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Today I am introducing a new series…Tech Fridays. On Tech Fridays I will be presenting a health & fitness gadget, app, website, or equipment that can change your life!
The first guest of this series? James Dickerson, founder of Leap, an iphone app that motivates people to take up challenges that push their limits…Seriously…
Who knows just what you might discover once you…take the leap?!
Oh and to use this app you need to take pics…
Leap is an app for group challenges that motivate and encourage people to improve their lives. If you have a goal, you can join a challenge on Leap with other people who want to achieve it.
For example, if you wanted to stay motivated to eat a healthy breakfast each day of the week, join a challenge on Leap, snap a picture of your meal and get feedback, help, and support from the community. We have a really early version that we’ve been using for feedback and research available on the app store, you can get the link from our homepage at leapfor.it
Two things inspired us to work on Leap.
Our hardcore users love Leap because when you have a goal it’s awesome to join a group of people who are just as passionate about achieving it as you are. It’s more fun and more motivating than going it on your own.
It’s also a really simple app to use – it’s not about counting calories or tracking every workout, it’s centered around simple behavior change, and just using a photo to prove what you did.
Right now we’re working on making some huge improvements on the app – we’re introducing a “high-five” feature to help with encouragement, we’re making challenges more public on the app, and introducing some more game-like features to keep people engaged. In a couple months it’s going to look like a whole new app!
Not sure how to use Leap?
Let me steal some ideas from the Leap website…
And now let me add mine…
I’m so ready to take the leap. If you have an iphone, then I’d love to hear about your challenges and maybe see a few of your pics?