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Hope – Anxiety & Depression Aid Review

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Credibility

Credibility

1.80 / 5.00

Research base 0/3
Research support 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention 2/3
Number of consumer ratings 3/3
Product advisory support 0/1
Software support 0/2

Total 5/14

date of rating:  September 2017

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User Experince

User Experience

Not yet available
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

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?: 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?:No/Can’t Tell

Does the privacy policy state that users can delete entered information?:No/Can’t Tell

Does the privacy policy state that users can edit entered information?:No/Can’t Tell

Overall Score: Unacceptable

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This is a meditation app aimed to target stress. There are four main features of the app. The first is the ‘Relax’ section, which contains a relaxation/chant track. ‘Never Lose Hope’ contains motivational quotes from a range of well known personalities. Users can create customized notifications and alerts in ‘Reminder’ section, and enter notes into the ‘Feelings’ section. There is a fifth ‘Support Groups’ section, however this feature does not appear to function and causes the app to crash.

Technical Details

Available for: Android 3.2 or later
Developer: Legend Inc
Type of Treatment: Not specified
Targeted Conditions: Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Not specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English
Get it on: Google Play
Cost: Free

Research on this App

There is no research supporting the efficacy of this particular app

 

 

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