GG Apps get into the details

At GG Apps, we believe it’s not enough to promise the world to our users. We don’t just focus on easily digestible content that everyone could write. Instead, we go very deeply and specifically into people’s real feelings and thoughts.

Our apps begin with more common themes such as Self esteem. Soon after, we get into more specific topics, such as Doubt and Beliefs. On the more advanced levels, we cover a wide array of very targeted and specific thoughts. Topics such as Coping with embarrassment and Commitment anxiety are just an example.

That’s partly why it takes us a lot of time to add new languages – we need to make sure our translates actually translate culturally and psychologically as well.

So thanks for your amazing support and patience, and keep on training for those 2-3 minutes a day.

GG Apps updated with new font, language

Today and tomorrow we are rolling out a much anticipated to our line of apps. Our new version now supports Right-to-left languages, and for this new feature we also updated the font to a more contemporary, readable on (Open Sans).

These changes will hopefully make the app content more comprehensible for your short training sessions.

The apps currently being updated: GGRO, GGOC and GGBI (our newest app, make sure you try it out if you want to improve your body image).

GGRO will support, following this update, 3 languages: English, Spanish and Hebrew. We are also working on Italian and would really like to add more languages as soon as we can. The reason we don’t do that too often is we need to make sure our content is not just translated properly, but also works in the translated language in terms of context and culture.

Over the next few weeks, we are planning to add a fourth member to our little family – GGSE: Self Esteem. This more ‘vanilla’ app is designed for wide audience, such as people who don’t suffer from a specific condition but would still like to train and improve their well being.

Stay tuned, and let us know if you experience any issues with the update.

I have doubts about my relationship. Is it normal?

Doubt is a defensive mechanism. Its purpose is to warn and protect us from mistakes and danger. A good balance between confidence and doubt ensures we can operate in this world freely and happily.

However, some people find it much more common to be unsure about things that for others can be more straightforward. For example, we can get preoccupied or obsessed about our partner, spouse or loved ones. This obsessive behaviour and thinking can prevent us from seeing clearly and making the right choices. Instead of protecting us, it can damage our relationships and our well being.

Worrying, having doubts or even being preoccupied with a particular relationship does not automatically suggest a diagnosis of a relationship obsession.

Like other OCD symptoms, relationship-related OC symptoms require psychological intervention only when causing significant distress and are incapacitating. Assessing ROCD symptoms, however, is further complicated by the fact that such experiences, even if distressing, may still be a part of the normal course of a still developing relationship, mainly during the flirting and dating stages of a relationship, or reflect real life problems.

Our app, GGRO: Relationship Doubt, is focused on helping people improve their condition whether they have normal doubts or if they suffer from Relationship OCD. We believe training for 3-5 minutes a day can benefit users by reducing symptoms and challenging beliefs that hinder our judgement.

 

GG OC: OCD Training app is now ready to download

Good news from the app stores this morning – our newest app, GG OC: OCD Training app is now approved and ready to download.

This iteration expands our GG Apps app variety to two – GG RO focuses on relationship related obsessions, while GG OC has wider, more generic OCD related content, with specific topics for common obsessions such as contamination, perfectionism, abandonment and more.

So what are we all waiting for? Let’s start training!

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GG Apps family expands

We’re now on the verge of launching a new app: GG OC, and would like to tell a bit more about it.

When we started working on GG Apps, we decided to start with a narrower, more specific audience, and chose ROCD and relationship related obsession as the first stepping stone. This came out naturally: Prof. Guy Doron is a world leading researcher in the field and helped define it. Therefore, we felt like we knew the target audience pretty good.

The plan was always to expand towards wider audience, and the next natural step is tackling a more established and well known range of obsessions which unfortunately affect millions of people worldwide: OCD, “Pure OC” and more.

We tailored a new “path” or map for people to follow – this path has four major goals:

Awareness: We learn more about our negative self talk

Identification: We train ourselves to better identify and challenge negative self talk

Positivity: We increase our access to neutral and positive self-talk.

Automatic: We increase the automaticity of the above processes.

Main audiences:
People with obsessive compulsive symptoms would benefit from using the app as a therapy assisting tool. It can provide users with more information about their condition, as well as better understanding of how other people who suffer from similar doubts think and feel. This app can be also used as a relapse prevention tool for OCD. Daily training can benefit by enhancing people’s ability to identify and respond to self-talk.

GG OC is scheduled for release early December.

Giuseppe finds GG RO Helpful

Hi, This is Giuseppe, I’m writing from Italy. I have been using your app and it is very helpful!

Message from K

I want to thank you so much for this ROCD app. It saved my life! I had been doing CBT therapy for OCD but it was very general. This app targets the exact thoughts and perceptions that run through my head.

I’m becoming much more aware of my misconceptions about relationships therefore I’m starting to change my perception towards them. I feel like this shift will help me build healthier relationships!

Sarah’s mail

Hello GG Apps,
Thank you so much for your research into ROCD and for making this app. I am really enjoying it and plan on buying it once I finish the free version.
It is really validating to see the different statements and realize that what I am experiencing is indeed ROCD. What a relief!!!!! It also helps to know what the different thoughts are so, I can identify them when they happen.
Thanks again! Keep up the good work!

GG RO: first user survey results are in!

During the last couple of weeks, we took the opportunity and sent a push notification, asking for our valuable users to take a short survey.

We now concluded 90 days since launch, and wanted to take a little snapshot of the way things shape for our new platform and for the people who tasted it. We mainly wanted to know two things:

  • Is the app helpful?
  • Are you, the users, satisfied?

So here are the results:

  • 68% overall thought the app was helpful and useful.
  • 74% of the people who did buy thought it was helpful and useful.
  • There weren’t any significant differences between women and men.
  • The results also showed that GG RO helped people with relationship related anxieties.
  • The higher level people reported reaching on GGRO and the more times playing, the less relationship related anxiety and preoccupation they reported.
  • Similarly, the more people thought GGRO was effective, the less symptoms they reported. This suggest that people playing GGRO consistently and according to the 3 level per-day rule, may significantly benefit from training.

So, that’s about it for now. We have, together, tested the waters. We had some amazing response from individuals who reached out and wanted to share their impressions and appreciation for what we are trying to do.

It was important for us to try and reach a pool of opinions and views and now we know we are on the right track, and feel motivated to improve the app and platform to help more people and make sure more users are satisfied.

In the near future, we will be launching GG OC – an app that potentially targets a larger audience (OCD > ROCD), and prior to expanding, we wanted to make sure what we have done so far is acceptable.

If you have anything to add or suggest, please feel free to write to us.

And many thanks to our amazing community and for everyone who took the time to submit their surveys.

If you are interested in more detailed data, please visit A/Prof Guy Doron’s post on rocd.net.

View detailed results on rocd.net

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