Kwit – Quit smoking for good! - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Yes, I have a background in software engineering, and before releasing the first version of Kwit, I had more than 10 years of XP in coding.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

I had to learn Objective-C, so it was a real challenge and had no “real-life” experience in UI and UX. The good thing is that it made me learn a lot of things.

Geoffrey, the interviewee, is the co-founder and CEO of Kwit. He is a 44-year old proud father of 2 daughters, currently living in Strasbourg - France.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

My all-time favorite app is Headspace, the visual aspect of it is so so strong, you can recognize it between thousands. And after all these years and competitors in their field, they are still the best meditation app.

How long have you been working on this app?

I’m working on Kwit since 2012, and I built a company for it in 2017.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

I first developed this app for a sole user: myself. I was a smoker and wanted to quit smoking, and I was convinced that an app could help me in the process of staying a non-smoker.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

I think our app has a great visual universe and we really put user experience first. Also, we have an in-house psychologist and public health experts. I made the first core features for myself: gamification and statistics, and then when we grew, we added all the new cognitive and behavioral layers.
Today above all, I’m proud of the team building and improving the app.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

A feature is coming out soon, it’s called “explore” and it’ll be a part dedicated to content aiming at helping ex-smokers with all the questions they could have around: stress management, sleep, anxiety, nutrition and weight gain/loss, the content was written by experts specifically for us.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

We always enjoy speaking to our users, so contacting us to tell us what they like and what they don’t like about Kwit would be awesome. And if they succeed in quitting smoking, they should share their success with their friends and on their social network.

Kwit – Quit smoking for good!

About App:
Do you want to stop smoking or are considering it? Kwit multiplies by 5 your chances to succeed by offering you a way to quit smoking and taking control of your vaping! So hurry up, download for free our application, and quit now!
💡A scientific method combined with a playful and caring approach
Inspired by Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Kwit helps you to achieve a smoke-free life. It offers you solutions to cope with cravings to smoke and vape. You can finally say goodbye to tobacco and vape!
📝 See your progress at a glance with our stop smoking counters
Track your progress day by day and see how far you've come thanks to the stop smoking counters. The application counts for you the days spent without cigarettes, the money saved, the cigarettes not smoked, and many other things.
You will never be alone again in your smoking cessation!
📖 Keep track of your journey with your diary
Log the cigarettes you smoke to get a better understanding of your dependence. Then learn how to overcome it. Find the strategies that work best to cope with your cravings and get help to quit cigarettes for good!
💊 Monitor your use of nicotine substitutes and vape
Would you like to stop using vape, electronic cigarettes, or e-cig? The application helps you understand your use of nicotine substitutes (gums, patches, vape, electronic cigarette, e-cig) to gradually reduce your consumption. Rediscover a life cigarette-free and nicotine-free life!

✌️ Set goals and stay motivated
Experience the benefits of quitting smoking on your health as the days go by. Start at level 1 and gradually work your way up until you become the next Ultimate Kwitter: tobacco-free, happier, with more freedom, and healthier than ever!
💪 Inspirational motivational cards
Is the craving too intense? Shake your phone! Our app is here to boost your motivation with exclusive tips and encouraging messages. An invaluable support to quit smoking and achieve a smoke-free life!
Our stop smoking application is free to download and ad-free. It will support you regardless of your goals and needs:
• Getting help to stop smoking
• Reducing your consumption of nicotine substitutes
• Stopping vaping
• Keeping track of your consumption of gums and/or patches
• Overcoming your cravings
• Keeping track of your smoking cessation
• Understanding your cravings and emotions
• Finding new ways to quit smoking

Categories: Health & Fitness

Date: October 15, 2021

Developer: Geoffrey Kretz

About developer: Geoffrey, the interviewee, is the co-founder and CEO of Kwit. He is a 44-yea ... Read more

Website: https://kwit.app/

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