“Appy” New Year- Smartphone apps help users reach goals

(CNN) – Some new apps on the market will help smartphone users stick to their New Year’s resolutions. Laurie Segall from CNNMoney explains.

Time to make those New Year’s Resolutions. “To be happier, healthier, To lose my temper less often, I’m going to try again this year to get into better physical shape.” You know, the resolutions you sometimes keep. If losing weight is a goal in the New Year, HealthTap could put you on the right track. It’s not an appetizer, but this app puts health on the plate. The service connects users online with local doctors who can answer their health questions. For New Year’s, users can use the app to choose a specific resolution and work with a doctor to achieve it.

If you’re trying to get a bit more organized in the New Year, an app called Brewster consolidates your contacts into a high tech address book. The app combines contacts from Facebook, Twitter and a number of social networks, creating a digital view of your personal relationships. And if you find a group of friends who want to work on the same resolution, you can now build your own app to work on your goal together. To create an app, users head to Yap’s website, pick a theme, choose content, add friends, and the app is ready to install on your smartphone.

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