Development of an android-based journaling and mood tracking mobile application for improving mental health using firebase application programming interface

Authors

  • Christopher Russel Department of Informatics, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Tangerang, Indonesia
  • Alexander Waworuntu Department of Informatics, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Tangerang, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5029-1529
  • Darren Surya Department of Informatics, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Tangerang, Indonesia
  • Joseph Nathanael Zebua Department of Informatics, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Tangerang, Indonesia
  • Ray Sandy Department of Informatics, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Tangerang, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-2156.IntJSciRep20230716

Keywords:

Android, Firebase, Mental health, Mobile application

Abstract

The mental health of an individual is a critical aspect of overall well-being and has a significant impact on daily life and relationships. Despite the increasing prevalence of mental health disorders, access to mental health care remains a challenge, especially in low and middle-income countries. The use of mobile apps has the potential to improve access to mental health care and promote self-awareness and well-being. The study aims to design a mental health application that incorporates journaling and mood tracking to promote mindfulness and encourage individuals to regularly reflect on their experiences and emotions. The application is built on the firebase platform and utilizes three key components: firebase storage, firestore database, and firebase authentication. The application also employs two native device features, camera and storage, for capturing profile pictures and cover images. The study provides a comprehensive solution for user management and the delivery of mental health support services.

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2023-03-24

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