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Smiling Mind is an app for all mobile devices that offers guided training in mindfulness meditation for users across the lifespan. With programs targeted to users in different age groups (7-9; 10-12; 13-15; 16-18; and Adults), Smiling Mind provides an assortment of directed practice sessions that teach the fundamentals of mindfulness meditation and how these can be applied to everyday life. Specialized programs in mindfulness meditation in the classroom, in the workplace, and for athletes makes Smiling Mind a flexible app for use by a wide variety of individuals.

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Credibility

Overall Score: 2.85/5.00

Overall Score: 8/14

Research Base: 0/3
Research Funding: 0/2
Proposed Intervention:2/3
Consumer Ratings: 3/3
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Software Support: 2/2

Date of Rating: March 2018


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User Experience

Objective Quality Score: 4.00/5.00

Subscale scores:
Engagement: 3.40
Functionality: 4.50
Aesthetics: 4.30
Information: 3.80

Subjective quality score: 4.00

Perceived impact score: 3.70

Rating date: June 2017
Rated by: Mani, M., Kavanagh, D. J., Hides, L., & Stoyanov, S. R. (2015). Review and Evaluation of Mindfulness-Based iPhone Apps. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 3(3), e82. https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.4328


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Transparency

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Does the app have a privacy policy?:Yes
Does the privacy policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information, OR state that user information is stored locally?:Yes
Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts/de-identifies the entered data OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the app provide the option of a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?:Yes
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can use the app WITHOUT entering identifiable information, OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can delete entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can edit entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell


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More Information

Available For: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; compatible with Android 4.1 and up
Developer: Smiling Mind Pty. LTD.
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness
Targeted Conditions: Not Specified
Target Audience: Adults, Adolescents, Children
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare provider: No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Get it on: Google PlayiTunes

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Smiling Mind

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How Mindfulness Works