This App Gives You a Digital Buddy That Pushes You to Be Healthy

By: Gurveer Brah - Sep 2, 2015
References: itunes.apple & designtaxi
This health companion app is like having a new-age Tamagotchi help get you fit with a fun, motivational buddy to accompany you on the way to a healthier lifestyle.

'Tep,' created by 'Zealab Products' is a fitness app for your smartphone that tracks your progress with the help of a virtual pet -- much like the nostalgic Tamagotchi mixed with a modern day fitness app. The app tracks your calories, the distances you travel, your eating habits, among other health-contributing factors that act as nourishment for your virtual pet. The pet relies on you to be healthy in order to survive and be happy.

Inspired by the way people formed bonds with virtual pets during the Tamagotchi craze that swept the late 90s, Zealab Products saw the opportunity to take advantage of the Millennial generation's love of companionship and apps to motivate them to become healthier.