App of the week
Carrot Fit is a weight-loss app with an attitude, literally.
It is a rarity in the fitness app market as it has a comedic side to it, and generally use of this app will either leave you red in the face with laughter or absolutely furious.
The app boasts a simple yet effective interface, in which you'll be asked to choose from a selection of hilarious chubby avatars. You enter your weight daily and, based on your results, you will either receive a kind word of encouragement or a below-the-belt insult which is designed to motivate you.
On the surface, the app looks like a bit of a joke or a novelty but Carrot Fit feeds off basic human motivation and has, for many, been an effective tool.
iTouch, iPhone, iPad, €1.79