Mobile Apps & Resources: ACOG


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  • In the ‘Evidence’ section, we assess how easily an app user can identify the app’s currency and support from the evidence
  • In the ‘Usability’ section, we assess the organization of information and other usability factors that may contribute to user experience

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ACOG (official app for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)


 Versions reviewed


 Device & OS used

Android: Motorola E4 Android 7.1.1 (BHS)
Android: Samsung Galaxy S9 (EW)

 Date of review

October 19, 2021


Erica Wright (AHS)
Brianna Howell-Spooner (SHA)

 Technician Support  Brandie Bailey
 Similar Library Apps  N/A

Image Source: ACOG, Apple App Store. Retrieved on October 28, 2021 from:

Stated Purpose  

Main purpose is to provide access to practice bulletins, committee opinions, and clinical guidelines.

“Download the ACOG app and stay connected with authoritative information from the leading experts in women’s health care. Get valuable tools, resources, and clinical guidelines to help you in your practice.” – Google Play store Description

“The ACOG App is your on-the-go clinical companion. Download the ACOG app for valuable resources and up-to-date information from the leading experts in women’s health care. Get the latest clinical guidelines and updates on news, tools, and resources to help you in your practice.” – ACOG website


  • There is an option to bookmark articles.
  • There is a tab for recently viewed articles as well.
  • There is also a setting to make the text larger


Image Source: ACOG, Apple App Store. Retrieved on October 28, 2021 from:


Obstetricians and Gynecologists / Doctors, residents, and students



Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading

The lack of naming people who are at least responsible for gathering the information put in this app as the editorial team is an oversight. Not all of the publications by ACOG have been added to the app. However, the material is well cited and uses a grading system.


Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries

It would be helpful to have a simple way of letting the user know which pieces of literature are only available after logging into your ACOG membership account without clicking on the resource.


Organization of information

Information is organized into 4 categories on the main menu: clinical information, calculators, ACOG resources, and website quick links. Some of these items are only accessible with an ACOG membership. There is also a search bar at the top that can search across the clinical information.


Users can either use the menu items or the search function to navigate the clinical information, but the menus items must be used for the other menu items.


User Account require: No
Internet connection required for use: No
Text search field: Yes
Browsable content: No
Advertisements: No
Pop-up advertisements: No
In-app purchases: No


Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch 

Requires iOS 13.0 or later.      
Last updated (as per App store listing): September 3, 2021

Compatible with: Android smartphones and tablets. OS compatibility 5.0 and up.
Last updated (as per Google Play listing): August 23, 2021

24.3 MB (iOS); 11MB (Android-BHS), 128MB (Android-EW)

App Developer

Fountainhead Mobile Solutions

Country of Origin
United States


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC