When you attend a session with a mental health counselor, you probably go ready to talk about how you feel, naturally. But can you accurately recall everything you’ve felt since your last session, including where the feeling occurred and how intense it was?
Your counselor wants to know, but unless you constantly kept a journal, you probably haven’t been tracking your emotions.
To help mental health providers more effectively manage the emotional wellness of their clients, WeFeel wanted to develop an app for Windows, iOS, and Android that would track emotional states throughout the day based on context and location.
They needed access to cross-platform, cross-device software components that would speed along their development, but being a small, independent company meant their great idea was limited by funds. The price tag of most enterprise component solutions was a substantial roadblock.
However, since they were a fledgling startup, they could use the Syncfusion Community License for free to build the app they wanted—thus allowing them to create a full, robust tool using Syncfusion’s Xamarin suite.
“WeFeel is making a genuine difference in people’s lives. It has been used by therapists to help treat depression, anxiety, addiction, bipolar disorder, and it has been piloted in a program for teen suicide prevention,” said Jeff Dalby, founder and chief executive officer of WeFeel, Inc.
“It works so well because of its ability to let behavioral health professionals see what is going on with the emotions of their patients. None of that would be possible without Syncfusion’s data visualization components.”
Syncfusion’s charts and gauges were used to create visuals to help therapists understand the cycles of their client’s emotions, and Syncfusion support helped WeFeel make their app a reality.
“You understand that for small startups, the money just isn't there for the amazing products Syncfusion delivers,” said Dalby. “But because of your products and support, you've developed loyalty, and so when we grow, we'll continue to be proud supporters of Syncfusion.”