SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether those new year's resolutions stem from impromptu ideas that somehow enter the mind on New Year's Eve (Cheers!) or are well-conceived, logical plans of action, most of those resolutions fail to result in life-changing, long-term success stories. Even the most popular new year's resolutions, such as losing weight and making better financial decisions, fall by the wayside rather quickly.
According to a survey conducted with 750 online shoppers released in 2014 by UK-based Free Delivery Land, only 3 % of those resolutions make it through an entire year, and on average, a new year's resolution has a shelf life of 24 days. In another study released by the data-analysis firm, the Statistic Brain Research Institute, less than 50 % of new year's resolutions make it past the six-month mark.
Fourdesire, a forward-thinking mobile-app developer, is on a mission to help its users achieve their new year's resolutions to get in shape and make better financial decisions with its two apps, Walkr and Fortune City. These apps' gamification features create an enriched engagement experience that makes learning and self-improvement experiences fun rather than tedious or cumbersome setting.
The company's CEO, Wei-Fan Chen, is hopeful that users find these lifestyle-enhancing apps will make their lives better this year and forever after.
"We are a studio that tries to combine fun, design, and technology into all the apps that we make," said Mr. Chen. "We believe that people could have better lives and build good habits with the gamification features in Walkr and Fortune City. Getting your body or your books in shape doesn't have to be hard work."
The gamification industry has gone from a fad to a trend to a mega trend. It makes learning and achieving new things fun. The Walkr app is a pedometer-driven game that encourages users to walk more. The app combines a smartphone's pedometer with an otherworldly galaxy adventure game. Each "exploration" with Walkr provides a fun-filled experience that motivates people to keep on walking.
Additionally, Walkr is an award-winning app. It was named a Best of 2014 App Store recipient as well as a winner of a Best of 2015 of Apple Watch App award along with a couple "Best Indie" app awards in 2015. Learn more at http://walkrgame.com/en/.
The Fortune City app gamifies expense tracking to nurture and cultivate good financial habits in a fun, easygoing manner. The app combines bookkeeping and tracking income and expenses within the boundaries of a city simulation. The app's smart notes enable users to monitor progress and grow their personal fortunes into a prosperous city. Fortune City was the winner of Best App 2017 of Google Play in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and India. Learn more at http://fortunecityapp.com/en/.
Fourdesire's apps line up nicely with the most popular new year's resolutions made in 2017. According to the "New Year's Resolution Statistics" report by the Statistic Brain Research Institute, losing weight was the top resolution, and making better financial decisions was third. Self-improvement in life, which could include losing weight or making better financial decisions or both, ranked second.
"We find ideas from our daily lives and boring routines," continues Mr. Chen. "We believe wholeheartedly that our 'love to play nature' will let us develop apps that will overcome a lot of real-life problems."
Founded in 2013, Fourdesire is an app developer with more than 13 million users worldwide. Publications such as Business Insider, Buzzfeed, and The Washington Post have reported on the company's products and developments. The firm has three apps: Plant Nanny, Walkr, and Fortune City, in the Apple Store and the Google Pay Store. For more information, visit Fourdesire.com.
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