Quality Score

A Quality Score system designed to identify the most relevant tool for your health objectives

Our Quality Score system is designed for you to be able to quickly identify important features regarding a given app and compare apps amongst each other.

How does it work?

Details of the Quality Score can be found in each of the app monograph found on AppGuide.

We calculate a Quality Score for every health apps on the market and track app updates to modify the Quality Score accordingly.

Score calculation

When our proprietary technology can find a given key element in an app, we display an yes and give it 1 point. When a key element can’t be find, we display an no and the app gets no point on that element.

By adding the sum of the points in each of the 3 key elements categories, we end up with a score ranging from 4 to 0.

  • 4 =
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  • 2 =
  • 1 =
  • 0 =

Key elements

Private

No access to accounts
A point is provided to this app if it does not give information about other apps installed on your device (creator, name, type of account, etc.).
No access to unique device identification
A point is provided to this app if it does not give information about your device's hardware components, which could be used to track you on different web services.
No access to the identity of the telephone subscriber (SIM)
A point is provided to this app if it does not give information about your mobile phone services and provider, which could be used to track you on different messaging and phone services.
No access to phone number
A point is provided to this app if it does not give information on your phone number, which could be used to follow you on services that use this data or to attack you using spam, phishing or 2FA tactics.

Security

Recently updated
A point is provided to this app if it has been updated at least 1 time in the last 6 months, which significantly reduces technical vulnerability and associated risks.
Protection against known attacks
A point is provided to this app if it protects against known attacks, such as those identified in the National Vulnerability Database (NVD).
No administrator privileges
A point is provided to this app if it cannot gain administrator access to your device.
No debugging access
A point is provided to this app if it cannot gain debugging access to your device, which could expose privileged details and sensitive information.

Simplicity

Easy to understand
A point is provided to this app if it is easy to understand (grade level below 8) as defined by the Automated Readability Index (ARI) readability tool.
Satisfied users
A point is provided to this apps if it shows a good user satisfaction rating, defined as an average of at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Easy to find privacy policy
A point is provided to this app if it provides quick and easy access to its privacy policy.
Non-distraction by advertisements
A point has been given to this app if it does not display advertising on its interface, which potentially makes it harder to use.