As part of this year’s EU Commission work programme, published today, in Q1 2016 the European Commission will launch a process for the creation of a European standard on quality criteria for the development of heath and wellnes apps invluding functionality, usability, and reliability.

The standard may be based on PAS:277 recently published by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and will provide guidance to app developers by setting out principles to follow throughout the app development life cycle, including testing, maintenance and risk management.