App score: 74/100 About the Orcha review

Allergic illnesses are associated not just with allergens, but also with lifestyles.

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Platform: Android

Cost: Entirely Free

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Condition(s) this app helps

  • Asthma


Allergic illnesses are associated not just with allergens, but also with lifestyles. Recording symptoms regularly and telling the treating physician about them contribute significantly to getting a clear diagnosis. The e-symptoms app, serving as an electronic log, helps allergy and asthma sufferers to observe, quantify and document their symptoms easily. In a daily test run-through, the relevant symptoms are noted and any medication intake and lifestyle habits are recorded. To supplement the test questions, images of the skin can be documented, for example in the case of atopic dermatitis (eczema). The data are can access the affected person in convenient graphical form. Before a consultation, a compilation of the symptom data can be sent to the treating physician at the push of a button. This overview is supplemented by pollen count, air pollution and rainfall data, to provide the doctor with additional information. The app provides optimum support for diagnostics and communication between affected persons and their doctors. The advice section contains basic information and tips for the allergy sufferer. The regional pollen forecast allows hay fever sufferers to make an initial estimate of the situation. For any questions about allergies, the aha! infoline is just a click away. If you have questions about installing or using the app, you can call the hotline: +41 359 90 50. aha! Allergiezentrum Schweiz, MeteoSchweiz and CK-Care offer this app to people with allergies, health care professionals and anyone else interested, as a useful tool that makes precise diagnosis possible. Special features: - Test questions for the daily symptoms log - Photo function for taking pictures of skin changes - Statistics functions - Medicines list - Log transmission to doctor - Allergy advice - Capture of treating physician's contact data - Personal data protection function with PIN Languages: German, French, Italian, English aha! Swiss Allergy Centre, website: www.aha.ch

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App score: 74/100

More details

Reviewed on: 17 October 2019 (Independently reviewed for us by ORCHA)

  • General Information
  • "Health Tracking
  • "Health Tracking
  • Data Sharing
  • "Health Tracking
  • "Health Tracking
  • Wellbeing Tracking
Data Collection

The data collected about you is capable of identifying that it relates to you

The type of data that it collects is classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable and Sensitive) - Because of the type of data that this App collects it is particularly important that the App takes the security and privacy of that data seriously and only enables others to see or share this information if you have expressly consented to this.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share your data in any way with other people without your consent.

The App does allow you to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.


It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.


The App does provide customisable features.

End User Capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.


The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.


The App is entirely free to use.

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