Foraker Labs worked with Denver firm, Karsh Hagan, to take the playful,
illustration-rich branding they created for the project and bring it to
life within a web application. Additional project partners included
GeoPalz, who make pedometers for kids, and ZisBoomBah, who provides
online games and educational materials to help children eat healthier.
Foraker Labs’s user-centered agile process resulted in a beautiful,
easy-to-use, and highly maintianable Ruby on Rails web application,
which launched as a
perfect 4.0! The application connects to GeoPalz via a secure RESTful API
to pull in pedometer step data, which is then graphed over time on the
child’s “Scorecard.” Progress toward completion of
physical activity goals (defined within GeoPalz by the parent or child)
are also viewable on the Scorecard.
Additional APIs connect to ZisBoomBah's servers to automatically create
parent and child user accounts for Brussels + Muscles enrollees, manage
single sign on for users, and pull data on completion of healthy eating
“Adventures” to appear on each child’s Scorecard.
Of course, Be Colorado team members have access to a secure
administrative area where they can manage users, update a variety of
in-application content and media, and control the availability of the
various types and styles of pedometers that can be ordered within the
The result is a fun and informative experience where parents can track
their family’s healthy habits, kids can be rewarded for reaching
their fitness and nutritional goals, and Be Colorado can know that they
are making a difference for CU Health Plan participants.