PROJECTS


 
IMAGE UP

A SOCIAL IMAGE-SHARING APP DESIGNED TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE SHARE AND INTERACT SAFELY ONLINE

WHAT WE DID
  • Mobile app development for iOS

The CyberSavvy project is a collaboration between researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute, the University of NSW, and Edith Cowan University, funded by Healthway and the Department of Education. The ImageUp is a core component of the program. It enables users to share images to multiple social networks, to keep track of shared images, and the way they are being shared more widely, and to remove images if desired. Before posting, ImageUp shows users a brief video encouraging them to consider the images they are sharing. It also contains information and support contacts related to staying safe online.
It has been a pleasure for us to work with you on this project. The Cyber Savvy team and I are so impressed with the final product. Thanks again for bringing our vision to fruition.
Professor Donna Cross Chief Investigator, Cyber Savvy Project Telethon Kids Institute
Thank you so much for all your fine work. All along we have benefitted immensely from your conceptual/design input as well as the impeccable service provision in getting the app from idea to App Store.
Dr Dianne Hawk Investigator, Cyber Savvy Project Edit Cowan University
Re:Search database

 
AODCONNECT

A MOBILE APP PROVIDING A DIRECTORY OF CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE AOD (ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS) SERVICES FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

WHAT WE DID
  • Project planning and partnership working
  • Mobile app development - iOS and Android
  • Database design

AODconnect was built in partnership with the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre, part of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. It was designed for the AOD workforce or any health professional working in the AOD sector. The app is also useful for those looking for a specific Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander AOD service by state, territory and/or region through an interactive map of Australia or by alphabetical listing. The app has two filter options: focus (Indigenous, mainstream with Indigenous focus, or mainstream); or treatment categories (counselling and referral, harm reduction and support groups, outreach, mobile patrols and sobering up, residential rehab, withdrawal management, and young people).

AODconnect was released for iOS devices in May 2015, and for Android devices in February 2016.

These portals will ensure that health professionals and the community who require a wide range of up to date and culturally appropriate materials can promptly access what they need. Using the app to find AOD treatment services through a handheld device or tablet out in the field will also save time. Importantly, once the app is downloaded, it will continue to work even when Internet connection is unreliable or non-existent.
Neil Drew, Director, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Re:Search database

 
MILK MAN

A MOBILE APP DESIGNED TO GET MEN TALKING ABOUT BREASTFEEDING

WHAT WE DID
  • Mobile app development
  • Content writing
  • Gamification design
  • Database design

Milk Man is a mobile app for iOS and Android, currently being evaluated as part of the Parent Infant Feeding Initiative (PIFI), a Healthway funded research project at Curtin University. Based on evidence that partner support can be very important in increasing breastfeeding duration, the project seeks to engage men with preparing for breastfeeding, seeking information and support, and sharing their ideas and experiences with each other. The Milk Man app includes content written specifically for men, designed to be engaging, amusing and approachable. It also features a gamification system designed to encourage men to participate and interact with each other.

We all think that Milk Man is fantastic. James and Becky, you have done a great job and it exceeds my wildest dreams.
Professor Jane Scott Chief Investigator, PIFI Curtin University
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FEED SAFE

A FREE IPHONE AND IPAD APPLICATION DESIGNED TO HELP BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS ABOUT ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

WHAT WE DID
  • Project concept and planning
  • Partnership building and grant preparation
  • Healthway project grant administration
  • Mobile application development
  • Design, branding and promotional matierials
  • Evaluative research
  • Dissemination planning
  • Web development
  • Media tracking, analysis and reporting

REACH HPI received a Healthway project grant to build an app to assist breastfeeding mothers in making the best decisions about alcohol and breastfeeding. The resulting app was Feed Safe, built in collaboration with the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) and Curtin University. It was based on the research of Curtin's Dr Roslyn Giglia.

Feed Safe provides answers to common questions about alcohol consumption during breastfeeding. If women do choose to occasionally drink, they can use the provided timer to estimate accurately the time when their breastmilk will be free of alcohol, based on their height and weight, and the amount of alcohol they have consumed.

Feed Safe was more than an app development project. The Healthway grant provided for an evaluative process, in which the app was tested with mothers who were breastfeeding, or had recently done so. REACH HPI planned and carried out this research, reporting the findings back to Healthway. We also prepared a comprehensive dissemination plan, in collaboration with Curtin University's Department of Public and Community Relations, including a conference launch, coordinated media releases, and a poster/flyer campaign with child health service providers across WA.

Feed Safe is available, for free, for iOS and Android devices.

Feed Safe screenshots
Working Together DVD
Feedsafe website

SCREENKEEPER

A FREE IPHONE APPLICATION TO ASSIST AUSTRALIANS IN KEEPING TRACK OF THEIR IMPORTANT HEALTH SCREENS

WHAT WE DID
  • Project concept and planning
  • Design and branding
  • Mobile application development
  • User testing
  • Web development
  • Promotion

ScreenKeeper began with the idea that important health checks such as pap smears, mammograms and prostate exams are too important to forget. And while there is help available through GP mailing lists and the Cervical Screening Register, it’s all too common for people to move house and forget to update their details. ScreenKeeper allows users to set up their details once, and receive reminders every time they are due for screens.