InDEx: Open Source iOS and Android Software for Self-Reporting and Monitoring of Alcohol Consumption

J Open Res Softw. 2018 Mar 23;6:13. doi: 10.5334/jors.207.


InDEx is a software package for reporting and monitoring alcohol consumption via a smartphone application. Consumption of alcohol is self-reported by the user, and the app provides a visual representation of drinking behaviour and offers feedback on consumption levels compared to the general population. InDEx is intended as an exemplar app, operating as a standalone smartphone application and is highly customisable for a variety of research domains. InDEx is written in JavaScript, using IONIC framework which is cross-platform and is available under the liberal GNU General Public License (v3). The software is available from GitHub (

Keywords: Android; IONIC; alcohol; iOS; monitoring; smartphone.