SunSmart: Free iPhone App to help avoid skin cancer now available in Australia

By on Nov 27, 2010 in Australia, Health, Science, Software, Technology, World Comments

SunSmart, the free iPhone App to help avoid skin cancer is now available at the Apple Apps Store in Australia, according to its official website.

As published in iTunes, ‘Be SunSmart in Australia this summer with the official SunSmart app for iPhone, as it takes only 11 minutes for someone to get burn from the summer heat’.

This free Apple aps was said to have been developed in Australia to help iPhone users to reduce their exposure to ultraviolet rays and to help to fight signs of skin cancer.

According to Australian news sites, Cancer Council Australia revealed that two out of three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer when they reach the age of 70.

In Australia, more than 1,850 people were reported to have been dying every year due to the disease, more than the casualties due to road accidents; while they also one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, the council said.

“What we’re finding is that a lot of people are using temperatures and weather to predict when they need sun protection, but it’s really the ultraviolet that’s a problem and you can’t see that or feel it,” SunSmart Manager at Cancer Council Sue Heward said.

“The nice thing about the app is that it’s in your pocket, you don’t have to go to your computer or open up a paper to check,” Heward added.

SunSmart Version 1.0.1, which is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 3.1 or later, is available at iTunes Australia for free since November 24, 2010.

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