Safe, sound and desirable: development of mHealth apps under the stress of rapid life cycles

Urs-Vito Albrecht, Ute von Jan


Smartphones, tablet PCs and other seemingly “smart” devices are ubiquitous and they are on their way to becoming an integral part of everyday life. Mobile technology seems to fulfill Marc Weiser’s statement from 1991, which was almost prophetic considering today’s use of these devices, where he declared that “The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it” (1).