Staff App Pick: skinScan

Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Thursday Staff App Pick comes from Neha Bhaskar, Senior Channel and Ecosystem Marketing Manager, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft.


Did you know that your mole may be an early sign of skin cancer? One in five people will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime and, unfortunately, melanoma at stage four has a survival rate of 5 percent. Early detection and diagnosis are key.

This is where an app like skinScan for Windows Phone could be life-saving by helping detect any changes in moles and alerting you to those changes. If melanoma is recognized and treated early, it is almost always curable. skinScan analyzes your moles, tracks their changes and connects you with dermatologists to get a professional opinion. You can also save and track your scans on Microsoft HealthVault.

Another cool feature is the ability to use the app using voice commands. Some of the voice command options for starting the app include “skinScan expert opinions,” “skinScan reminders,” “scan mole” and “scan last.”

This is an app that truly helps save lives – so check it out and recommend it to friends and family. Download it from the Windows Phone Store now and give it a whirl.

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