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16 mobile apps that will matter in 2011

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Whether your platform of choice is iOS, Android, or something else, these are the mobile apps you'll be talking about this year.

Pandora for Windows Phone

In March 2010, Microsoft announced that a Pandora app would be available on Windows Phone 7 devices when they launched. But when phones running Microsoft's new mobile OS debuted, the popular internet radio app was nowhere to be found. It's unclear exactly why Pandora decided not to make its app available on Windows Phones, and it remains uncertain whether they will launch it in 2011. What is clear, however, is that Microsoft needs apps like Pandora if the Windows Phone platform is going to be a success. Unfortunately Pandora is only available in the US and is unlikely to appear in the UK.

WellDoc DiabetesManager System

Using a smartphone app to monitor your health certainly makes sense, as you have your phone with you most of the time. But when an app goes beyond simply monitoring your health and delves into delivering actual medical advice, well, relying on an app could be dicey. That's why the US FDA has ruled that WellDoc's DiabetesManager System, a smartphone app coming in 2011, must be treated as a medical device. It's an important precedent, and the FDA's move shows that there is plenty of potential for similar medical apps in the future.

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