What is ImpulsePal? Answer
ImpulsePal is a smartphone app which offers various behavioural and psychological strategies that can be used to help you deal with in-the-moment temptation in order to stick to your healthy lifestyle goals.
Who is it for? Answer
The app is designed for people who are trying to lose weight by focusing on food intake in particular. However, the app is for anyone who would like to reduce the amount of unhealthy snacks they eat or to stop themselves from overeating when stressed, bored, or for any other reason.
What devices does it work on? Answer
At the moment the ImpulsePal app works on any device that runs on the Android operating system version 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher. However, we are in the process of programming for other platforms (including iOS) as well.
Why have you changed the app? Answer
We used the qualitative feedback collected from the first cohort of participants to incorporate changes to improve the usability of the app as well as the use of the various strategies taught by ImpulsePal. Further user feedback was gathered during the second phase of the research with a new set of participants. This has helped inform further refinements to the ImpulsePal app and its components.
When will the app be publicly available? Answer
The programmers are working hard to get the next version ready for public download at the end of Summer 2018. If you would like to be informed when the app is available for download register your interest via the contact form.
Will there be an iOS version? Answer
Yes, the next version will be available on iOS as well as on Android platforms.