Symptom checker and more
Ada describes itself as a health guide, and it delivers by providing advice and helpful information around health and specific symptoms. It helps you to understand what might be wrong and makes recommendations on your next steps.
A medical app formed by professionals
An app with a friendly interface, Ada provides helpful information without pretending to be something that it isn’t.
There are two key aspects for a medical app to demonstrate that it’s effective. Ada proves it is useful in the first category by being quick and easy to use. You answer a series of questions that can take 5 to 10 minutes and then you receive your results. The second aspect is an element of trust; since medical professionals shaped it, and it carefully delivers information, the app succeeds in this category too. You can then share the results with your doctor to discuss.
The result of the ease of use and trustworthiness is an app that is a time saver. Rather than spending hours jumping from one website to the next looking up symptoms, Ada sets you at ease in a matter of minutes with advice on when to seek a medical professional and potential remedies. What makes it stand out from apps like WebMD, is the personalized approach. The app gathers data, which influences the questions it asks and the information it provides. Privacy has been thought of too; your data is kept safe and only identifiable by your first name.
If you aren’t familiar with medical terms, some aspects of the app can be a bit challenging, although some terms are explained. While the questions are quick and easy to answer, they don’t cover everything. That means if your symptoms fall outside that line of questioning, it can be hard to get to something relevant. The issue of missing some areas and relying on user knowledge can lead to some inaccuracies in Ada’s results.
Where can you run this program?
This app runs on Android 4.3 and later.
Is there a better alternative?
No. There are no apps exactly like Ada. WebMD collaborates with an app, but this one is miles ahead.
Ada is a thorough and effective app. It can give you answers and advice on what to do in a matter of minutes, without overstepping its remit.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you want a health app to give you peace of mind, or prepare you for a conversation with a medical professional, Ada will help.
- Personalized approach
- Easy to use
- Created with medical professionals
- Share results
- Some unclear terminology
- Limited question function
- Some inaccuracies