By now, most people are well aware of the damage they’re potentially causing to their skin when they expose themselves to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Many of us are even aware of the staggering statistics, like that one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime. Recent years have also seen the proliferation of apps meant to help diagnose funny looking moles, with an aim toward detecting potential skin cancer early on.

These apps (like SkinVision and SpotCheck) first appeared about three or four years ago, and most of them involve snapping a photo of your mole, and either screening it with computer analysis, or sending it to a licensed dermatologist.