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IJCTE 2020 Vol.12(3): 63-68 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2020.V12.1265

Zywie: A Mobile Application on Personal Health and Lifestyle Improvement

Angie M. Ceniza, Glenn Pepito, Jennifer Addriane Caballes, Cris Carlo Tan, and Kyle Aljun Yap
Abstract—In the Philippines, Filipinos have showed an alarming result on the number of undernourished and obese individuals due to their lack of time, lack of motivation, crisis on financial budget and lack of information. To put a bridge between the information and the people, this study has been formulated to focus on developing an Android-based mobile application that aims to provide a personal health and lifestyle improvement service. The unique features associated includes, the provision of the different dietary information to achieve a normal body mass index (BMI) health status and a recommendation feature wherein it suggests healthy meal recipes based on the provided food choices. The nutritional information and meal recipes that are present in the application, were carefully scrapped from the online resources such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Composition Databases, two from the top most popular recipe websites and one from the pinoy recipe website. The application has undergone testing and were assessed carefully through a set of predefined test cases. As a result, it has rendered 99.73% acceptance rating from the functionality test, and a 99% success rating from user’s acceptance rating. These results signify that the application has been accepted by the majority and has fulfilled its objectives. Moreover, it has shown that by using the application the users were able to effectively keep track of their progress with respect to the different body measurements such as the weight, height and BMI. Likewise, the users had gained a better outlook on what were the different dietary requirements and meals that are considered beneficial to their own lifestyle.

Index Terms—Mobile application, personal health, lifestyle improvement, body mass index (BMI), nutritional information, web scrapping.

Angie M. Ceniza, Glenn Pepito, Jennifer Addriane Caballes, Cris Carlo Tan, and Kyle Aljun Yap are with Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines (e-mail: {amceniza,gbpepito}@usc.edu.ph, {jennifercaballes97, tan.criscarlo}@gmail.com, kyleyap@tystech.com).

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Cite:Angie M. Ceniza, Glenn Pepito, Jennifer Addriane Caballes, Cris Carlo Tan, and Kyle Aljun Yap, "Zywie: A Mobile Application on Personal Health and Lifestyle Improvement," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 63-68, 2020.

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