My Asthma App

My Asthma App

  • An app by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ for people wanting to learn about asthma and create an asthma action plan.
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  • Education and information.
  • Asthma action plan.
  • Developed by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ.
Country of origin New Zealand
Clinical review 

4 star review

Read a clinical review below.

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Cost Free
How to get the app

Information and education: This app provides users with comprehensive information about what asthma is, as well as signs and symptoms, triggers, treatment and first aid. A lot of information is provided within the app itself and more in-depth information is provided as a link to downloadable documents or pages from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ website.
Asthma action plans: The app lets you create a 3 or 4-stage asthma action plan, with each stage relating to a different level of severity. The action plan includes a list of possible symptoms and you can enter medicines, treatments or other instructions for each stage.
Asthma control test: You can take an asthma control test (the app links to an external website) to help you work out the level of control you have over your asthma.

For a more detailed description of the app, see the app website(external link)Google Play(external link) and, for a detailed review, see reviews below.

My Asthma app screenshots


 Engaging and appealing look with simple interface.

✔  Easy to use.

Uses clear, simple, language.

You can access more in-depth information by links to website. 

Asthma action plans can be shared with relevant contacts such as family members, sports coach, etc. 

Designed for New Zealanders.

No medicine reminders.

✘ Tracking peak flow, symptoms and triggers isn’t built into the app and requires downloading and printing a pdf file.

While a lot of asthma educational information is built into the app, there are also many links to external pdfs from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ website, which requires an internet connection, is hard to read on a phone and makes the experience less streamlined.

There is an asthma control test, but this is a link to an external website by a pharmaceutical company, rather than built into the app.

There is no option to sync action plans (eg, with caregivers or partners).

Basic, generic images of inhalers used in medication section are not very helpful. Real images of inhalers would help users recognise their specific inhaler.

Clinical review

4 star review

: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP
Date of review: January 2018
Comments: This app is built around the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ’s adult and child asthma action plans, and it does this very well. You can either view it in the app or it can be automatically entered into the relevant asthma action plan pdf file and subsequently shared. However, there is room for improvement in integrating the other Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ resources into the app itself. In particular, it would really benefit from having medication reminders, syncing and integrating symptom, peak flow and trigger tracking. 
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: This app is designed for New Zealanders.

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ website(external link)


My Asthma App user guide(external link) Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ

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