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Lyftly Review

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2.33 / 5.00

Overall Score: 7/15

Consumer Ratings: 1/2
Clarity of Purpose: 2/2
Mechanism of Action: 1/1
Software Updates: 2/2
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: October 2020

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User Experince

User Experience

4.61 / 5.00

Engagement: 4.70 Functionality: 4.81 Aesthetics: 4.50 Information: 4.42 Subjective quality score: 4.38 Perceived impact score: 4.29 Rating date: March 2021 Rated by: Queensland University

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Lyftly is a community support and mental wellness app, based on principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Users begin by taking a Wellness Quiz to create the user’s “Wellness Score”. In the Home tab, users can select an emoji to indicate how they are feeling, which the app uses to provide activity suggestions. Activities include chatting with a peer, posting a story to the community, or composing a journal entry. Additional tools include a Better Me section with unique activities for the user to try out, and a COVID-19 section which includes suggested quarantine activities and online learning tips.

Technical Details

Available for Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Android 4.4 and up
Developer: Lyftly Inc
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Connect to a Peer, Productivity, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Mindfulness
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety, Sleep, COVID-19 related content
Target Audience: Adults, Adolescents
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Get it on: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Lyftly

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Symptom Trackers Work
How Mindfulness Works
How Cognitive Behavioral Principles Work

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