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A mobile application developed by AUD Computer Science students are making waves in the BlackBerry App World. Alexander Fuchs, Jamal Al Bloushi and Ahmad Benmosbah developed JoyFit as part of their senior design project, under the supervision of Professor Khalid Khawaja. The three students went on to win first prize at the 2011 UAE Mobile Application Contest. They competed against 32 students from nine universities who showcased their mobile apps before representatives from telecommunication business leaders such as Nokia, Etisalat, RIM.

 

JoyFit was the first launched Social Fitness/Entertainment application for BlackBerry mobile devices. Designed for joggers and runners, JoyFit celebrated over 1400 downloads within the first two weeks of its release. Innovative ideas like live-tracking keep friends in touch while they workout, even if they are thousands of miles apart. At the same time, JoyFit motivates users to run more through an integrated game scheme. The concept is very simple: for every meter the person runs, he/she gathers a certain amount of points. These points are then used to compare that person to friends or other users worldwide. A virtual shop will allow individuals to buy sportswear like shoes, T-shirts, or other accessories that will boost the number of points they gather. The application is available for free download at App World.

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