Appbakery is a revolutionary digital health platform to build your mobile research study apps. No mobile programming needed. Just use a simple web wizard to design your app and get your study running in no time.
Using Appbakery powered apps, you can now collect data from patients using surveys, wearables, mobile phone sensors.
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Who is Appbakery for?
Are you a researcher, physician or a curious citizen scientist? And looking to collect survey and sensor/wearables data using smartphone Apps? Then Appbakery is the tool you need to quickly design your own study app. Using Appbakery you can make apps to collect patient-reported/generated health data to track lifestyle, psychosocial behavior, fitness, nutrition, sleep and much more. Build apps to collect data via surveys, or activity data via sensors/wearables and engage your participants via real time feedback insights.
Research Study Design
Use Prebuilt Consent
Create multiple survey study arms
Randomization and arm allocation
IRB Submission Support Kit
Grant writing Support Kit
Research Study Data
Get all participant data in real-time
View all participant consent
Digital Health Tools
Integrate with wearables such as Fitbit, Jawbone, Apple Watch
Use data from Apple’s HealthKit or Google Fit
Mobile App Features
Launch on both iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play)
Send push notifications for reminders or study arm specific messages
Mobile specific data such as photos, audio, video and sensors
Multipart questions to tackle the complexities of medical research surveys
Line graphs for questions that use a scale or numeric type answers
No. All app data is sent from the devices to our servers in encrypted form. Data is stored in our secure databases with access to only authorized individuals. No study data is stored on users phone.
Describe in detail the protections that will be implemented to maintain the confidentiality of consent forms and data.
We follow all industry best practices for HIPAA compliance. Data is sent from the devices to our servers in encrypted form using SSL encryption. All images and signature images are encoded. All database access is restricted to authorized individuals only. An audit log is maintained for all server access.
Where and how will data be stored?
Data is stored in our secure databases with access to only authorized individuals. This includes all images too. No study data such as participant name, consent, survey responses is stored on users phone. Only data that is already being tracked on their phone using phone sensors like GPS, barometer, step tracking and which maybe also shared by the user for the purpose of the study remains on the phone as that data is outside the study app itself and the study app does not have permission to delete this data from the user’s phone.
How long will the data be stored?
Data is stored on our servers as long as the researcher / research team want the study app to be hosted live on the App stores. After the study app is removed, we store the data only for a period of 30 days. All data is made available to study teams via secure download. Study teams can also download the data anytime and request deletion before the 30 day period. Once the data is deleted it will no longer be stored or available with TrialX
Who will have access to all study materials?
The Principle Investigator, who creates the app using Appbakery will get access to the study data hosted on Appbakery. Thereafter they can download the data as CSV/Excel files and share it with their research team as they see fit.
How will study materials be destroyed?
Appbakery only provides the platform to build the study app and store the study data. Once the study is data collection is done, we will delete the App and the study data within 30 days of study app is closed.
How will data be transported and who is responsible for receipt or transmission of the data?
All data collected by the app is held strictly confidential and secure. Data is sent to our servers in encrypted form using SSL(secure socket layer) standard technology.
Will data be used for future research?
Depending on the study and research team plans, data may be used for future research. Appbakery does not control how the research team will use the data collected.
Where will data analysis take place and how will data security be maintained during analysis?
Appbakery provides the data collected by the study app as downloadable files. The research team can run analysis on their local software outside Appbakery and will need to follow their institutional process to maintain security during the analysis process.
Can you help me with estimate for my Grant or IRB submission?
Yes. We have tools to help you get materials for putting in your grant and also generating an IRB packet once you build an app.
We need several apps for our institution, can I get a bulk license?
You will need to put a credit card and we will bill it monthly and generate an invoice PDF. Please contact us if you need to send in payments through a different mechanism.
Why should I use and not build my own Appbakery app?
Yes, you can build your own App. But building an App can easily take 4 months or more. Plus you will need to write two apps, one for Apple iOS and one for Android phones. This can cost you easily $50,000 plus, with Appbakery you get an app in minutes and it runs on both iOS and Android.
1.What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?
User Provided Information
The Application obtains information you provide (ie. symptoms) when you use the features of the Application. You will remain anonymous when you join and start tracking. Users younger than 13 years old are prohibited from downloading and using the Application.
Automatically Collected Information
In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application.
2. Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?
Information that users directly input into the Application is not shared with any third parties unless there is a scenario that meets one of these conditions:
as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.
3. What are my opt-out rights?
You can discontinue use by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.
4. Privacy and Data Confidentiality
Your privacy is important to us. We will use strict information technology procedures to safeguard your data and prevent improper access.
Data is stored in our secure databases with access to only authorized individuals. This includes all images too. No data such as survey responses is stored on users phone. Only data that is already being tracked on your phone using phone sensors like GPS, barometer, step tracking (shared by user for the purpose of tracking) remains on the phone as this data is outside the tracker app itself and the tracker app does not have permission to delete this data from the user’s phone.
We follow all industry best practices for HIPAA compliance. Data is sent from the devices to our servers in encrypted form using SSL encryption. All images are encoded. All database access is restricted to authorized individuals only.
We will not access your personal phone contacts, texts, emails, personal photos, or websites visited.
Your authorization to use and share your tracked data will expire when you opt out of the Application or uninstall the Application.
We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.
6. Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information
We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 30 days and thereafter may store it in aggregate. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.
8. Contact Us
If you have questions regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org