HealthifyMe: A Mobile App Startup Trying to Make Indians Healthy

 

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Healthcare and fitness segments are seeing a lot of technological advances lately. From mobile apps to smartwatches to fitness bands, there is something for everybody. And walking along the same lines, an India based startup HealthifyMe aims to create solutions on web and mobile to motivate people towards healthy behaviour.

While there are endless apps available in the market, Tushar Vashisht, Cofounder and CEO of HealthifyMe says that his startup is different because even the top performing apps don’t take Indian diet and cuisine into consideration, while this mobile app has a database of 10,000 local and regional Indian foods, in 13 regional and local Indian languages and around 500 exercises and activities. Also, the startup has partnered with a few medical institutes and brands in the country such as Apollo Hospitals, Medanta – The Medicity, Manipal Hospital, and Unilever.

The app uses a combination of cloud-powered software (smartphone application), hardware (wearable activity trackers, weight trackers) and human assistance (nutritionists, trainers and yoga instructors) to help users log and manage their calories, track physical activities and achieve fitness goals. Below is a video showing how it works:

The app allows users to set their weight goals, and suggests a calorie intake and burn plan to attain it. It gamifies the process to keep users driven to attain their goals. For doing healthy activities the user earns points and compete with people on the leaderboard.

The user gets a chance to interact with the team of nutritionists, fitness experts and yoga instructors via the mobile app’s pro version. The experts craft a plan that’s totally based on user’s needs and that can work with the realities of their lifestyles.

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It is currently available for Android on Google Play and the iOS app version is expected to be out soon

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  • Delshe

    They have amateur Dietitians Puneeta, Aditi. Who provide you diet chart not relevant to your goals and eating habits out of internet and will never change it.
    For small changes you will have to beg as if they are god gift to humanity.
    I was not satisfied and wanted to get off their balance program in 5 days WHICH WAS SUPPOSE TO BE COMPLIMENTARY BUT THEY DIDNT MENTION AS SOON AS THEY SAW US INTERESTED & MADE US PAY and they suggested me to change the dietitian. Which I agree as Akheeb told me to refund the full amount if I am still not satisfied. after another 10 days of mediocre service I got no calls for feedback as promised. I called and ask them to refund my money. After discussions over chat on 15 June I was told they will deduct 490 as my processing fees which was not communicated earlier.

    I get a call from guy called Praveen on 18 June unannounced and I could speak as I was in meeting. he didn’t answer my call or chat. I get a call today few minuted back that they will refund only 1900 out of 3000.

    Guys and gals I suggest you all to not go for their balance services. You will get mediocre services and if at all you will ask for your money back. You know what will happen with my story.

    There are plenty dietitian to help without getting harassed. I think we are becoming slave of technology now a days which help mediocre people to drive their will on us. Please dont let that happen.

  • Nikhil Moorjani

    Awesome