“If you started the new year with all good intentions to lose weight, but have started flagging, let your smartphone shame you into shedding the pounds,” Victoria Woollaston reports for The Daily Mail. iOS-only “CARROT Fit [US$$1.99] is the latest ‘sadistic’ app from Pennsylvania developer Brian Mueller designed to ‘threaten, intimidate and ridicule’ users into losing weight.”
“Users input their weight on a daily basis, and receive judgement from the ‘Carrot overlord’, yet equally, if they lose weight, Carrot will offer encouragement,” Woollaston reports. “As well as encouragement, people who lose weight will also be given rewards such as workout tips and advice.”
Woollaston reports, “According to the app description: ‘Carrot is a sadistic AI construct with one simple goal: to transform your flabby carcass into a Grade A specimen of the human race. She will do whatever it takes – including threatening, inspiring, ridiculing, and bribing you – to make this happen. You will lose weight – or else.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We’re not saying this guy is using this app, but he’s certainly shed more than a few pounds this winter:
Finishing my workout to have another monster season for all those media hater that still doubting!!! pic.twitter.com/Aoorrc1egG
— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) February 3, 2014