It’s been an exciting week here, and we’d like to thank everybody who has supported us in launching the Mango Health app. Whether you’ve advised us along the way, participated in our beta program, joined in spreading the word or shared your experience using our app with other people, your help has made the launch a success. We couldn’t have done it without you!
We’ve made it our mission to inspire people to improve their health. As we dug into this challenge, we learned that one crucial aspect of healthy living—taking medications and supplements correctly and safely—can be a real struggle for busy people. So we decided to tackle that issue and build an app that’s fun to use and keeps people on track.
We live for feedback, and thanks to you we’ve received a lot of it in the past week. The response has been pretty great, and we wanted to share some of what people are saying about Mango Health so far.
Comments on Twitter:
“One question after the launch of Mango Health – Where have you been all my life?!” – Will (@_wplusb)
"Right as I was thinking to myself ‘I wish there was an app to remind me to take my vitamins’ I find this. Awesome." – Abid (@abidc)
"Interesting app by Mango Health to up med compliance. Love the interaction database too." – Matthew (@matthewjgeary)
"I just downloaded the new Mango Health app. Medication reminders and compliance with an awesome UX. Check it out." – Joe (@eclinical)
"Game on! Mango Health is turning taking pills into a game." – Brenda (@b_reginatto)
"What a great product!" – Doug (@doug_gammons)
Reviews from the Apple App Store:
“I have been using for a few weeks (in the beta). Surprised how much better it made me about taking my meds and vitamins. Before I used to end a month with a disturbingly high number of pills. No more. App is easy to use.” – AppMaster 900
“Great way to stay organized with medications, vitamins and more. It actually makes being healthy fun.” – Akilicp
“This app is great. Provides notifications when I need to take medications, without being annoying. Love that the first reward benefits a good cause.” – Wijiw
“This app is exactly what I needed. I’m super forgetful about taking medications but this app reminds me, keeps track of when and what I’ve taken and even tells me about possible interactions. Super polished and pretty as well.” – Lilpinky
In the Press:
“Not every gamified app is compelling—in many cases, sticking a points system and some badges on an app just makes it clunky. Mango Health has avoided that trap—most likely because of the gaming background of its founders.” – Fast Company Co.Exist
“The app’s colorful, clean design is more inviting than many health apps on the market. But the real trick to getting people to stay hooked is a reward system.” – GigaOm
“But it’s the game component that sets the app apart, which Mango Health CEO Jason Oberfest said motivates people and keeps users engaged with their personal health goals.” – Los Angeles Times
“A new mobile app aimed at allowing people to manage their personal health by tracking medications and nutritional supplements they take — is launching after a 16-week pilot program and a strategic deal with retail giant Target. The app rewards users with gift cards or allows them to make charitable donations for correctly following their medical regimens by using game design concepts.” – AllThingsD
“Mango Health’s app gamifies the whole process with eight different levels that offer different kinds of rewards that range up to $100 gift certificates or discounts. It also keeps a journal of medications and supplements that people take.” – TechCrunch
“Mango Health’s iOS app aims to use its game design principles to help solve this problem. The idea is that when users stick to the schedule, virtual points are earned and can be accrued to receive real-world rewards.” – The Next Web
Needless to say, we’re very happy to hear all these nice words. But you’ve also given us a lot of great suggestions and input on new features you want to see in Mango Health, and we’re working hard to implement them. Stay tuned!
Have a suggestion you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you.
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