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The Mindfulness App Review

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Credibility

Credibility

2.67 / 5.00

Overall Score: 7/15

Consumer Ratings: 2/2
Proposed Goal: 2/2
Evidence Based Content: 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: August 2020

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User Experince

User Experience

3.30 / 5.00

Engagement: 3.00 Functionality: 3.80 Aesthetics: 3.00 Information: 3.50 Subjective quality score: 2.50 Perceived impact score: 3.20 Rating date: August 2015 Rated by: Mani, M., Kavanagh, D. J., Hides, L., & Stoyanov, S. R. (2015). Review and Evaluation of Mindfulness-Based iPhone Apps. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 3(3), e82. https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.4328

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The Mindfulness App is aimed to help users increase mindfulness and improve life satisfaction through guided meditation. The app begins with five days of introductory guided meditations. The user can create a personalized “Timed Session”, choosing length of session, guided by voice, and type of background sound. The “My profile” feature provides an overview of weekly meditation practices, providing data on total and average time meditating, numbers of sessions and number of courses. Other features include setting reminders to meditate based on the time of the week or current location. The app is free, but users can pay to upgrade to “Premium”, which offers specialized guided meditations, courses, and challenges for purchase to target a specific symptom (i.e., sleep quality, stress, etc). This premium membership will cost users $9.99/month or $59.99/year.

Technical Details

Available for: Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad,
and iPod touch. Varies with Android Device
Developer: MindApps
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness
Targeted Conditions: Stress and anxiety
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional?: No
Languages available: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Bokmal, Spanish, and Swedish
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it on:  Apple App StoreGoogle Play

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