Written Android App Review
In comparison to the iOS platform, Google’s Android just doesn’t offer quite the same level of health oriented apps. We aren’t sure why the deficit is such, but for the longest, we’ve found ourselves starving for just a bit more healthy attention in the Android Market. Thankfully, the good folks at JeeJee have heard our cries, releasing Pain Easer Acupressure upon the wild. The app is a free and convenient way to relieve some pain in a non-invasive way, though we do wish the title’s organization and privacy matched its excellent feature set. Our complaints aside, you can check below beyond the break to peep our full thoughts on this health-conscious application for the Android platform!
Concept and Functionality
The idea behind Pain Easer is painfully simple: Most of us experience the same kind of pain, in somewhat the same places. Doesn’t the old joke about getting old involving throwing your back at in your sleep? The concept is essentially that, given the universal nature of some stress and pain, a guide to curing some of the more common ailments would be greatly appreciated. Pain Easer does this through a variety of fully guided and photographed acupressure procedures. For the uninitiated, this involves squeezing or putting pressure on specific areas of the body in order to relieve stress and discomfort in others. It works surprisingly well, if you’re particularly skeptical, and Pain Easer makes it easy to learn. The app allows you to pick an area of the body that troubles you, and then it does the rest, producing the guide and texts to accompany it.
Our only real complaint with the app, besides the design flaws mentioned below, is its odd privacy settings. For an unknown reason, Pain Easer requires access to your private number and location, a service we find hard to put up with, as the app really needs neither.
Design and Layout
Another one of our niggles with the application was its less-than stellar design. The app often felt cluttered beginning with the primary information menu. The text fields were often somewhat shoddy, as was the overall flow of the app. Pain Easer takes a long time to load, and is quite data intensive, if you’re worried about your data plan. Likewise, the typography was often hard to read, a fact not made any better by the poor English. All in all, Pain Easer offers a lot stellar content, though its still in serious need of a graphical overhaul.
At the end of the day, Pain Easer is free in the Android Market, at least making it a value for your money. If you’re looking for a quick and detailed acupressure guide, there’s no better solution. That being said, the app is far from perfect, requiring an extensive makeover, as well as a few updated privacy settings. All in all, Pain Easer is great for those in need, but perhaps a hard sell for others.
Android Apps Review Details: Pain Easer app is free. This app requires Android 2.1 and up. You may download Pain Easer from the Android Market. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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