Zyrtec App Gamifies Allergy Diagnosis

Zyrtec App Gamifies Allergy Diagnosis


Calculate Your Allergies

Do you get a stuffy nose that you blame on allergies, but don’t know exactly what you are allergic to? The Zyrtec AllergyCast app could give you a better idea of what causes your allergic reactions. It is a big step towards managing your allergies.

The AllergyCast app asks users to keep a daily log of how they feel. AllergyCast uses the log in conjunction with weather and pollen data to help users discover what type or types of pollen cause their allergic reactions. The app gets pollen and weather information from over 10,000 data stations located throughout the US.

If you report that you experienced watery eyes on three days last week, AllergyCast essentially looks at the pollen levels in your area to determine the likely source of your discomfort.

Motivating Users to Input More Data


AllergyCast needs quite a bit of information to pinpoint the cause of allergies. A few days of user input will not reveal much as there will not be enough data to base a forecast on. To motivate people to input information daily, app developers use gamification.

Zyrtec gamifies allergies by giving users a chance to play a spin-to-win game for every day they log in to the app. The app also rewards users with charms for using the service regularly. Many of the charms are related to the user’s specific allergies.

Can AllergyCast Replace Your Doctor?

Some people may find that AllergyCast gives them all the information they need to pinpoint their allergens and find an over-the-counter medicine that works well for them. In other cases, people with serious allergies can use the app to help guide doctors toward appropriate treatments.

Over 300,000 people have already downloaded the app. The average user spends dedicates about 15 minutes a month to AllergyCast. These numbers show that Zyrtec’s gamified app is both useful and fun, which are the two most important factors for an app’s success.

It certainly looks like Zyrtec has found a way to help people help themselves without spending a lot of money on doctors and wrong medicine. Get the free Zyrtec AllergyCast app for you iPhone or Android and give it a try!


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