AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker app

AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker app

  • An app for people wanting to keep track of their drinking habits and alcohol consumption.

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AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker app By Myrecek

Features

  • Alcohol use tracking.
  • Graphs and reports for sharing.
  • Education and information.
  • Cost calculator.
Clinical review 

4 star review


Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy

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Cost Free (basic)
Paid upgrade (has pop-up ads; user can upgrade to remove ads) 

Learn more about app charges(external link)
How to get the app

This app helps users keep track of their alcohol consumption. Users log each drink they have and a graph shows their estimated blood alcohol volume over time (based on weight and gender) including an estimate of when they can expect to be sober. The app allows users to set goals and track the costs of drinking. Alcohol use data can be shared or exported. The app also provides some basic information about the effects of different levels of alcohol on behaviour. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see reviews below.

Alcodroid screenshots

PROS

CONS 

 Reasonably easy to use.

 Allows customisation such as for local legal blood alcohol content  levels.

Graphs of estimated BAC levels with colours used to highlight greater risks, and contain links to information about the progressive effects of BAC levels.

Data log function allows users to review their drinking over days, weeks or months.

 Has pop-up ads (user can pay NZD$3.99 to upgrade and remove ads).

✘  No information provided about how blood alcohol content (BAC) estimates are calculated.

No way to motivate users to continue using the app after they have had a few drinks.

Available on android devices only - not available on iPhones.

User review

4 star review



Reviewer
:Health Professional, Auckland
Date of review: December 2022
Comments: This is a best app for keeping track of alcohol intake. I have found it invaluable for helping me decide whether I really want that drink. Easy to use.


Clinical review

4 star review



Reviewer
: Julie Carter, Community Liaison Dietitian, Auckland District Health Board
Date of review: July 2016
Comments: This app is useful for people who are motivated to track their alcohol intake and it's likely effects, including estimated time until sober again. While the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level estimates used are not detailed, the graphical representation of consecutive alcoholic drinks is effective, especially if the local legal BAC level is entered into the settings. This could give some loose guidance in determining safety to perform some activities, and when the user is expected to be sober again. 
Safety concerns: The app does not outline details of the calculations or guidelines used to estimate Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) levels so I am unsure as to the accuracy of these estimates
New Zealand relevance: Relevant to New Zealand users

AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker facebook page(external link)(external link)
Interactive tools(external link)(external link) Alcohol.org.nz
Garnett C, Crane D, West R,et al. Identification of Behavior Change Techniques and Engagement Strategies to Design a Smartphone App to Reduce Alcohol Consumption Using a Formal Consensus Method(external link)(external link). JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015 Jun 29;3(2).

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