The Frisco-based company Touch Titans just launched their new app that uses the iPhone camera to gamify fitness. Gamification applies game mechanics and design techniques to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals. Typically, it incorporates the user’s desire to achieve success, in order to continue participation.
Touch Titan’s new app is called the UpBeat Heart Alarm – Minute Workout Challenge Run. The app was designed for people who have a difficult time waking up and/or creating an exercise routine. (Which, let’s be honest, is most of us.) The app requires the user to get their heart rate up to a certain level, set by the user, to turn off the alarm.
Touch Titan uploaded a video calling out millennials in particular, to get off their feet and stop relying on modern day conveniences to be lazy. The comedic video shows a fit man explaining how the UpBeat Heart Alarm app can help a user start an exercise routine. He explains that users have two options for the app to be able to read their heart rate level. Users can either utilize the Apple Watch or place their finger tip over iPhone camera’s optical lens.
The difference between your regular alarm clock and this app – is that this app doesn’t have a snooze button. So you either get moving, or pay a “laziness fee,” to turn it off.
In 2010, Touch Titans was launched from the company Flash Widgets. Their award-winning team includes mobile UX, design, and development specialists. They understand that technology constantly changes and improves, and strive to be innovative and imaginative. They can take the big ideas, put them into a cyclical process of design, development, and Q&A, before proceeding to a market launch.
As their team has a passion for mobile technology, they are continuously creating ground-breaking applications for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, and Responsive Web. Their goal is to create sticky mobile user experiences. Some of their clients include Microsoft, CNN, National Geographic, Nokia, and AT&T.
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