The Worrinots - Home Edition

Version: 1.0.4 | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 3 - Condition Management
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Stress and Anxiety, Bullying, Development, Bedwetting
Released: 12/08/2017
Updated: 19/07/2018
Version: 1.0.4
Size: 166mb
Developer: Worrinots Ltd
Reviewed On: 19/08/2018
This App achieved an Orcha score of 85%

It was assessed as a Level 3 App. These apps can be focussed on general health or supporting specific health conditions. 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
24.1/30
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Clinical Assurance
39.1/45
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User Experience
21.6/25
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Developer description
Let children off-load their worries with The Worrinots app in the comfort of their own home. Parents/carers will need to use the Wotnot companion app to be able to monitor your child’s concerns. The Worrinots is the very first secure app designed for children; specifically created to tackle the worrying increase in well-being concerns in young children. The Worrinots app provides children with a safe and secure place to share their worries fears and concerns, which in turn provides them with a practical fun coping mechanism for their fears, using one of the four Worrinots characters. Happy, safe and secure children thrive spiritually, socially and emotionally, so when The Worrinots are taking care of children’s worries, parents/carers can be assured their children are getting the best start in life. When children are looking for Worri-tips and advice using the app, parents/carers can feel safe in their knowledge of knowing The Worrinots app is a secure platform they can trust.
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We have identified that this App provides the following key features:

General Information
The App provides general information or guidance
Carer Support
The App provides features that help those caring for others
Data Sharing
The App allows you to share information in the App with others or other Apps/Systems
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 is classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable and Sensitive) - Because of the type of data that this App collects it is particularly important that the App takes the security and privacy of that data seriously and only enables others to see or share this information if you have expressly consented to this.

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.

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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 what evidence there is that supports 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.

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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