An app for anyone wanting to do CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) or information on how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator) – we provide a brief summary of this app.
St John NZ CPR & AEDs
No internet needed for basic tutorials
Internet required for videos and additional information
No data sharing (but none needed)
Does not have social networking
*This app is awaiting clinical and user reviews. If you are interested in helping with reviews, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What does the app do?
This app provides simple, easy-to follow steps on how to perform CPR in adults, children and infants. It uses clear, well designed illustrations to guide the user through the CPR steps, and step-by-step illustrations on how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator).
The tech review relates to the technical aspects of the app, such as security, privacy, etc
Reviewer: Mark Rainford, Business Analyst, December 2016 Technical score: ★★★★☆ Review:
Security & Privacy: Data captured in Donation process only which is conducted within a browser linked from the app.
Performance: App is responsive but some content links don’t seem to work.
Platform Support : iOS 7 or greater and Android mobile app stated however some links don’t appear to work on IOS 10
Impact of app on battery: Location services can be set to always on which will drain the battery.
Engagement: App provides excellent CPR key point advice which is accessible without data.
Data sharing: No apparent data sharing but none needed
Data Usage: Videos are streamed and not loaded onto the phone so not accessable in places without data such as remote places or on planes. For locations outside NZ, the app links to Wikipedia for contact numbers, which requires data. Emergency data is only available with connectivity.
Use of locations services such as GPS: No
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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”.