University of California San Francisco (UCSF) PRIME

Schizophrenia Patients Treatment App (SPT App)

About the Client

Our Client is considered as one of the world’s preeminent medical and life sciences universities and are among the top in the nation. The schools is also rank at or near the top in research funding from the National Institutes of Health

Project Objective

SPT App objective was to develop an easy to use IOS & Android Mobile friendly app to treat individuals with schizophrenia.  The ultimate goal of SPT App was to inspire young people with schizophrenia and improve the quality of life for them and their families.

Main Features of the App

The app was mainly designed to be used for research based studies to treat patients with depressive and Schizophrenia. App Maisters team worked with the Client Researchers and IT teams and delivered an end to end HIPAA Compliant solution for the patients.   The App basically enrolls participants who have been recently diagnosed with a psychosis spectrum disorder, prodromal psychosis, or who are deemed at Clinical High Risk for developing psychosis. Participants was able to interact with their peers and a coach in the App Community over a period of several weeks. Participants was able to works towards self-identified goals with the support of the virtual community as well as with motivation coaches. Coaches was able to use the App and provide tailored interventions to enhance motivation, and post daily discussion topics to the PRIME community to encourage interaction between members. Following are some of the app features

  • Researchers and Coaches to set up personal goals and daily Challenges for Patients
  • Connect with Peers and Coaches
  • Patients to Share their moments with the community
  • Patient to Share interest with community
  • Track Goals met and Challenges along and maintain a history


  • Java
  • Objective C
  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL
  • Amazon SNS
  • Linux Ubuntu
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • HTML/CSS/Angular.js
  • GoogleFit


  • The team of researchers and scientists at UCSF were able to gather, monitor and analyze data from psychiatric patients
  • The patients were able to connect with their coaches and peers to complete tasks and assignments to improve their mental health
  • The patients were able to track their progress and improve their lives