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Liberate Meditation Review

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2.00 / 5.00

Overall Score: 6/15

Consumer Ratings: 1/2
Clarity of Purpose: 2/2
Mechanism of Action: 1/1
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: February 2023

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User Experince

User Experience

3.22 / 5.00

Engagement: 2.60 Functionality: 3.88 Aesthetics: 3.00 Information: 3.40 Subjective quality score: 2.88 Perceived impact score: 3.79 Rating date: September 2020 Rated by: Queensland University

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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?: Yes

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Professional Reviews

Professional Review

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Liberate: Black Meditation is a meditation app developed for those in underserved communities. Meditations cover topics such as Ancestors, Sleep, Anxiety, Anger, Self Worth, and more. Each topic is covered by a teacher who specializes in that topic and community. Users can access information about the teachers through the app and see other meditations provided by the same teacher. Meditations last anywhere from five to twenty-five minutes in length with some meditations having variable length. Additionally, users can save their favorite meditations and utilize search features to find new ones. Upon opening the app users are required to create an account and answer basic questions like, “What is your level of meditation?” and “What topics are you interested in?”. Non-premium users get three free meditations, with a premium subscription costing $9.99 per month.

Technical Details

Available for: iPhone Requires iOS 11.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
Developer: Zen Compass, Inc.
Type of Treatment: Gratitude, Mindfulness, Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety, Sleep
Target Audience: Adults, Adolescents, BIPOC, LGBTQ+
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it On: Apple App Store, Google Play

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Liberate Meditation

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Mindfulness Works
How Psychoeducation Works

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