Taking pills and other forms of medication can be a big hassle, not to mention an easily forgotten hassle, that the Mango Health app hopes to make much more convenient. It turns the chore into a game by implementing an earned currency system that can be redeemed for items of value. In this case, the Mango Health app lets users win gifts and make charity contributions based on the reward points racked up.
The Mango Health app also introduces a social component, which allows people to compare their adherence with others. While the Mango Health app clearly helps the individual, it is actually tackling a larger issue. As Fast Co Exist points out, "People skipping their medication adds up to hundreds of billions in health care costs." This app will help make a difference.