This app helps you keep track of the amount of alcohol you drink and how often. It uses a drinks diary in which you can log your drinks and use the chart function to observe your drinking habits in the last 24 hours, last 7 days, the last 30 days and when you've reached the binge drinking level. The app also helps you to calculate the financial cost of your alcohol consumption.
For the complete app description, go to either Google Play (android) or iTunes (apple)
It appears to track daily, weekly and monthly alcohol consumption relatively accurately.
Tracks the monetary and calorie cost of drinking. Converts calories to burger units, making calorie consumption easier to understand.
Provide witty/informative commentary regarding drinking.
No option to pick NZ specific alcohol drinking standards
Date of this review: July 2016
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Reviewer:Garren Espin, Dietitian, Auckland Diabetes Centre July 2016 Clinical score: ★★★★★ Review: "This app is most useful for consumers of alcohol, especially frequent consumers. It enables consumers to see the monetary and calorie cost of their drinking habits. The app allows users to reflect on what their current drinking habits are doing to their health, such as hindering weight loss, and their financial security. Tracking the monetary and calorie cost of an individuals drinking habits may facilitate behaviour change more than simply tracking alcohol intake alone." New Zealand relevance: ★★★★☆ Comments:"There isno option to pick NZ specific alcohol drinking standards."
The tech review relates to the technical aspects of the app.
Reviewer:Sara Jebreil, July 2016 Technical score: ★★★☆☆ Review:
Security: this app is not very secure as it does not require login for use nor does it offer password or pin protection
Performance: Perfect/timely response; no technical bugs found/contains a ‘loading time left’ indicator
Impact of the app on battery life and device performance: Impact is minimal using an average of 2.5 MB of data over 3 hours.
Interactivity: Offers a variety of interactive features/feedback/user input options
Customization: Allows numerous options for customisation
Data sharing: No evidence of data sharing
Multiple device syncing: No
Use of locations services such as GPS: Yes
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The formal app review is based on the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) developed by researchers at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.(1) It is designed to score apps on a few comprehensive dimensions — engagement, functionality, aesthetics, and information quality. Each dimension comprises several items which are rated on a 5-point scale from “1. Inadequate” to “5. Excellent”.