicine can play a role with web 2.0 and social media. Dr. Huynh is currently Chief Resident at her Family Medicine Residency in Rapid City, SD and received her B.S. and M.D. at the Medical University of the Americas. 

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