Kay Say & Match

Version: 2.0 | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 2 - General Health
Country: GB
Category: Development
Released: 15/01/2018
Updated: 31/10/2019
Version: 2.0
Size: 106mb
Developer: Kay Pictures Ltd
Reviewed On: 17/01/2020
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 74%.

It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focused on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App doesn’t collect any data and it is therefore only assessed and scored based on its performance in the User Experience and Clinical Assurance sections of our review.

Data Privacy
Not Applicable
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Clinical Assurance
33/40
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User Experience
21.2/30
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Developer description
The Kay Say and Match app helps very young children to learn the special pictures that are used to measure vision, ready for a professional eye test. The app is aimed at children aged from 15 months who are just learning to talk, and to help children over 24 months learn to match. The Name game teaches the names and sounds of the six Kay Picture optotypes (vision testing pictures). Knowing the picture names will give the child confidence to perform a professional vision test earlier than otherwise. The Match game associates the six pictures with cartoon animations to help learn the concept of matching the same picture. The game is fun and easy, with sounds and cheering rewards. The Practice game simulates the key aspects of a professional vision test, where the picture to be matched is shown separately, remembered, then matched. This game does not measure vision, but allows a very young or shy child to practice in a fun way and gain familiarity and confidence before an eye test. The Test game is an in-app purchase. This provides a speaking matching card to be used during a professional vision test. Each picture says its name when touched, making it easier for the examiner to hear which picture has been chosen, and more fun for the child. This is particularly helpful for children with some additional needs, such as autism.
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Goal Setting and Gamification
The App allows users to set health and wellbeing related goals and may support games and challenges around achieving that
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Testing

It wasn'tclear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

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.

Support

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

Cost

The App isn't entirely free to use.

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