The Fitness Calculator calculates a user's Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE). Based on a user’s details like gender, age, height, weight, daily activities and exercise information, it calculates the amount of calories s/he would need to consume to arrive at their suggested weight loss percentage. The user can vary this percentage among 15%, 20% and 25%. It also calculates the amount of calories a user needs to consume to encourage muscle growth without increasing unwanted body fat. The results are sent to the user via Email. Both, the user and administrator will have access to the results. This Fitness Calculator was developed on Wordpress platform and we used open-source PHP framework.
We created a Sandbox account for testing the website’s PayPal transactions. Based on the responses received via this account for sample testing transactions, we made the necessary modifications to the website. It was made live once the PayPal transaction module of the website was rendered free of bugs.
This was achieved via the following steps:
The development procedure has been conducted in Joomla platform and the database used is MySQL.