(PRWEB) June 18, 2012
People wanting to quit smoking can now use a free web and mobile application called Goalpost.
Designed as a 12-week game, Goalpost harnesses the power of social media connecting people who want to quit, with supporters and friends who help keep them on track with tasks, challenges and rewards.
People who sign up to Goalpost will be able to invite friends and family to join support them, as well as connecting with others trying to quit.
Goalpost founder Siobhan Bulfin says the aim is to get smokers quitting and supporting each other through social technology and game play.
“Research shows that people are much more likely to quit smoking if they have the support of their family, co-workers and friends” says Siobhan.
“People connect on-line every day about the things that matter to them and we know that most smokers want to stop.”
Based on the psychology behind behavior change, Goalpost performs mini-interventions getting people to: identify their triggers; making it harder for them to smoke and increasing their motivation to stop smoking.
Siobhan says a key element of Goalpost is that it’s fun. Game elements include challenges players can set each other, status and rewards and leader boards showing who’s ahead in the game.
Goalpost has partnered with Quitline providing people access to professional help that will greatly increase their chances of beating the addiction for good.
To sign up to Goalpost and join others in their quit attempt or to support someone who wants to quit, simply go to http://www.goalpost.it
Goalpost can be accessed via mobile, ipad or desktop.
For more information: Siobhan Bulfin Cell +64 (0) 21 510 669
To download an image of Siobhan or Goalpost go to https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d8ujhp26em1e7m9/peCJNlQKVJ
Goalpost is the trading name of Social Code Ltd. Social Code is a New Zealand startup that develops web and mobile applications that help people achieve positive behavior change using social technologies, expert advice and applied game design.