[prMac.com] Melbourne, Australia – Shiny Blur is pleased to introduce Seven More Minutes 1.0 for iOS. George McKibbin, an Australian Indie App developer, was browsing TED talks in his tiny apartment when one caught his eye, The game that can give you 10 extra years of life. The concept was a bit baffling, this was sounding like the best iPhone App idea he’d ever heard. Apparently by making life into a game and by completing mini challenges it was possible to (according to science) increase life expectancy and day to day quality of life. According to the research, 7 minutes and 35 seconds of ‘bonus life’ is earned by completing four challenges in an hour. Over a person’s lifetime this would add up to as much as 10 years!
Immediately after watching the video, the app developer set to work developing a little iPhone App that would enable him and his friends to complete challenges that would improve the four resistances (social, mental, physical, and emotional) and keep a tally of all the bonus life they were earning in real life. The result of that was ‘Seven More Minutes’, an iPhone App which has just been launched on the App Store under George’s company Shiny Blur.
The challenges range from physical things like standing up and touching your toes to social things such as walking up to a person and saying ‘I like your style’.
The best part of all this is that the app will be available for free until midnight Sunday, September 16th, 2012 on the App Store as a launch sale.
Some reactions from users:
Googled ‘How to do a somersault’
Did a somersault for the first time in 20 years.
7 minutes added onto my life.” – pickupnote, reddit
“Just got underneath a table in the hospital visiting an ill family member. We all had a laugh and added 7 minutes on to all of our lives. Thanks!” – gobeavs1, reddit
* 3/4Gen iPhone, iPad, or 3/4Gen iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 10.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Seven More Minutes 1.0 is free for a limited time and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.Seven More Minutes 1.0
Download from iTunes
Video of Jane McGonigal’s TED Talk
Shiny Blur is a small App development company run by Indie Developer George McKibbin. George is nightlighting as an iPhone developer and hopes to make the world a better place through his Apps. Copyright (C) 2012 Shiny Blur. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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