Discussing Android, iOS, and other operating systems on Twitter

On Wednesday, iMedicalApps held a tweet chat comparing different mobile operating systems, such as Android, iOS, and Windows for use in medicine.

It was a lively discussion that shed some light on different people’s beliefs. Some key points from the chat:



  • iOS is dominating the healthcare field right now, though Android is gaining and not to be overlooked.
  • The lack of medical apps on Android as compared to iOS is STILL a huge weakness.
  • Many of the participants had multiple devices with different OS’s (e.g., both an Android and an iOS device), or had tried both at some point.
  • There may be a need for a unified, cross-platform app store to eliminate the need to repurchase the same apps for different devices.
  • Windows 8 has potential that remains to be seen.

Read the archive here.

Which OS is YOUR favorite, and why? Discuss in the comments below!


Brittany Chan

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  1. Talal Ahmad December 10, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    I had an iPad (64GB first generation) for 11 months. That thing saved me during a laptop crash one week before my exams because I had digital versions of my handouts so I can’t complain much.
    The problem I had however is that the device is more like a fortress trying to get a file to thanks to iTunes and the absence of directory system. With the crash of my laptop leading it to be completely crippled. In the end I had some weird workarounds of file conversions (thanks to the lack of support of power point files) and services to get my file into it like FTP with the cloud being my go to solution (not if you want to send files instantly).
    I finally decided to sell it and got myself a motorolla xoom and now I upload my files depending on my mood and the numbers of files. Be it through USB, bluetooth, wifi or even SD, it’s your choice. Although I have to admit I have lost the luxury of quality medical apps but I can see that changing in the future.

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