|Note: This app appears to no longer be available in the New Zealand app stores.|
|Kids Beating Asthma||Basic features|
What does the app do?
This app is designed to help educate children and teenagers about asthma. The app has English or Spanish language options and includes two sections, one for children under 12 years old and the other for teenagers (which was under development and not accessible at the time of this review). The app includes an education component with graphics and audio explanation of breathing and asthma. There is also a games section with two basic games. Much of the app is under development and is incomplete such as the entire teenage section and only 2 out of the 5 modules are complete. Overall the intention of the app is great, but it fails to deliver. See Pros & Cons below.
For the complete app description, go to either iTunes(external link) (Apple).
|Pros ✔||Cons ✘|
|Date of this review: March 2017|
This app has been reviewed by other independent websites:
The Kids Beating Asthma app might help children learn about their asthma(external link) iMedicalApps
The following references relate to articles about apps for asthma:
- Hui CY, Walton R, McKinstry B, et al. The use of mobile applications to support self-management for people with asthma: a systematic review of controlled studies to identify features associated with clinical effectiveness and adherence.(external link) J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Oct 2.
- Cook KA, Modena BD, Simon RA. Improvement in Asthma Control Using a Minimally Burdensome and Proactive Smartphone Application.(external link) J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Jul-Aug;4(4):730-737.
- Househ M, Hossain N, Jamal A, et al. A cross-sectional content analysis of Android applications for asthma.(external link) Health Informatics J. 2016 Mar 3.
- Wu AC, Carpenter JF, Himes BE. Mobile health applications for asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract.(external link) 2015 May-Jun;3(3):446-8
- Huckvale K, Morrison C, Ouyang J, et al. The evolution of mobile apps for asthma: an updated systematic assessment of content and tools.(external link) BMC Med. 2015 Mar 23;13:58.
- Marcano Belisario JS, Huckvale K, et al. Smartphone and tablet self management apps for asthma.(external link) Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Nov 27;(11)