Impossible Done: New Step 4 Moral Inventory App for iPhone / iPod touch

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[prMac.com] Revere, Massachusetts - Independent developer James Hollender today introduces Step 4 Moral Inventory Jr. 1.0, his new addiction recovery based app for iPhone and iPod touch. It provides an easy-to-use, detailed process by which persons participating in Addiction Recovery Programs can be aided in completing Step 4 of the 12 Steps without the use of any spreadsheets. It makes the task less time consuming, while at the same time helping the user create a valuable asset in their recovery process.

Create your own personal Moral Inventory using an iPhone or iPod touch.

Although this app is designated "Jr." it still has the same capabilities as the parent app, "Step 4 Moral Inventory" for the iPad, but the user interface has been completely redesigned to accommodate the much smaller iPhone and iPod touch screen size.

It was originally thought impossible to convert the iPad version so the same tasks could be accomplished on the iPhone and iPod touch, but it has been done and the Step 4 Moral Inventory Jr. app is the end result.

Background:
The Step 4 Moral Inventory app was created because of the complexity and length of time needed to do a proper Moral Inventory. When persons working their way through a 12-step program start creating their own moral inventory and discover that some ways of doing a Moral Inventory might require a thousand spreadsheets, the task seems daunting and many never get around to finishing it, thus depriving themselves of the rewards a Moral Inventory can provide. This app is a first attempt at finding a way to make the task less time consuming, while at the same time helping the user create a valuable asset in their recovery process.

Storage of your Moral Inventory data is done using an underlying database which can be backed up and restored if necessary.

Disclaimer - This app is neither officially produced nor approved by Alcoholics Anonymous or any other Addiction Recovery program. From what is known there have been many Moral Inventory spreadsheets circulating unofficially among AA members for at least 50 years in various versions and this app is based on one the developer found to be useful and more comprehensive than most.

Acknowledgement:
Many thanks to "George" and his "Dungeon Prison Complete" spreadsheet which has been used as the outline for this app. This spreadsheet was developed based on years of his own personal research of the AA Big Book, along with help from many others who had already gone through the process of doing their own Moral Inventories. This was done in order to more fully understand the application of the concepts for doing his own Moral Inventory. His extensive research resulted in the creation of the "Dungeon Prison Complete" spreadsheet, a detailed set of instructions on how to do your own Moral Inventory, including several new concepts not covered in the AA Big Book: Sources of Anxiety/Excitement as a 4th Category; and a set of Sex Relations exercises. Both of these new elements were discovered to be critical in eventually understanding why we do what we do, the end result of doing your own Moral Inventory.

Available Activities:

Tab 1 - Moral Inventory:
* Get App Information
* Learn about Moral Inventories
* Learn about Build Lists
* Learn about Causes & Effects
* Learn about My Part
* Learn about Fears Analysis
* Learn about Fear Questions
* Learn about Sex Relations
* Learn about Step 5 Report
* Change Settings
* Backup & Restore

Tab 2 - Incidents:
* Build Lists:
** Build Lists Help
** Edit Lists Sub-Categories
** Edit Entities in Lists
** View Lists Hierarchy

* Causes & Effects:
** Causes & Effects Help
** Edit Incidents for Entities
** View Lists Hierarchy with Incidents
** Determine Effects

* My Part:
** My Part Help
** Examination of My Part
** Review Incidents

Tab 3 - Fears:
* Fears Analysis:
** Fears Analysis Help
** Edit Fears
** Categorize Fears
** Edit Fear Categories
** View Fear Categories by Tally

* Fear Questions:
** Fear Questions Help
** Answer Fear Questions
** Review Fear Answers

Tab 4 - Sex Relations:
* Sex Relations Help
* Edit Sex Relationships
* Answer Sex Relations Questions
* Review Sex Relations Answers
* Write Your Sexual Ideal
* Review Your Sexual Ideal

Tab 5 - Step 5 Report:
* Step 5 Report Help
* Read Incidents
* Read Fear Answers
* Read Sex Relations Answers
* Read Your Sexual Ideal

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 4.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The Step 4 Moral Inventory Jr. app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch. The current introductory price is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Lifestyle and Education categories. The introductory price will be available through the end of September, 2011. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization you represent when making your request.

James Hollender, a well seasoned Information Technology professional, has been familiar with Apple products since the days of the first Macintosh computer and has been involved with object oriented programming since the introduction of Java, culminating most recently writing apps in Objective C for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. His innovative ideas have resulted in numerous suggestion and other awards including a commendation from The President of the United States. Copyright (C) 2011 James Hollender. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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