Paid version has fully unlocked features with no ads
WiFi/Mobile data is needed to share progress, connect to the app community and to create a user profile
Data can be backed up online
Share your progress via social networking sites and apps
Support - has online community
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What does the app do?
This app aims to motivate people who are trying to quit smoking by tracking the amount of time that has elapsed since you quit, how many cigarettes you avoided, the money saved and the time saved (i.e. the number of hours you added to your life). Based on the days you quit, and the number of cigarettes you avoid, the app includes the reminders on the health benefits or gains that you are likely to experience. The paid upgraded version of the app promises more achievements, full chat screen, detailed health screen and no ads.
For the complete app description, go to either iTunes (apple) or Google Play (android).
Simple dashboard can be appealing to the user.
The users quit statistics are displayed in a simple, easy-to-understand format which can be encouraging.
The messages in the community section are not always relevant to quitting smoking and can be a distraction.
The app does not contain any information such as tips on how to keep motivated, the harms of smoking, medical therapies, etc.
Date of this review: December 2016
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The tech review relates to the technical aspects of the app, such as security, privacy, etc.
Reviewer: Unmesh Jyoti Nitin, PGDip Health Informatics, February 2017 Technical score: ★★★★☆ Review:
Security& Privacy: Data captured in the app is used to fulfill purposes specified by the developer (Fewlaps). The developer also claims that the information is protected by reasonable security safeguards. Information about personal policies can be made available readily. Users are expected to abide by Netiquette rules after joining the QuitNow Community.
Platform Support: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android 4.2 and up.
Performance: App is responsive and features are performing as designed.
Impact of app on battery: App includes features such as online community, data backup which will drain the battery but it won’t be extensive as no audio or video streaming involved.
Data Sharing: Data sharing is available. Some basic statistical data can be shared.
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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”.