October Newsletter: Highlights This Month
We wanted to update you on all that is happening at Cycle Technologies this month. We've received some great feedback from beta testers, have exciting updates on impact studies, and are attending some interesting events that you may want to check out too. We also highlight a social impact company that has a brilliantly simple solution to giving homeless people something they really need.
We hope you enjoy!
President, Cycle Technologies
We're Keeping Busy
DOT IS "FRIGGIN' AWESOME!"
As many of you know, Dot for Android is in the final stages of development. Our beta testers have been giving us GREAT feedback in the process and helped us work out the kinks.
They've also given us several quotable moments! "Friggin' awesome" and "You've simplified my birth control to a euphoric level!" being two of our favorites!
Thanks to everyone for all of the feedback. Please let us know if you want to be on the official announcement list by sending an email to Hello@DotTheApp.com
CYCLEBEADS GLOBAL IMPACT UPDATE.
Recent work in Ghana and Kenya shows that the CycleBeads app can have a huge impact on unmet family planning need. Key highlights to date include:
75,000+ women in Ghana and Kenya have downloaded the CycleBeads Android app in the past two months.
50% of the women who downloaded the app are using it to PREVENT pregnancy, According to in-app surveys, more than 20% of the women using the app to prevent pregnancy, were not using contraception prior to downloading the CycleBeads app. See our updated press release here for more details about this project.
Out & About
HOW IS YOUR DATA HANDLED?
There has been a lot of news recently on how health apps, and women's health apps in particular, are using your data. The recent Cyber Security Summit we attended highlighted that users should be aware of what information they are giving, how it's stored, and who has access to it. We're proud that our suite of family planning apps has policies that keep you in control! Take a look at Dot, CycleBeads, and TwoDay Method privacy policies and keep these tips in mind the next time you browse the iTunes and Play stores.
- TEDx MidAtlantic, Washington, DC, October 21 & 22
- Contraceptive Technology Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 25-28
THE IMPACT OF ... SOCKS?
Did you know that socks are the most requested item at homeless shelters? It's also a fav gift to give and receive but only when the socks are cool. Meet Bombas - game-changing socks with a buy one - give one business model. For every pair of Bombas you buy, they give a pair to someone in need. To date they have donated over 1,000,000 pairs of socks to the homeless. Brilliantly simple and a great example of a successful social impact company! Check them out at Bombas.com
That's all folks! Until next time.
Cycle Technologies is a social impact company focused on women's health. Our mission is to prevent unplanned pregnancies and help people have the families they want when they are ready. Products include CycleBeads®, TwoDay™ Method, and Dot™. Connect with us anytime! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or drop us a line at Info@CycleTechnologies.com.