Development and assessment of the quality of a mobile application on canine health care and management for veterinarians
Demian C Johnson, Reeja George P, Jiji RS, Rajeev TS, N Madhavan Unni and VL Gleeja
Over the last decade, India witnessed a spike in pet care. In the year 2018, the number of pet dogs in India was about 19.5 million. By the end of 2023, the population is expected to surpass 31 million. The surge in the number of pet dogs in India has contributed to an improvement in sale of pet food too, from around $139 million in 2014 to around $285 million in 2018 (Keerlery, 2020). Information Technology (IT) has emerged over the last few years as a means of collecting, storing and distributing information. Information Communication Technology, commonly referred to as ICT, is an expanded synonym for information technology but actually encompasses much more and also covers the role of systems integration and the convergence of telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals, including mobile telephony), sophisticated building management networks, and interactive media systems in integrated IT. ICT (Information and Communication Technology) involves the use of computers and other electronic devices and systems for electronically capturing, recording, using and transmitting data. Mobile systems are a part of this ICT family, but are in particular intrinsically linked to Expert Systems. Another significant development in this area has been the development and increased application of the use of mobile applications in the daily life of people. The advent of mobile apps can play a fundamental role in future client veterinary interactions as the number of mobile carriers, especially smartphones, are on the rise. If veterinarians can properly harness this ICT tool, it will prove to be a boon in the long run, in the ever-changing technological landscape.
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Demian C Johnson, Reeja George P, Jiji RS, Rajeev TS, N Madhavan Unni, VL Gleeja. Development and assessment of the quality of a mobile application on canine health care and management for veterinarians. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(2):438-441.