I See Bananas Every Day! Do You?

photoConsumers are choosing apps that fit their lifestyle. I have over five apps on my phone and mobile devices that help me to track my health and fitness. But, like any good American, before downloading another app, I’m always asking, “What’s in it for me?”

Pact app rewards users for their healthy lifestyle choices. Users who don’t fulfill their Pact goals are fined while users that meet their goals are rewarded. This sounds like the type of thing your mother would teach you, right?

I’ve been using the app, formerly known as GymPact since 2012 (you can see my review here). Pact has helped me to keep up with my exercise schedule and to be accountable for meal tracking.

Now, Pact has introduced a new incentive program for users to track and document the fruits and vegetables they eat. It’s as simple as: Snap, Upload, Vote.

Users take a picture of the fruit or vegetable that they are eating and share it to the app. Then, other users get to vote whether the picture counts toward the fruit or vegetable commitment.

The result. You get to see a lot of weird food pictures.

Mostly bananas.

bananas

Adding this social element to the app has changed my experience as a user. It’s made me spend more time on the app because I want to vote for more users’ pictures. It’s also given me great ideas for smoothies and other healthy eating ideas.

Introducing a community and social element to any app will give users a sense of being apart of a clan or group. In this case, imagine if all the people who uploaded banana pictures united. That’s bound to be over 2,000 people. Social elements can be introduced into apps to reinforce healthy behaviors or promote relevant products or services.

Want more bananas in your life? Get the Pact app today.

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