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Why Create a Fitness App

Author: Aleksandra Bessalitskykh
by Aleksandra Bessalitskykh
Posted: Jul 04, 2019
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Fitness applications are becoming very popular and more and more brands invest in mobile and web development.

If you are in doubts to create a fitness app or not, then think no more.

Last year health and fitness apps were in the 8th place among the most popular apps in the Apple App Store with 3.01% of the market share (Statista Survey, 2018)

Health and fitness apps were in 11th place with 2.94% of the market share in Google Play (Statista Survey, 2018)

It is expected that the global fitness app market size will reach over $14.7 billion by 2026 (Polaris Market Research, 2018)

According to health and fitness app statistics, users are loyal to their favorite apps. About 96% use only one fitness app. More than 75% of active users open their apps at least two times a week. Also, 25% of users open health or fitness apps more than 10 times a week (Flurry Analytics Survey, 2017).

If you are still in two minds about building a fitness app then continue reading.

The Most Popular Types of Fitness Apps

How to Make a Fitness App: Features

The best fitness tracker apps are rich in features. While creating a fitness app, there are certain features you can’t go without. Read on to learn about them in detail.

Core Features Used to Create a Fitness App

  • User account & login

User account and login is a must-have feature on your list. If users can’t view personal achievements in retrospect and compare them, then fitness and nutrition apps are useless. A user account can store data, not only on user’s devices, but also in the cloud.

Make it possible for users to register and login through social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc, and sign up via email. If you want to develop a fitness app with on-demand content or a paid subscription, then billing information and an integrated payment system should be present.

User profiles should have fields for data about age, gender, weight, and height. Don't forget to include different units of measurement for different countries, like kilograms vs. pounds, and meters vs. feet.

  • Wearable connectivity

Wearables, which collect various types of data, have become an integral part of the fitness market. Use HealthKit and Google Fit APIs to access data from Apple Watch and a number of Android gadgets, when you create a fitness app.

These devices gather and store a lot of useful information you can use in your application:

  • Number of steps and covered distance- Heart rate- Calories burned- Type of exercises- Duration and intensity of physical exercises
  • Activity tracking

The biggest number of fitness apps are focused on activity tracking. They provide information about steps made, the number of calories burned, distance walked, run, or cycled, time spent on physical activity, and so on. Activity tracking can be done with the help of integral smartphone sensors or using a wearable device.

  • Goal setting

Goal setting is an integral part of the basic feature set, because users love to set objectives and achieve them. It motivates to move forward and improve physical form.

Learn more hereThe article will help you understand what types of fitness apps exist, what features you should consider adding, and know the answer to the most important question - how much does it cost to create a fitness app?

About the Author

I am a Software Development Consultant at MLSDev, a software development company, which specializes in mobile and web app development

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Author: Aleksandra Bessalitskykh

Aleksandra Bessalitskykh

United States

Member since: Oct 03, 2018
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