Table 1

App characteristics and purpose

VariableMain purpose (n)
TTPESASMSRMPTotal (n)
Overall4133531038
Developer affiliation
 Medical institution11
 Other institutions (non-profit)22
 Insufficient info413353735
Content source
 Expert189
 External112
 Lived experience22
 Insufficient info411333125
Media type
 Text only18222217
 Audio only3115
 Text and audio325
 Text and visual2121511
Platform
 Phone only15129
 Phone and tablet62513
 Universal32152316
Content focus
 Social phobia only47231623
 Social phobia plus others6122415
  • MP, multiple purposes; PE, psychoeducation; SA, self-assessment; SM, symptom management; SR, supportive resources; TT, therapeutic treatment.