Photo Credit: carrotfit via itunes
And you think Jillian Michaels means business when it comes to losing weight!
Carrot Fit, the latest app created by Grailr, LLC, is designed to encourage users to drop those unwanted pounds, thanks to some sarcastic, in-your-face language. According to the Daily Mail, developer Brian Mueller designed this app with over 2,000 sayings in order to '”threaten, intimidate and ridicule” people into losing weight.
“Meet Carrot, the judgmental weight tracker,” were among the first words I read on the iTunes page. “CARROT is a sadistic AI construct with one simple goal: to transform your flabby carcass into a Grade-A specimen of the human race. She will do whatever it takes – including threatening, inspiring, ridiculing, and bribing you – to make this happen. You will lose weight – or else.”
Fabulous. It couldn’t download fast enough. I was totally in the mood to be berated by a voice coming out of my iPhone.
“Greetings, Meatbag,” were the first words the computerized voice said to me (“she” sounded like a slightly more feminine version of the voice that spoke to Matthew Broderick in that old movie War Games). After telling me she was going to transform my flabby body, these words appeared on my phone:
She then told me she could scan my current weight — and this is what she came up with: (Full disclosure: For a split second I thought, “What?! Was it the way I was holding the phone?” Yes, I will now go download an app about being gullible.)
I was asked to input the weight I think I am now, which I did. Her response: “LOL.”
She continued on about how she is going to work me to the bone to lose weight and that if I better not make her upset…or else.
And according to the iTunes page, “When CARROT is upset, she gets mean. When CARROT gets mean, there is a 74.9% chance that she will make you cry.”
Fantastic. Bring it on, b*tch!
On the more serious side, the app allows users to set weight loss goals and weigh-in reminders. It also keeps track of their progress, calculates body mass index (BMI), and offers users to share milestones with friends and family via social media. More fitness modules – including the Deathmarch 5K and the 6-Minute Workout – will be coming soon in future updates.
So if snarky, smartass comments make you giggle (and not cry), Carrot Fit might actually work for you! You can get it on iTunes for $1.99.
Now if you will excuse me, I have an app that is waiting to offend me.