Apple and IBM have released eight more iOS apps. The new apps are focused on healthcare and industrial product industries, in addition to new iOS apps for retail, travel & transportation and insurance.
The new apps bring the total number of MobileFirst apps to 22. Briefs on the latest iOS apps by industry are given below:
Designed for iPhone, the app enables nurses to access patient record from anywhere in the hospital. It uses iBeacon technology, which identifies patient rooms and displays relevant patient data based on proximity. Also, it helps to receive and dynamically update key information such as patient requests, tasks overdue, new orders, safety alerts and delegated tasks, to optimize task planning and prioritization among staff.
Designed for iPhone, connecting nursing assistants and technicians with care teams, as well as provides real time lab status, real time safety alerts patient requests and task lists directly from the record of hospital
Designed for iPad, the app streamlines the management of nurses and other staff, as well as assists team members in handling task prioritization and status updates. Also, it helps them prioritize unit activities based on real-time information to facilitate on-time discharges and improve patient experiences.
Using their iPhone, nurses providing in-home care to patients can capture and share photos, videos, text and voice notes with the hospital care team through built-in iOS technology. Also, it recommends aftercare plans and discharge instructions based on location and hospital care team notes.
Designed for iPad, the app allows foreman to document and share information with shift workers related to production goals, equipment maintenance, safety and productivity improvement among other things.
Travel and Transportation
Ancillary Sale for iPhone stores customer history allows flight attendants to sell seat upgrades, food and beverages and duty free items from an iPhone, and accept payment via Apple Pay and credit card terminals. It allows flight attendants to make suggestions based on past purchases.
Risk Inspect for iPad allows insurance inspector capture photo, audio and video on-site and suggest focus-area via analytics; Inspectors can also access data such as inspection records, claim history, enviromental and structural data and more to refine their decision-making process.
The app enables merchants to snap a photo of a product and model its performance against similar items. It gives real-time views on product data and vendor performance, and integrates with systems of record to ensure order commitments align to the merchandise strategy. Also, it streamline the buying process, whether on a buying trip, touring factories or visiting stores.
The partnership between Apple and IBM was unveiled last year, and both companies intend to launch a total of 100 iOS apps by the end of 2015.