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Day: April 27, 2016

How Technology Can Help With Addiction

Whether it’s drugs or alcohol, these days there’s an app for that. You may scoff, but of the millions of apps available, from games to fitness, some of them can really help make your life better. And, if there’s an app that can help you avoid falling off the wagon, or help you get through recovery, why wouldn’t you use it?

Addiction isn’t easy, and neither is recovery. Rehab can be costly, but for addicts it can also be a lifesaver. Why not use anything you can, once you are out of rehab, to help you keep from going back in?

Apps For Alcoholics

While there are breathalyzer apps available for smartphones, this isn’t an app that is going to help a recovering alcoholic. You need to avoid the alcohol, not wonder how much you have already drank. However, for someone that has not reached alcoholic status, this app can save lives and money.

If you want apps that will help you, there are some. You can find apps where you can speak to other addicts, for both alcoholics and drug addicts. Find someone to talk you down before it’s too late, get on an app.

There are also AA apps that will remind you of your commandments in staying sober. You can also use it to find the nearest meeting, no matter where you are.

Apps For Drug Addicts

Recovering drug addicts aren’t alone with apps like Twenty Four Hours A Day. This particular app uses things like meditation and prayers to help addicts get through each and every day. It isn’t the only app for addicts though.

Although many of the apps aren’t free, they tend to be affordable and worth the small price you’ll pay for something right in your hand to help you stay off drugs. You can also find apps that with help you find NA meetings, just like with AA.

You Need More Than Just An App

While all of these apps are great, they aren’t a replacement for meetings or human connection. You still need to go to your meetings, get therapy, attend rehab when needed, and communicate with your own friends and family. You need to remember there are plenty of people out there that want to help you.

Plus, that little extra boost of motivation to stay clean and sober, even when it comes from technology, may make the difference in your life. Spend a little money and save yourself from the cost of rehab, or worse costs.

Addiction is a pricey thing. It’s a lot cheaper to pay for a few smartphone apps than it is to pay for the family you could lose, the jail time and missed work you could experience, and it’s a lot cheaper than losing your life to drugs and alcohol.

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Brandify App and Website Awarded at The 22ND Annual Communicator Awards

brandify1Anaheim, CA– (April 27, 2016) – Brandify, the industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions that enables brands to connect better with their consumers, today announced two wins at the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards. With over 6,000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards logo-header-white-en program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals.

Brandify was recognized with the 2016 Silver Award of Distinction in the Mobile Apps – Business category. Brandify’s recently released native app, dubbed The Brandify App, won for its user-friendly interface which enables marketers to better understand and track the progress of their brand’s online performance. With The Brandify App, users across an organization can respond to customer reviews and seamlessly publish location data and content to local listings and social channels.

Brandify’s website also received the 2016 Silver Award of Distinction in the Websites – Marketing category. The website was rewarded for its impressive depiction of the chaotic nature of the local search ecosystem through an interactive particle animation on the home screen which demonstrates how Brandify connects the dots in a busy data ecosystem.

“These awards are testament to the tireless work of our team that we’ve been able to develop a mobile product and website engineered for a strong user experience,” said Manish Patel, CEO of Brandify. “Everything we develop is with the user experience in mind and designed to help our customers foster stronger connections with their own customers. We look forward to continue innovating the space for our clients and stakeholders alike through our website and mobile solutions.”

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

“The work entered in the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards serves as a benchmark in gauging the innovative ideas and capabilities of communications and marketing professionals around the world. Each year, our entrants continue to amaze by reinventing the ways we communicate and market in an ever-changing industry,” noted Linda Day, executive director of the Academy Interactive and Visual Arts.

These awards come on the heels of Brandify’s recent announcement introducing Brandify Mobile, a comprehensive suite of services designed to help brands better connect with their customers. To learn more about Brandify, Brandify Mobile, the company’s Brand Score technology and the company’s suite of location-based digital marketing solutions, please visit www.brandify.com. For more information about the Communicator Awards, please visit www.communicatorawards.com.

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About Brandify                       

Brandify is an industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions that provides brands with a better understanding of their connection to their customers. Brandify does this by capturing data as well as providing technology, strategy and customized services to help brands maximize their online presence and drive customers to their locations. Established in 1997, Brandify (formerly known as Where2GetIt) powers more than 500 brands and serves more than 4.5 million brick and mortar locations. Brandify has channel strength that reaches millions of consumers around the world. CEO Manish Patel has led Brandify in developing local marketing solutions that include the brand score platform, scalable local SEO, local advertising, mobile-local technologies and local-social marketing tools.

About The Communicator Awards:

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year’s Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Please visit www.communicatorawards.com for more information.

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit aiva.org for a full member list and more information.

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