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Here is a summary of our current features.


RealLife Exp Mobile App

  • Free iOS and Android native app
      1. Runs on iOS  7.0 and later
      2. Runs on Android 4.0 and later
  • No data plan required
  • Can run offline for up to 35 days
  • Response data is fully encrypted using AES-256, random-salted PBKDF2, AES-CBC, random IV, and HMAC
  • Data in mobile app database is also encrypted to limit access to data in lost or stolen mobile devices.
  • All response data is securely uploaded whenever an Internet connection is available
  • GPS coordinates are gathered with every response  (User can allow/disable)
  • All response data is time-stamped to the second
  • Gathers response times for every prompt (i.e., time from presentation of question to entry of response)
  • Optional response window can limit amount of time users have to respond to Notification-initiated sessions (NIS)
  • Up to 6 concurrent User-initiated sessions can be available to mobile users, allowing for event contingent assessments and/ or other user initiated interactions


Web-based LifePak Builder and Manager

  • Intuitive work flow through the LifePak building process
  • Tooltips at every stage of LifePak creation makes building LifePaks easy and efficient, so you won’t get lost or wonder what you are doing at each step
  • LifePaks, or content already existing within a LifePak, can be duplicated and reused with a touch of a button, saving time and allowing the use of previously standardized content
  • LifePak templates provide a quick way to start building LifePaks
  • Startup Sessions are presented to user only once upon first downloading LifePak
      1. LifePak creators have the option to provide startup sessions that, if used, must be completed by the mobile user before NIS or UIS become active
      2. Gather one-time information (e.g., demographics)
      3. Provide users with instructions designed to orient them to your LifePak
      4. Gather participant ID so that user response data can be linked to external data sources
      5. Use as a simple one-time mobile survey
  • Notification-Initiated Sessions (NIS)
    1. Intuitive NIS scheduler makes it easy to establish notification schedules
    2. Four ways to limit how long notifications are delivered
        • Limit by LifePak duration (i.e., notifications are delivered for as long as the LifePak is active)
        • Limit by Days (e.g., Notification session 1 begins on day 1 of LifePak download and runs until day 14; Notification session 2 begins on day 15 and ends on day 28)
        • Limit by Dates (e.g., Notifications session 1 begins on November 1, 2015 and ends on November 15, 2015)
        • Limit by Completed Session (e.g., Notification Session 1 begins at download and runs until User has completed 15 of these session instances; then, Notification Session 2 begins and runs until the User completes 10 sessions).
    3. Notifications can be created for fixed dates and/or times
    4. Randomized notifications can be used to query mobile users at varied times, allowing for random sampling of daily experiences (e.g., specify start time, end time, number of sessions within that time window and how much time between notifications)
    5. Prompt sessions can be linked to multiple notification schedules (e.g., have a single set of questions and two schedules—one for weekdays and another for weekends)
    6. Multiple notification sessions can be established, providing a great deal of flexibility for assessment and/or intervention (e.g., use one NIS to deliver work-related questions 9am-5pm M-F, a second NIS to deliver an evening intervention 6-10pm M-F, and a third NIS delivered on Saturdays)
  • User-Initiated Sessions (UIS)
      1. Create sessions that are available for mobile user interaction whenever they want to access them
      2. Provide an effective means for collecting event contingent data
      3. Use to design and deliver interventions that help mobile users practice new skills
  • 12 Customizable Prompt types 
    • Slider scale question 
    • Free text entry question 
    • Multiple choice question (up to 40 response options) 
    • Rating scale question (up to 10 response options—we recommend < 8) 
    • Numeric-entry question 
    • Number wheel question 
    • Date & time question 
    • Amount of time question 
    • Photo Entry 
    • Text only prompt 
    • Image prompt (with or without text) 
    • Consent prompt 


  • Branching options for multiple choice and rating scale questions
  • Flexible prompt delivery rules
      1. Prompts can be delivered from a Prompt Blok in order or randomly
      2. Prompt Bloks allow the LifePak creator to deliver all prompts within a blok, or to deliver only a specified subset for each session (e.g., randomly select 3 prompts from a blok of 10 for each session)
      3. Multiple Prompt Bloks may be used within a session, allowing different rules to be established for prompt delivery (e.g., for each session, deliver 3 of 10 prompts randomly from Blok 1 and always deliver 2 of 2 prompts in order from Blok 2)
  • LifePak Publishing/Delivery Methods
  • When publishing LifePakcreators can choose to have Mobile Users register with a LifeData account (submit an email and password) or they can use the Anonymous LifePak option so that no personally identifiable information (PII) is gathered. LifePak access options are described below: 
    • Open LifePaks can be downloaded by anyone with the RealLife Exp Mobile app 
    • Some LifePaks require an access Code that is provided by the LifePak Creator 
    • Private LifePaks are only available for Registered LifePaks. To provide Users access, LifePak creators must input the Mobile User’s LifeData account email address when creating the LifePak. 
  • Publish LifePaks for your study so that LifeData has no personally identifiable information related to the mobile user account. Using the Private delivery method, the researcher will create fictitious email addresses and instruct study participants to use this email address when logging into the mobile app and using it for the study.


Data Capture and Download

  • All responses are time-stamped
  • Every user response is stamped with GPS coordinates as long as the user has enabled geolocation
  • Responses to notifications include the delay from notification to initiation for that session
  • Response times for each individual prompt are provided, representing the time from presentation of the prompt to response entry
  • Data can be easily downloaded as a .csv file using the web-based download tool
  • UIS and NIS data can be downloaded as raw data or in summary form with means, standard deviations and counts for each prompt within a session


Customized Data Dashboards 

  • Customizable dashboard allows creators to visualize their mobile users’ response data in real-time 
  • Create an unlimited number of dashboards to organize your data as you wish 
  • Create as many visualization widgets per dashboard as you like 
  • Three graph types (line, bar, gauge) 
  • Free Text response feed to see responses as they come in 
  • View photos as they are submitted by mobile users 
  • Track LifePak statistics (e.g., number of downloads, active users, etc) 
  • Visualize group level responses to selected LifePak questions 


Check back soon—more features are under development!

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