We are extremely excited to announce the HealthSeeker mobile apps of iPhone and Android smart phones!!
Diabetes Hands Foundation’s mobile HealthSeeker™ apps keep people gaming to improve their health and diabetes management
Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) announced today the launch of free iPhone and Android mobile applications for the HealthSeeker™ game. HealthSeeker™ is the first Facebook® game to help people develop healthy living habits.
The HealthSeeker™ game is a Facebook® app that allows players to complete action steps and missions toward achieving healthy lifestyle goals. They earn points and can get kudos from other players and Facebook® friends.
The mobile apps, available at www.healthseekermobile.org, free up players from their computers. “It’s important for people to go out and play the game and not be tied to a computer to share their results,” said Manny Hernandez, president of the Diabetes Hands Foundation. Last month, DHF’s online communities (TuDiabetes.org in English, EsTuDiabetes.org in Spanish) also went mobile.
The game encourages positive action to improve nutrition, increase exercise, reduce stress and manage diabetes. Amy Campbell, from Joslin Diabetes Center, pointed out: “HealthSeeker gives people with diabetes the opportunity to get on-going support 24/7 – from friends, family and other people who have diabetes. It also helps family and friends get and stay healthy, too!” Before the launch of the mobile applications, the game had 8,000 players.
“We’re really excited to extend Healthseeker onto mobile phones,” said Ayogo’s Michael Fergusson, who designed GoodLife™, the serious games engine used to build Healthseeker. “Having the game always at hand will allow players to integrate the health missions seamlessly into their daily lives.”
The games and the apps were developed by the Diabetes Hands Foundation in collaboration with Joslin Diabetes Center and designed by Ayogo Games, Inc. with financial support provided by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.
About the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF)
The Diabetes Hands Foundation is a 501©(3) nonprofit dedicated to connecting people touched by diabetes and raising diabetes awareness.
Since 2008, DHF has developed pioneering diabetes awareness programs such as Word In Your Hand™, No-Sugar Added Poetry and The Big Blue Test.
DHF does not endorse products or services.
About Joslin Diabetes Center
Joslin Diabetes Center is the world’s preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization. Joslin is dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real hope and progress toward diabetes prevention and a cure. Founded in 1898 by Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., Joslin is an independent, nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School.
For more information about Joslin, call 1-800-JOSLIN-1 or visit www.joslin.org,
Keep up with Joslin research and clinical news at Inside Joslin: www.joslin.org/news/inside_joslin.html,
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/joslindiabetescenter,
On Twitter: twitter.com/JoslinDiabetes.
Joslin does not endorse products or services.
About Ayogo Games, Inc.
Ayogo Games, Inc. is an award-winning Vancouver-based studio that creates serious games for the web, social networks, and smartphones. At Ayogo, we’re helping people change their lives, one fun social game at a time. We create “Games for Good” – Games that nurture human connection, motivate, educate, and promote health and wellness.
Keep up with CEO Michael Fergusson’s Social Game Design Blog http://www.ayogo.com/social-game-design or visit us our corporate site http://www.ayogo.com. You can also friend us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ayogo and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ayogogames.
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