I Move You takes the power of peer pressure and turns it into an interesting challenge. The site gives users the ability to create a challenge for people they know. This is done by submitting an activity, which begins with an “I will…” and ends with an “if my friend will…” to get users motivated. The site explains that the influence of friends is very strong, and usually over half the challenges submitted wind up completed by both parties involved. The activities could be anything, from a brief stroll before work to exercise and even adult activities.Show more screenshots »
I Move You is run by Contagion Health, which was founded by Jen McCabe and Andrey Petrov. I Move You is currently the most prominent item listed on the Contagion Health website; however it is not McCabe and Petrov’s first creation. The original creation under the Contagion Health name was Get Up and Move, a similar challenge focused site that encouraged people to create health based challenges. Get Up and Move was later renamed I Move You. The site is relatively new, and the parent organization remains focused on health related technology.
The entire concept behind I Move You is very basic, but also very innovative. The idea of using the power of personal influence to convince others to take action (or get up and move) is definitely an original one. This is especially important in the area of health and fitness, where many people could use a little extra motivation to stick with exercise or a better diet.
The I Move You website features a very simple, yet effective design. The maroon color scheme creates a bold contrast that makes the site easy on the eyes. As soon as a new visitor arrives, they are greeted by recent challenges and the fields to create their own. I Move You gets right to the point, which makes navigation very easy. By keeping it simple, the site had formed a welcoming atmosphere for any type of visitor.
A new visitor is given three sign up options when creating an I Move You account. The site offers quick Facebook and Twitter registration options as well as a basic email option. While the first two options are self explanatory: enter your login information and the site will get the rest from your existing Facebook or Twitter profile, the email sign up option is just as easy. The user is asked to enter their email address and a password. After entering the password twice and clicking the grey “create account” button, the user is taken directly to their profile dashboard. Here, a new challenge can be entered, and a friend can be invited using email, Facebook or Twitter. Users can access their account, but are advised that email confirmation has been requested.
It might be a bit difficult to convince visitors to pay for the opportunity to challenge their friends. After all, challenges can be made without a website dedicated to them. I Move You currently presents a unique function and related features, but nothing that would be cost worthy. The site does not currently offer a premium account and requires no payment from members. Simply sign up and get started issuing challenges.
Almost any pair or more of friends can enjoy I Move You. This is even better for those with very competitive spirits who love physical activity. Two people can participate in a friendly challenge that helps encourage improvement in whatever activity you are doing through practice and a common goal. The easy to use site also makes it simple to keep up on recent challenges and encourages users to produce additional challenges.