Basic app features are free but the SmartQuit program subscription is paid.
Internet is not needed except while logging in the user and sharing on the social media.
User can add a person as a virtual supporter via email who will act as a motivator to quit smoking.
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What does the app do?
This app aims to support people who are thinking of quitting smoking. Through a series of detailed questions, the user creates a quit plan that includes identifying what matters to you, thinking about once you quit - how you will spend the time and money saved, recognising the supports you'd like and how they can help, and any smoking cessation medications that you may be taking. The app comprises a program, where the user is made aware of their smoking urges, given daily exercises to help manage their urges, and a recording feature to track urges. The Anytime Coach section provides useful tips, hints and stories aimed at supporting users. Requires paid upgrade to access the full SmartQuit programme (cost NZD $66).
For the complete app description, go to either iTunes (apple) or Google Play (android).
Recognizes that smoking cessation medications is an important part of the quitting programme and provides some info about them.
As part of creating a quit plan, the user is asked a series of thought-provoking questions to better understand their smoking behaviour.
Has an audio-clip that accompanies text info. Great feature for people who prefer listening to info rather than reading it.
The About SmartQuit section cites randomized controlled trials in which the SmartQuit app was found to be effective.
Requires paid upgrade for more features, referred to as the "full SmartQuit programme" - the cost NZD $66 may be a deterrent.
Calendar feature is dull and not intuitive.
Has a Reminder function, but its purpose is unclear.
Date of this review: December 2016
This app has been reviewed by other independent websites:
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”.
The tech review relates to the technical aspects of the app, such as security, privacy, etc.
Reviewer: Unmesh Jyoti Nitin, PGDip Health Informatics, March 2017 Technical score: ★★★★☆ Review:
Security& Privacy: Personal Identifiable information such as name, contact information, credit card details are stored securely online as well as offline by encryption. Access to this data is limited to employees requested by the users. Users can contact at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the more information on the same.
Platform Support: Requires iOS 8.0 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 doesn’t use WiFi/mobile data except while logging in the user and sharing on the social media. Therefore, will not drain the battery.
Data Sharing: User can share the stories and progresses via SmartQuit Facebook and Twitter page.
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