CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group’s (CG, www.carlisleandgallagher.com) Colby Foster was named a finalist in the Citi® Mobile Challenge and presented a solution in Jerusalem, Israel, with 21 other finalists from around the world. Foster presented his “GetFit” mobile and wearable application during Demo Day in Jerusalem on Sunday, April 26th.
The Citi Mobile Challenge is the latest part of Citi’s global digital acceleration effort to foster innovation within the banking industry. GetFit, developed by Foster and Brock Wright, was designed to help users get fit and earn rewards. Designed for both smartphone and wearable applications, the application would enable customer rewards with offers such as coupons and points when fitness goals have been achieved.
“Colby is a fintech up-and-comer at CG and we’re proud of his initiative and creativity in creating the GetFit app,” said Tom Mataconis, Senior Vice President at CG. “GetFit is an excellent example of how wearable devices and financial services can and will converge. It takes the elements of form factor, innovation, user experience and practicality back to banking.”
“The live presentation in Israel was electric! It was such a rush standing on stage in front of Citi Executives,” said Foster. “The best innovation in the world right now is coming out of Israel and we were humbled to be involved.”
The third installment of Citi Mobile Challenge launched in February 2015. The virtual competition invited developers from around the world to build innovative solutions based on Citi’s digital platform. This year, Citi had 750 registrations from over 100 countries. http://www.citigroup.com/citi/news/2015/150223a.htm
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