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Name of the mobile application
Category of the mobile application
Health and fitness.
iOS (requires iOS 8.0 or later).
About the app
The ‘Desk Job’ app reminds users to break up their sitting time by setting an alarm to take a break (figure 1). Users can select from a range of times for both sitting (5–120 min) and break (1–60 min) periods. When a break is due, users are prompted to perform stretching or strengthening exercises of a particular body part preselected by the app (eg, ‘stretch the neck’). The app features exercises broadly categorised into different body areas (figure 2). Each exercise is accompanied by an image, a brief description of the purpose and step-by-step instructions on how to complete the …
Contributors CMMcS and DME tested the app. CMMcS wrote the first draft of the manuscript. Both authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.