Reviewer: Jeremy Steinberg, GP Registrar, RNZCGP
Date of review: February 2018
Comments: This app is most useful for young children with asthma - to motivate and help them engage in self-monitoring and treatment. It comprises a set of mini games designed for children to learn inhalers, spacers, asthma symptoms and triggers. It is a high-quality app, but it is important to note that the spacer technique isn’t quite correct (game uses one breath instead of four) and the colour of the reliever inhaler is red while in New Zealand it is blue, and so this might get confused with the orange preventer fluticasone (flixotide). The content is very basic and so it would only be suitable for young children.
Safety concerns: The reliever inhaler in game is red which might get confused with the preventer fluticasone (flixotide) which is orange. You can’t change it to the more common blue colour. The spacer technique isn’t quite correct (game uses one breath instead of four).
New Zealand relevance: As per safety concerns.