Mobile health and fitness apps are increasingly popular but they’re often predicated on the notion that you have to feed in a lot of data to make them useful. The problem is that information entry often appeals more to data junkies and really disciplined users. But for the masses, that can be a high bar to overcome, preventing many from getting the most of out of these apps. Read the full story at Giga OM.

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