Google officially launches medical category for Android apps

Google has now officially launched a medical category for the Android Marketplace apps.  Less than two months ago we had penned an open letter to Google titled “Dear Google: please make a medical category for apps in the Android Marketplace” — we’d like to think they were listening.

iMedicalApps broke this story earlier in the week when tipped off by reliable sources — we reported on Sunday that Google would launch a medical section within the week.

As mentioned in the prior story this is great news for medical professionals.  On initial glimpse of the medical section of the Marketplace, the apps appear to be categorized correctly, a problem the Apple App Store is still plagued with.

Attached  are pictures of the Medical section of the Android Marketplace apps on a Dell Streak and other smartphones, including a picture of the top paid medical apps on Android by downloads — a list that is sure to fluctuate a great deal.  We’ll present many more details in the upcoming days.



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6 Responses to Google officially launches medical category for Android apps

  1. Leena Mendez December 23, 2010 at 6:35 am #

    was waiting for this, finally!

  2. thuc December 23, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    awesome, you guys did a great job with that open letter and now this!

  3. Olivier Forget December 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

    Nicely done!

    So… what other open letters are you going to write?

  4. iPhone web app development December 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    This is excellent. This medical category is useful for all of us. I have tested it on my Android app. I really appreciate the cause.

  5. NYOD July 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    It is becoming more and more important that “Android” applications state whether or not they are tablet(Xoom) compatible. There are Android Market applications that “force close” on tablets. I am making a decision for a medical practice that I administer, and that kind of information would eliminate planning mistakes.

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