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The app is currently only available on iOS and has 1,400 users, but Luu wants to get more viewers before introducing his method to other devices such as Android. The app is free to download and use, but requires a subscription after the user has weighed 100 times.
Luu, who quit his job as an engineer, said he wanted to make his app as accessible as possible, and is still looking at ways to make a profit.
“This is to benefit those who lose weight, and I don’t want to put it behind the paywall,” he said.
In 2018, 63.1% of Canadians were at increased health risk due to being overweight, according to a Survey by Statistics Canada. Of them, 26.8 percent or approximately 7.3 million were considered obese and 36.3 percent or 9.9 million were classified as overweight.
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes obesity as a chronic condition that can increase the risk of health problems.
“I had a son who needed to be around”: Edmonton’s father developed his own weight loss app
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