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JomRun - Run Rewarded
Jomrunlogo.png
Type of site
Mobile Application
Headquarters
Cyberjaya
,
Malaysia
Area servedMalaysia
Founder(s)Yi Hern Chang
Websitewww.jomrun.com
Current statusActive

JomRun is a mobile application that rewards people for running. The mobile application was launched in December 2017.[1]

Making Malaysians Healthier[edit | edit source]

JomRun was created with the aim of tackling obesity in Malaysia, as Malaysia has been recorded as the country with the highest obesity rate in South East Asia, with 13.3% of the population being obese, and 38.5% overweight.[2]

JomRun is not a tracking device, though it can be linked to a range of existing tracking apps and devices such as Strava, Polar and Apple Health[2]. Points are given to users whenever they go out on a walk or run which in turn can be used to redeem discounts.[1] Users can also join challenges to win entries to join sports events in Malaysia.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

Introducing JomRun app to the public

Yi Hern Chang started JomRun as a side project when he was in his second year of Engineering Degree at Oxford University[1][3]. He brought together a small team of seven and subsequently opened an office at Cyberjaya, Malaysia.[1]

As of May 2018, JomRun has 6000 users[2] and around 30 partner companies.[1][2]

Sunway iLabs and NEXEA Angels are the two early stage investors of JomRun.[2][4][5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Wong, Dale John (2018-03-29). "What Will Finally Get M'sians Running? This 22-Year-Old Believes It's Rewards". Vulcan Post. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Malaysia's First Running Rewards App JomRun Hits 6000 Users In Five Months | Welltodo". Welltodo. 2018-05-03. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "THIS POKÉMON GO INSPIRED APP IS GOING TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE FITNESS CULTURE IN MALAYSIA". www.serv.my. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  4. "JomRun Funding & JomRun Investors - CB Insights". Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  5. "Seven startups chosen for Sunway iLabs accelerator programme". Digital News Asia. 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-07-04.


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