Positive Activity Jackpot is most suitable for adults struggling with depression to teach them skills and help them engage in pleasant activities. There are two main features of the app: “Jackpot” or “Find Something Nearby.” “Jackpot” allows the user to choose from various categories of activities (i.e. water activities, shopping, thoughts, travel) and pull a slot-machine style lever to provide a specific suggestion. “Find Something Nearby” uses “pleasant event scheduling” (PES) to suggest nearby activities ranging from a 0 to 20-mile radius. Positive Activity Jackpot allows for either tailored or general suggestions for a personalized event plan conducted in groups or alone. The app determines personal preference of activities through analysis of the user’s subjective ratings, allowing for future suggestions to be more applicable for everyone. Positive Activity Jackpot also allows for social media posting to linked feeds such as Facebook or Twitter to broadcast one’s chosen activity.

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Overall Score: 3.20/5.00

Research base 1/3
Research support 2/2
Specificity of proposed intervention 2/3
Number of consumer ratings 3/3
Product advisory support 1/1
Software support 0/2

Total 9/14

date of rating:  June 2017

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Available for: Android
Company Name: National Center for Telehealth & Technology
Classification (Type of Treatment): Cognitive Behavioral Principles (incorporating Pleasant Event Scheduling)
Targeted conditions: Depression
Target demographics: Adults (developed for Veterans, but not specific to military personnel)
Special provider necessary: No
Languages Available in: English
Where to get it: Google Play