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Habitica Review

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Credibility

Credibility

1.67 / 5.00

Overall Score: 5/15

Consumer Ratings: 2/2
Proposed Goal: 1/2
Evidence Based Content: 0/1
Software Updates: 2/2
Clinical Input in Development: 0/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: August 2020

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User Experince

User Experience

3.77 / 5.00

Engagement: 4.25 Functionality: 3.94 Aesthetics: 3.33 Information: 3.54 Subjective quality score: 2.81 Perceived impact score: 3.04 Rating date: June 2020 Rated by: UQueensland

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Transparency

Transparency

Unacceptable

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Does the app have a privacy policy?: Yes

Does the privacy policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes

Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts OR de-identifies the entered data OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell

Does the app provide the option of a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?: Yes

Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can delete entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell

Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can edit entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes

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Professional Reviews

Professional Review

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Habitica is an app that aims to help users keep track of and adjust their habits through gamification. Users create an avatar and identify personal habits, to-do items and daily chores. As users successfully increase positive habits, decrease negative habits or complete their to-do items, they earn points. Points can be used to purchase avatar upgrades, personal rewards (e.g., time for watching TV, time for playing video games, etc.), and to level-up the user’s avatar. Each level up helps the user build their avatar in one of four attributes; “Strength,” “Intelligence,” “Constitution,” and “Perception.” Users can interact with others in four ways; Tavern (chat room), Party (groups of friends), Guild (forums for different topics), and Challenges (challenges presented by the community). Some of these interactions can earn the user special gems and gold so they can purchase rare items, quests, pets or seasonal items.

Technical Details

Available for: Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires Android 5.0 and up. Available on the Web.
Developer: HabitRPG, Inc.
Type of Treatment: Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Productivity
Targeted Conditions: Not Specified
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French,
German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian,
Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it On: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web

 

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Habitica

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