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Smoke Free - Stop Smoking Now

Version: 4.17 | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 2 - General Health
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Smoking Cessation
Released: 26/02/2013
Updated: 06/11/2018
Version: 4.17
Size: 114mb
Developer: David Crane
Reviewed On: 22/11/2018
This App achieved an Orcha score of 86%

It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focussed on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focussed we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Security
23.6/30
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Clinical Assurance
36.5/40
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User Experience
26.2/30
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Developer description
This is the stop smoking app that science built. Over 20 different, evidence-based, techniques to help you become - and stay - smoke free. See how much money you've saved, how many cigarettes you've not smoked, how long you’ve been smoke free, how much life you've regained and how your health is improving. Log your cravings, get tips on dealing with them, use the map to see where they congregate, the notes to see what patterns can be identified and the graph to see how they're decreasing. All this is free to use and entirely free of ads. If you need extra help giving up smoking our missions could be just what you need, as they’ve been proven to double your chances of quitting. No other app can promise you this. We proved the missions worked by performing a rigorous scientific experiment. As far as we know, this is the first ever randomised control trial run entirely within an app. Its success means we want to run many more and our goal is to constantly make our app more effective This is all entirely voluntary and you can download the app without taking part in the experiment. Your data will be kept anonymous and you can delete it at any time. But we really hope you do take part because everyone who does will help the quitters who follow. So do yourself a favour by quitting smoking. And do your fellow smokers a favour by helping them understand how it’s done. Weekly Subscription If you choose to subscribe you get access to all elements of the app. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase and subscriptions automatically renew each week unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. The subscription costs 99p (or local equivalent) per week. You can manage your subscriptions in the iPhone Settings app and you can turn off auto-renew by going to your Account Settings .Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchases a subscription, where applicable. To find out more about the terms of use and our privacy policy please visit: http://smokefreeapp.com/terms.html http://smokefreeapp.com/privacy.html
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We have identified that this App provides the following key features:

General Information
The App provides general information or guidance
Social Support Networks
The App has its own or provides access to social networks relevant to its area of focus
Goal Setting And Gamification
The App allows you to set health and wellbeing related goals and may support games and challenges around achieving that
Alerts And Notifications
The App provides alerts and notifications relevant to its area of focus
Automated Guidance
The App uses the data it has to provide automated advice and guidance about your health
Wellbeing Tracking
The App allows you to record relevant wellbeing information either manually or automatically using connected Apps or devices
WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

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Data Collection

The data collected about you is capable of identifying that it relates to you

The type of data that it collects isn't classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable but not Sensitive) – The type of information this App collects, is not sensitive but is still classed as identifiable data, relating to you and so could poses a risk in terms of your privacy and confidentiality. It is still therefore important that the publisher is clear what they do or don’t do with this information.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share your data in any way with other people without your consent.

The App does allow you to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

This review area looks at what evidence there is that there is a suitably qualified professional or organisation behind the App or that it has been endorsed, accredited or underwritten by such an individual or organisation. It also assesses what evidence there is around user testing and the effectiveness of the App in terms of claimed health benefits. The higher the Level of the App and the more sophisticated its functions, the more crucial this becomes.

Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It was clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

It was clear from our review that the App had been involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its 'real world' effectiveness.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

This Review Area looks at how an App has been designed to support the overall user experience. This includes its availability on both primary platforms, how customisable the App is, how well it caters for end users with different capabilities and needs – such as visual or other impairments – how content is managed, how well supported the App is and what it costs. This area also looks at overall User Review scores from both platforms.

Testing

It was clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End User Capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight. The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App does appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App isn't entirely free to use.

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Scores below 45% indicate that an App has considerable issues or challenges and in its current form is potentially unhelpful or unsafe.

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