about 7 years ago

Congratulations to the Winners!

SAMHSA is pleased to announce and congratulate the prizewinners for its Opioid Recovery App Challenge.

First Place Prizewinner: The first place prize winning app is FlexDek for MAT by the Sober Recovery Network, winning $15,000.

Second Place Prizewinner: The second place prizewinning app is RePear by Sara Du, winning $7,500.

Third Place Prizewinner: The third place prizewinning app is Recopia by Jae Jang, winning $5,000.

Honorable Mention winners are:

  • Honorable Mention prize of $1,000 for Insight 1 Drug Interaction Info and Drug Side Effects Info for Methadone, Buprenorphine winner is Recopia, by Jae Jang
  • Honorable Mention prize of $1,000…

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about 7 years ago

Winners will be announced soon

We are currently in the process of finalizing the winners for SAMHSA’s Opioid Recovery App Challenge, and plan to announce the winners in the next week.  If for some reason announcing winners is delayed, we will post another update. 

Thank you for your good work in submitting entries to SAMHSA’s Opioid Recovery App Challenge.

over 7 years ago

Clarification on UDIDs


The previous post included device tracking numbers before the UDIDs for the devices. The numbers below are the UDIDs without the device tracking numbers and should work for input. Apologies about the mix-up!



For iPhones and iPhone apps:

 9900 0491 1651 184 

 9900 0495 3900 366


Thank you,

The Challenge Team

over 7 years ago

Important - Additional UDIDs for Judging Your Entries! Please update!


As discussed in earlier posts, we have additional UDIDS that all entries must be available to in order to be judging for prizes. Please make your entry available to the following android and iphones for judging.

Please note that if you do not make your app accessible to these devices for judging, your entry will be disqualified.

For SAMSUNG S5 phones and Android apps:

ASSET # 100347 797b11dd01f6e84a9faae24ed545d47dc6aca900 

ASSET # 98247 215df73cc7db570c9cb04b958624496c5019b731

For iPhones and iPhone apps:

ASSET # 101260 9900 0491 1651 184 

ASSET # 101259 9900 0495 3900 366

Thank you!
The Challenge Team

over 7 years ago

This is it – Last Day to Submit your Opioid Recovery App

Today is the day -

If you haven’t submitted your Opioid Recovery App already, you have ‘til 11:59 p.m. EDT tonight to submit it. Find out what time that is in your city. 

Thank you again for your time and energy on behalf of patients receiving medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. 

The judges are really looking forward to reviewing your apps. Good luck!

over 7 years ago

Two Days to Go!

Hello out there! 

With just two days left to submit your entry, we know that many of you are working feverishly on your product to get it in on time. We look forward to seeing your short videos, and your solutions. 

Don’t forget – you submit your solution via the Homepage. 

Counting the hours ‘til we see all of your apps!


over 7 years ago

One Week Left for the Opioid Recovery App Challenge and Tips on Submission

Good Morning Innovators!

There is only one week left to submit your app! Don’t forget: 

If you’re submitting an Android application: you must include the Android APK file and any other associated files needed to run the app or a link to the app in the Google Play store;

If you’re submitting an IOS application:

If your Application is available on the iTunes App Store provide a link in the “Website URL” field on “Enter a Submission” form. If you charge a fee for downloading your Application, you must provide a promo code.

If your Application is not yet publicly…

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over 7 years ago

First set of UDIDs for entries

Good Morning!

There is one week left to submit entries. Below are the first UDIDs provided that all IOS entries must be made available to. Please note that we will be posting additional UDIDs after the entry submission period has closed for the final judging period. Your entries will need to be available to those UDIDs as well.

759506b440356b1418dd9e86c4c475a1d3e74a92    UDID #1


23a5c2c33b6bf58fcc97a101fa1611d75db38ffb         UDID #2


Thank you,

The Challenge Team

over 7 years ago

Two Weeks Left to Submit Your App

Happy Friday Tech Inventors, 

There are only 14 days left to complete your solution for the Opioid Recovery App Challenge. 

We know you’re busy and probably have a lot on your plate, that’s why we’re doubly appreciative that you are participating in this challenge!

Don’t forget – submit your app by Friday, May 27, 2015 11:59 p.m. Find out what time that is in your city.

Please – continue! We eagerly await the submission of your app.

over 7 years ago

Last Month of the Challenge

Good Day Innovators!

I want to extend the challenge team’s appreciation for your participation and interest in this challenge. We are grateful that you’ve chosen to apply your skills and talents to potentially help patients receiving medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder maintain recovery and avoid relapse. 

If you have questions, you can always ask them in the discussion forum. We monitor for questions regularly and reply to them as soon as possible. 

We’re getting excited to see your submissions! On behalf of our team, thank you for your participation and interest in providing recovery support.

over 7 years ago

Making a Good Submisison Video

Hello out there!

We know you're focused on building a great Opioid Recovery App, but we don't want you to forget about your submission video. It’s a requirement of your submission and will be the first thing that judges review, so we have a few tips about how to create a good one. 

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app does, and how its features meet the requirements of this Challenge. Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your app is so…

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over 7 years ago

Tips on What We're Looking For


We’re one month into the Challenge submission period. Thanks again for your interest in creating an Opioid Recovery App. By now you are well underway in developing your app. There are some basic things to keep in mind as you work on your product: 

The end user is receiving outpatient medication-assisted treatment. That means that they live at home and go to a clinic or physician’s office to receive their medication and counseling. Typically, they are also receiving some other form of care related to their opioid use disorder – like peer support or treatment for another health condition.…

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over 7 years ago

Think About Your End User

Howdy Hackers!

An important component of developing a product is understanding the end user so that you can design a solution that serves and addresses their particular needs. We provided use cases, but there are more examples of the end user available online. We’ve compiled links to a few examples, just in case you want to get to know more about real people in recovery. Please note: Inclusion of these links does not imply SAMHSA’s endorsement of the content.

SAMHSA’s Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Family Education Videos

This playlist features interviews of people in recovery and their loved ones. Though…

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over 7 years ago

Opioid Addiction and Recovery in the News

Good Day Innovators, 

Do you need more background on the problem of opioid dependence and what recovery from it is? Are you looking for more news and current events on the problem and treatment of opioid use disorder? The news links below can provide you with more information. 

Please note: Inclusion of these links does not imply SAMHSA’s endorsement of the content. 

C-SPAN: President Obama on Prescription Drug Abuse video

The Huffington Post, May 13, 2015: Instead of Arresting Drug Addicts, These Massachusetts Cops Are Offering Free Treatment

The Huffington Post, January 28, 2015: Dying to Be Free


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over 7 years ago

Welcome to SAMHSA's Opioid Recovery App Challenge


Thank you for registering for the Opioid Recovery App Challenge – you’re now officially a registered participant. 

Don’t forget to read the Rules and Regulations – they have all the specifics regarding your submission. There are also use cases you can refer to as you think about your design, and of course – the insights that the app needs to address. 

We’ll post regular updates here to help you stay focused on the challenge and understand the broader context of the problem of opioid use disorder and the need for the app. 

Thanks for your interest!