We had discussed the top ideas for fitness apps earlier. Now, we would like to take it forward and introduce the must-have features for the fitness app. Based on our study of fitness apps, and the consumers of these apps, we have come down to 7 features that are important for the success of fitness apps.
It is important for the user to register, in order to keep a track of their fitness. It is also important for you, so that you can give them the best regimen, personalized to their needs. However, long forms don’t really attract users. That means, you need a substitution for getting the requisite details, and also the user aboard. Social sign-ups are the best way to engage the customers. You can ask them to log-in using Facebook or Twitter or their Google accounts for easy registration and better engagement. This will help both you and the user to keep a track of the progress.
Social is what motivates the user most to keep a track of their fitness levels and actually workout. You can get the Facebook integrated with the app, so that the user can compete with their friends. They can share their workout status online, and motivate others too. Routes for walks and cycling, as well as the number of steps and other goals are established and published on social platform.
Connectivity with wearable
Everyone, who is into fitness, has a wearable device tracking their heart rates, the number of steps they travel each day and other details. If your app cannot connect with this wearable device, it will not connect with the users. Make sure your app can connect with the wide range of fitness trackers available in the market.
Easy activity tracking
The app should keep a track of all the activities the user is into. If possible, make sure your app can track the activities that the fitness band can. You should also make a insightful presentation of the data available. How often have they overstepped their goals, and is it time for them to change the goals? These details will help them workout more and better. You should give them weekly and monthly tracking details, so that they know how good their workout has been and the calories they have managed to burn in the process.
It is important for the user to create routes where they would regularly walk. These routes can be created easily and managed too with the help of geolocation tracking enabled into the app. It will also help keep a record of the routes you have walked and the kms you have tracked.
For any fitness app, it is important that they ask for the goal the user wants to accomplish. It is important to set the goal right at the start, which will help the user keep a track of their workout and see if they have actually accomplished it. If a particular goal is accomplished, they should be able to change the goal. The goals help maintain the workout schedule.
The actual workouts
The app should contain workouts that meet your app’s premise. It should be promising for the users who have signed up. Do you have recorded videos or, are you planning on helping them with a regime to start the workout? These things help engage the users better with the app.
Make sure you have settings that help the users customize the apps and prepare the users for a more personalized workout.
If you are planning a mobile app development for your business, in fitness or other niches, connect with Seashore Partners. We have been working on successful delivery of the mobile applications, from idea validation to actual deployment.