Written by game programming student William Mann.


When I was a soldier in the U.S. Army, I was responsible for being able to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) and for meeting the weight standards for my age, height, and gender.

I struggled with obesity since childhood and this required constant effort on my part. I found myself consulting the various charts and tables quite often in my attempt to ensure I was in compliance. If I exceeded the weight limit, which I often did, my body fat percentage had to be calculated to see if I met this fall-back requirement. There were some complex calculations to be performed to measure body fat, and it was a bit tedious.



EZJoe app by UAT military student EZJoe app by UAT military student



After my time in the U.S. Army, I delved into mobile app development and I decided to create an app to help current soldiers keep up with these fitness and weight requirements. The app is called EZ Joe and can be found here on Google Play.