Exploring behavior change features for mobile workout applications

2017-08-23
ÜNAL, Perin
Cavdar, Seyma Kucukozer
Taşkaya Temizel, Tuğba
Eren, Pekin Erhan
IYENGAR, Sriram
With the rapid emergence of mobile technologies in recent years, mobile health (m-health) has become fundamental to healthcare. Persuasion strategies and behavior change support features are widely used in m-health applications to increase the effectiveness of these applications on users. However, in the literature, there is a lack of research to analyze the current situation of m-health applications particularly from the perspective of behavior change approaches. In this study, the workout applications in the health and fitness category of Google Play store were selected and explored in terms of the relation of the features with the number of downloads and rating statistics obtained from the store. The findings are expected to be a guideline for application developers in order for m-health applications to be more effective in changing users' behaviors to lead a healthy life.

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Citation Formats
P. ÜNAL, S. K. Cavdar, T. Taşkaya Temizel, P. E. Eren, and S. IYENGAR, “Exploring behavior change features for mobile workout applications,” 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/32536.