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Happyness Review

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Credibility

Credibility

1.07 / 5.00

Total score: 3/14

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Basis of research: 0/3
Source of funding for the research: 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 2/3
Number of consumer ratings: 1/3
Product advisory support:  0/1
Software support:  0/2

date of rating: June 2016

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User Experince

User Experience

3.56 / 5.00

Engagement: 2.50 Functionality: 4.38 Aesthetics: 4.00 Information: 3.38 Subjective quality score: 2.13 Perceived impact score: 1.83 Rating date: August 2016 Rated by: Queensland University

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Transparency

Transparency

Unacceptable

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Does the app have a privacy policy?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information 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?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts the entered data OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell
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?:No/Can’t Tell

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Happyness aims to help users improve their overall happiness and wellbeing. Users can track moods and other information about their day, to build up a picture of their happiness trends over time. Reports present different visualizations of moods and emotions. Users can set reminders to prompt them to use the app every day.

Technical Details

Available For: Requires iOS 7.0 or later;N/A
Developer: Jung Yeon Lee
Type of Treatment: Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English

Cost: $0.99
Get it on: iTunes

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Happyness

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