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rTribe Review

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2.00 / 5.00

Overall Score: 6/15

Consumer Ratings: 2/2
Proposed Goal: 1/2
Evidence-Based Content: 0/1
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: November 2022

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User Experince

User Experience

4.14 / 5.00

Engagement: 4.45 Functionality: 3.75 Aesthetics: 4.75 Information: 3.63 Subjective quality score: 3.38 Perceived impact score: 3.88 Rating date: October, 2019 Rated by: UQueensland

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Overall Score: Acceptable

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?: Yes

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

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

Not Yet Available

rTribe aims to help users change habits and addictions. Through messaging and video chats, the users can connect with communities for peer support or licensed professional counselors and certified coaches. Users start by outlining behaviors that they would like to change, and can “check-in” in a journal format by logging their mood and the status of their habit-change. This information can then be viewed over time in a graph. Users can specify when they are feeling “triggered” which sends a notification to their network requesting to chat. Users can “level up” based on their number of consecutive days without unwanted behaviors, and can also access several educational resources.

Technical Details

Available For: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Android compatibility varies with device
Developer: Recovery Tribe, Inc., The
Type of Treatment: Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Psychoeducation & Information, Connect to a peer, Connect to a provider
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety, Addictions or Substance Use
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? Required
Languages Available: English
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 rTribe

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

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