Healthcare apps have been around for a while now. Healthcare mobile app development companies come up with innovative ideas to simplify healthcare and hundreds of new apps appear in Android Play Stores and Apple App Stores. The ongoing COVID -19 pandemic has further kindled the interest of app development companies, entrepreneurs and medical practices into healthcare apps. They are taking a fresh look at the role of technology in the wellbeing of the human species. In this article we will have a closer look at the healthcare app development arena and try to identify the challenges to the industry and figure out solutions.