In short: We have released new versions of Stress Free and Phobia Free. The improvements we have made are the direct result of your feedback. We hope you enjoy all the fixes and in particular the much reduced file size with no detectable loss of quality. Let us know what you think.
One of the things we are most grateful for since we started is how helpful our users have been in improving our apps. Even though we have not done any real advertising to date just over 10,000 of you have downloaded and used our apps. Not bad in less than 3 months.
We have been collecting a lot of feedback from you and we have been busy improving things. The main issue was always the file size of the apps. This was because we included a lot of videos in them that go through all the therapy concepts. We wanted to reduce the size without affecting the quality. One of the early solutions we thought of was to stream all the videos, but then we decided it would have been a nuisance to make sure that you are always connected to do the treatment. This was not a good solution as we don't want anything to stop you from getting on with the app and beating spider phobia. We knew we could always simply reduce the quality of the videos but, again, if they don't look good and sound good you are not going to like it, so; not an option. In the end we managed to come up with a solution that reduces the file size for both Stress Free and Phobia Free to 1/3 of what it was with no appreciable loss of quality.
Ah, we also have an announcement for all of you who had downloaded Phobia and never got around to the spider games because the pay wall was there. As a result of this update you got the whole thing for free, just update the app and you'll get everything unlocked for free. This is in part happy coincidence, in part our way of saying thanks for the feedback and early support. We figured out that it is enough of a barrier for people to download the app and start working on their phobia to worry half way through about payment. We have made the payment upfront so there are no barriers in the middle of treatment. The only barrier is you deciding to tackle your phobia and buying the app. We have reason to believe that if you but it upfront it represents enough of an investment that you will want to persevere and finish it. This means we are more likely to help you succeed overcome your fear.
Please let us know what you think of the updates.