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All project participants who have collected at least four weeks of data during the first monitoring period (the active GoEco! users) will take part in the second monitoring period. One group will continue using the GoEco! Tracker app, while the other group will use the full GoEco! app. Both of the apps are now available in the stores.
The GoEco! Tracker app
The GoEco! Tracker allows you to become aware of your own mobility lifestyle, by telling you how often you use a particular mode of transport. GoEco! Tracker uses the free activity tracker Moves®. Using GPS data tracked by Moves® and taking into account velocity, location patterns and mobility habits, the GoEco! Tracker provides you with automatic feedback on your present mobility patterns. It tells you:
- routes and places visited;
- kilometers travelled;
- travelling time;
- means of transport used.
We kindly ask you to access GoEco! Tracker daily to validate the recorded data and the automatically identified means of transport.
The GoEco! Tracker is available in three languages (English, Italian and German) and we will use it during the first and third monitoring period by Group A members (Intervention group) and during all the monitoring periods by group B members (Control group) – to learn more about the different GoEco! phases and study groups, please refer to question #2 of the FAQ section).
You can download GoEco! Tracker and Moves® from the following links:
Android – Play Store
- GoEco! Tracker: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goecoproject.goecoapp
- Moves®: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.protogeo.moves
iOS – App Store
- GoEco! Tracker: https://itunes.apple.com/app/goeco!-tracker/id1072136177?mt=8
- Moves®: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moves/id509204969?mt=8
The GoEco! app
Starting from the present mobility patterns gathered by the GoEco! Tracker, GoEco! provides you with indications on what you can improve, suggesting your own potentials for change. It tells you how much you can
- decrease your energy consumption and CO2 emissions;
- decrease your car usage (% of kilometers you drive every week);
- increase your use of alternative means of transport such as public transport, bicycle and walking (% of kilometers you travel every week);
- decrease the total amount of kilometers your travel every week.
Once you have become aware of your potential for change, GoEco! encourages you to choose your personal goal for change and to specify the quantitative target you want to reach: with GoEco! it is up to you how and how much you would like to change your mobility patterns!
To increase your awareness and to guide progress towards your own goals, GoEco! provides you with daily feedback on the routes you traveled and the means of transport you used, also indicating related energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Similar to the GoEco! Tracker, GoEco! utilizes the GPS data tracked by Moves®. We kindly ask you to access the GoEco! daily to validate the recorded data and the automatically identified means of transport.
As another incentive towards your own goal for change, every week we will also offer you some challenges. If you accept them and, by the end of the week, you manage to complete them, you earn some trophies, which will be shown on your profile page. In case GoEco! automatically detects you made particularly sustainable mobility choices, you will also be rewarded with unexpected badges.
GoEco! is also able to detect potentially more sustainable and alternative routes with respect to the ones you choose on your own. When this happens, the app suggests you an alternative route and challenges you to take it, in case you have similar mobility needs in the future.
At the end of every week GoEco! shows you a feedback on the progress you made towards your own goal. If you have achieved your goal, GoEco! encourages you to select more challenging targets or even to change goal for the following week. If not, it motivates you to do better the following week or suggests to select easier goals and targets to start with.
Finally, GoEco! allows you to compare your progress with other participants. Every week the most effective users in achieving their own goal are rewarded with high visibility in the “Hall of fame” section. Will you be able to show your progress in the “Hall of fame”?
If you take part in GoEco! together with friends or colleagues and you know their nickname, you can engage in further compelling challenges against each other to see who is better!
Also, GoEco! invites you to join two “collective challenges”, together with your family and friends. These are special fun events which will keep your motivation high. They will contribute to make GoEco! an enjoyable experience!
GoEco! is available in three languages (English, Italian and German) and it will be used during the second monitoring period by members of Group A (Intervention group). To learn more about the different GoEco! phases and study groups, please refer to question #2 of the FAQ section.
You can download GoEco! from the following links:
Android – Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goecoproject.goeco
iOS – App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/goeco!-full/id1130269538?mt=8