It’s alarming to think that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, even more so when considering the relatively simple ways of reducing the chances of suffering from it.

Sunscreen, no matter how inconvenient, is a fantastically useful tool for reducing skin cancer and just regular old nasty sunburn. The important thing is to remember to reapply it at regular intervals. Putting sunscreen on first thing in the morning then going out all day won’t help much, sadly. Forgetting to reapply is easy so it’s handy that there’s now an app to encourage users to reapply their sunblock.

Sun UV Protector is an inexpensive app that will alert its users when to do exactly that. It’s smart too, using GPS to ascertain its location automatically. Once the location is retrieved, it then determines the UV Index and works out how often sunscreen needs to be reapplied. Adjusting according to skin type is also possible which is very useful as problems are more likely for those with very light skin.

$0.99 seems a very low price for an app that could potentially save lives and will almost certainly save the pain of annoying sunburn.

It’s out now.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-07-06 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

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