THIS POKÉMON GO INSPIRED APP IS GOING TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE FITNESS CULTURE IN MALAYSIA.
August 8, 2019
Ever need motivation to go for a jog? Ever wondered how to get to the gym while SERV’s crew is doing your car maintenance. How about a fitness app that rewards you for working out.
Inspired by Pokémon GO, which incentivized the public to take a hike, an aspiring young Malaysian entrepreneur, Chang Yi Hern, came up with the idea of JomRun. It is a fitness app that encourage the Malaysian public to stay fit and rewarding them for their efforts.
With Malaysian having the highest obesity prevalence in Southeast Asia, Chang has always wanted to find a solution to this problem. Hence, driven by the success of Pokémon GO, Chang believed that he can do the same with JomRun.
Thus, despite being a full-time engineering student at Oxford University, Chang dedicated most of his time to the development of JomRun. Using the gains from his stock investment and scholarship as his capital, he put together a team of 9 and started working on JomRun in early 2017. Their goal was to create an app that rewards its users for their effort in keeping fit with coupons that offer great discounts on health and fitness products.