Exploring behavior change features for mobile workout applications

Perin Ünal, Seyma Kucukozer Cavdar, Tuğba Taşkaya Temizel, P. Erhan Eren, Sriram Iyengar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


With the rapid emergence of mobile technologies in recent years, mobile health (m-health) has become fundamental to healthcare. Persuasion strategies and behavior change support features are widely used in m-health applications to increase the effectiveness of these applications on users. However, in the literature, there is a lack of research to analyze the current situation of m-health applications particularly from the perspective of behavior change approaches. In this study, the workout applications in the health and fitness category of Google Play store were selected and explored in terms of the relation of the features with the number of downloads and rating statistics obtained from the store. The findings are expected to be a guideline for application developers in order for m-health applications to be more effective in changing users’ behaviors to lead a healthy life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems - 14th International Conference, MobiWIS 2017, Proceedings
EditorsIrfan Awan, Irena Holubova, Muhammad Younas
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319655147
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems, MobiWIS 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Aug 21 2017Aug 23 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10486 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference14th International Conference on Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems, MobiWIS 2017
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


  • Behavior change
  • Mobile applications
  • Mobile health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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