StepUp! was inspired by the concept of gamification. By letting people compare their activity to others, they associate positive feelings with being active.
What it does
StepUp! shows you how active your friends were over a given period and motivates you to be more active by reminding you to go out for a run.
StepUp! measures your activity in two time periods: The morning (midnight-noon) and the evening (noon-midnight.) By having these distinct timeframes, people are able to experience more success (getting more steps than their friends did in that time) and associate more positive feelings with physical activity.
How we built it
StepUp! runs on a combination of Pebble C, PebbleKit JS and Python in the OpenShift cloud (RedHat's PaaS platform)
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're very happy about the friending system that StepUp! employs. Users can accept friend requests without needing to use their phone or an external web service.
What's next for Step Up!
StepUp! will be available in the Pebble App Store following the public release of firmware 3.9, which adds support for the Health API.