Apps to keep fit and get closer to God

January 19, 2011 – The first weeks of the New Year are just hard. January all of a sudden has 6 weeks and each one seems exactly like the last. The problems Kenyans go through at the time are almost always the exact same every year – government style!

You know what I’m talking about if you’re not in the 2% of the population that actually over-indulged with JANUARY on their minds.

Out of shape, out of pocket and out of sorts because you can hardly remember what happened over Christmas and the New Year, and because you need Divine guidance as you start the next 12 months.

Good. That’s sorted. So why is it important that we talk about this? And where does Ovi come in?


“The Ovi Store has apps that will assist you meet your ‘keep fit’ objectives not only physically but also financially and spiritually throughout 2011. This is important because they help prompt discipline on how to maintain weight loss and boost endurance during exercise. There are also lots of tips to learn about how to make ends meet including how to track one’s expenses daily,” says Dorothy Ooko, Nokia’s Communications Manager East & Southern Africa.

Having it on the phone makes it impossible for you to give yourself excuses, especially since in Kenya not having a cell phone is like being naked.

“The fact that this is available on your Nokia makes it easy as keeping fit involves moving around-for those looking for who will be exercising. Most importantly, Ovi apps have wonderful tips on how to cope with all these with considerable peace of mind. These apps will, in essence, help you keep the physical, financial and spiritual journey consistent.” 

Here’s what you find in the Ovi Store and how it works:

1. Sports Tracker

This app turns your phone into a fully-featured GPS sports computer. So whether you walk, jog or cycle, you can keep track of everything from distance covered to calories burned.

2. Weight Tracker Touch

Setting yourself an objective gives you something to strive for. The Weight Tracker Touch app lets you input your weight and follow your progress on a chart, aiding you in achieving your goal.

3. Expense tracker

Are you always forgetting how your money has gone or even how much you’ve had? Would you like to monitor your regular income which you are just awaiting? Now with this application you can budget your money and track expenses directly on your mobile phone. DOROTHY_NOKIA_2_595929668.jpg

4. My Shopping Buddy

Justify that impulse buy with the help of My Shopping Buddy. It allows you to quickly work out the ‘cost per use’ and the true value of your purchases. The widget also gives you access to money saving tips freeing up some cash in order to treat yourself. In case you no speak a English, there are updates are available in French, German, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese. Automatic detection of handset display size and language. Option to change currency to £, € and $, which also applies an estimated conversion rate to the money saving tips.
5. Pray as you go 

Pray-as-you-go is a daily prayer session designed for use on portable MP3 players to help you pray whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. It is a framework for your own prayer. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes it combines music scripture and some questions for reflection. The aim is to help you to: become more aware of God’s presence in your life listen to and reflect on God’s word grow in your relationship with God.

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