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By Chris Tyler | Published October 26, 2018 - Updated October 25, 2018
Learn how to build an IoT- and blockchain-based application that encourages people to get moving by awarding them digital tokens called fitcoins that can be redeemed for prizes. This app leverages IoT to track user activity while blockchain issues fitcoins that are converted to rewards for every completed exercise.
One of the biggest challenges that fitness clubs face is maintaining members. It is always cheaper to keep existing members than it is to attract new ones. To retain members, some clubs offer loyalty programs, but those are often ineffective because they may not provide enough incentive — for example, future free months or a discount for friends and family. Sometimes, the programs only reward members when they refer friends to the club.
There are a few ways to make these programs more effective, such as:
With fitcoins, you even add a new feature to loyalty programs: community building. In addition, a fitness club can add new members. For active members, you can simulate those members receiving rewards points, redeeming rewards points, and viewing their rewards points history. Clubs can also inactivate members to simulate members canceling their memberships (which we hope never happens). This creates a whole ecosystem around the club and a sense of community.
Find the detailed instructions for this code pattern in the README.
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