Asthma apps

There are variety of mobile apps available for people with asthma. These can be a useful way to learn about and take control of your asthma. Asthma apps can help you keep track of your symptoms, triggers, peak flow readings and medication. You can also create an asthma action plan, together with your doctor or nurse. The Health Navigator team has reviewed some asthma apps that you may like to consider.

App Features Clinical review

My Asthma app

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  • Education and information
  • Asthma action plan
  • Developed by Asthma + Respiratory NZ
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about My Asthma App

Hailie app

  • Smart inhaler
  • Medication reminders for inhalers
  • Audiovisual reminder
  • Electronically monitors compliance
  • Syncs to phone
  • Track peak flow (manual input)
  • Requires a subscription
    • One sensor plus app: $99.50 per year
    • Two sensors plus app: $149.50 per year
  • Read more about Hailie app
 

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Asthma MD

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  • Symptom tracking
  • Trigger recording
  • Peak flow diary 
  • Medication tracking
  • Medication reminder
  • Appointment reminder
  • Reports for sharing
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about Asthma MD
 
Wizdy Pets - Asthma Game

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  • Education and information
  • Games
  • Designed for children
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about Wizdy Pets- Asthma Game

Excluded apps

  • Kids Beating Asthmaapp is incomplete and last update was in 2013
  • Asthma Check app - no longer available to New Zealand users
  • Asthma Friendly Classroom - app no longer available

Living well with asthma 

7 simple steps to help you take control of your asthma:

  • Know your symptoms and understand your asthma.
  • Know how your medicines work.
  • Take your preventer and symptoms controller every day.
  • Know your triggers and avoid them where possible.
  • Use a peak flow meter and/or symptom diary.
  • Understand and follow a self-management plan.
  • Keep in touch with your doctor. 

Learn more about controlling your asthma.