iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
iHealth, an app by Red Tail Advantage, aims to provide iOS users with an easier way for them to keep better track of their health symptoms. Although iHealth is available for “free” through the iTunes store, many of the features of iHealth can only be accessed if users choose to invest $0.99 for an in-app purchase that greatly expands the capabilities of the app.
Like its name suggests, this app’s features are all set with the purpose of providing iOS users a clear way of documenting their ailments, use of medications, and other health-related personal information. iHealth is a passcode-protected app in order to keep all information stored in it fully private, and setting up an account is required prior to using the app.
The basic, free version of iHealth features the ability for users to input their basic health updates directly into a timeline of events on their iOS device. This information covers everything from family history of a problem to the name of the doctor visited to any complications regarding the issue.
However, the in-app purchase for the full version of iHealth also provides users with the ability to utilize a “Mood Timeline” and a “Pharmacy Timeline” in addition to the regular “Health Timeline.” Other benefits of the in-app purchase include printing out timeline materials as a PDF or forwarding recorded information as part of an email.
Appearance and Layout:
iHealth is laid out in a logical fashion. First time users are greeted with “how to” screens for each section of timelines featured in the app. Most of these instructions are fairly intuitive, however, and understanding the functionality of iHealth is easy enough. For an app that provides the opportunity to record as much information as iHealth does, this app is organized incredibly well.
Much of this organization can be credited to the overall layout of iHealth; the use of timeline displays in the app works perfectly with the stated purpose of iHealth. The graphics of iHealth are simplistic, but they are more than sufficient for fulfilling the purpose of iHealth. All fonts used in the app provide good readability as well.
For “free,” iHealth definitely seems like a steal of a deal. However, since most of the major features of this app can only be accessed if they are purchased first, iHealth’s value is a bit harder to determine. Specifically speaking, only the “Health” timeline of the three featured timelines in the app can be accessed as part of the free version.
Overall, for consumers who choose to purchase the full version of iHealth and also choose to fully utilize all of its features, iHealth should prove to be a wise use of space on any iOS device.
iHealth iPhone app requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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