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Youtine – A Mobile App: Technical Report

Odoemene, Conor Ikemefune (2023) Youtine – A Mobile App: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental illness affects one in four people globally (World Health Organization, 2001). This in short is the reason for Youtine. Youtine is a mobile application designed to improve the mental and physical well-being of its users through daily challenges that focus on the mind, body, and meals. in Ireland alone, 18.5% of the population experiences a mental health problem in any given year (Mental Health Ireland, 2015), and mental health issues are estimated to cost the economy up to €8.2 billion per year (Roe, 2021). Additionally, 37% of Irish people are considered overweight or obese, with poor nutrition and lack of physical activity contributing to these rates (HSE, 2015). Many studies have found that poor routines, low self-esteem, inadequate physical activity, and an unhealthy diet can all contribute to deteriorating mental health (Fay W. Boozman, 2022). Youtine aims to combat these issues by providing users with a clear and concise platform that encourages healthy habits that are simple and achievable but still effective.

Youtine is also particularly beneficial for young people who may struggle with the negative effects of social media and phone addiction. By using their phones for positive and healthy activities, young people can improve their mental and physical well-being, and develop lifelong habits that promote overall health.

The application was developed for iOS devices using react native, with a login functionality which is facilitated by firebase. Once logged in users can expect to be greeted by todays three challenges, an inspirational quote, the weather, and their daily streak count on the home screen.

Users can take and view notes in the app, a feature designed for helping promote reflection and mindfulness. Journaling and reflection have been proven to have positive effects on mental health, as they allow individuals to process their thoughts and emotions in a safe and constructive way (University of Rochester Medical Center, n.d.).

The app also provides simple workout routines that can be done at home, making it accessible for users of all fitness levels. Regular exercise has been shown to improve mental health by reducing stress and anxiety and increasing endorphin levels (Better Health Channel, 2021).

In addition to this, Youtine also offers a section for healthy meals, allowing users to easily search for and access nutritious recipes. A healthy diet has been linked to better physical and mental health outcomes, making it an important aspect of overall well-being (aetna, 2023).

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
Q Science > QP Physiology > Nutrition
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2023 18:01
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2023 18:01

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