In the faced-paced lives of full-time working-persons, there’s hardly any time for them to maintain a healthy meal and activity schedule, in and out of job sites. While the timing might be an issue, there might also be a lack of confidence-boosting incentives that can provide a mental push towards changing their overall unhealthy habits.
In such cases, a mobile app development company can create fitness applications that will professionally handle such problems, and offer comprehensive solutions towards a more robust and healthy lifestyle.
And in recent times, such applications have hit the market, reflecting profitable outcomes, especially from the customer base between the age of 19 to late 40s. And it’s quite clear how people of these ages are professionals in different fields of work.
If you’re wondering about how much impact fitness applications have in the financial market, the following examples might be of help:
- • Under the Polaris Market Research 2018, the results reflected growth in the global fitness application market, which can reach over 14.7 billion dollars by 2026.
- • Under the same survey, health and fitness applications under Google Play Store took over 11th place as popular apps.
- • Under Statista Survey 2018, the Apple App Store had the health and fitness applications stand in 8th place under popular apps category.
Now there are certain core features that app developers will need to keep in mind while creating a fitness application. The more compact, the features and settings, higher will be the diverse customer reach.
Let’s look at such details:
Connectivity to Trackers
You’ll notice how professional athletes and ardent joggers opt for fitness trackers on their wrist or arms. These devices collect data on heartbeat, calorie burns, the number of steps taken and also keep a record of daily duration and intensity of physical activities.
Mobile app developers will need to keep this in mind while creating an application that can connect to the tracker. By doing so, your application can access the information the data stores on the wearer’s physical activities. Such a feature not only enhances your application’s utility but also synchronizes the collective data for your app’s user.
Set Goals for Your User
A goal-oriented fitness-enthusiast will opt for an application that can help them set an objective or timed-challenge. Be it 2kms. of jogging daily or limiting daily calorie intake to a certain amount, a user who wishes to achieve such goals will look for similar features on your application.
If your fitness application emphasizes on highlighting such features, there’s a guarantee of better user reach under all app stores. Additionally, a user who can maintain a fitness tracking system through your application will receive efficient results and remain focused on better health.
Integrating user login and registration features should be the priority of all mobile app developers. By logging in, every user can keep a track of their achievements in terms of calorie count, goals and other vital data.
Not to forget, the registration system will allow the user to sync in their data from your application to their device’s cloud or drive space.
Additionally, the registration option opens up the avenue for paid subscriptions through which, the user can opt for contents and fitness blogs. And with the addition of their user information, the billing process becomes more efficient.
A user can add the following after logging into their IDs:
- • Weight (in various units of measurement)
- • Height (in various units of measurement)
- • Gender
- • Age
Many app developers make an error of integrating notifications to be more of a spam. Keeping this in mind, make sure to create a notification system that performs the exact function as its name.
While personalizing is the first idea which comes in mind, your notification system for the app should be a blend of personal and professional approach.
For example, if your user has given a name to their account, you can add it to the notification to gain their attention. The notification system for fitness applications works more towards helping the user keep at their health-goals by reminding them of their activities.
Not to forget, your application’s user should have the ability to adjust the frequency of notifications as per their needs.
Gamify The Process
The main reason many fitness app users lose their motivation is the lack of enthusiasm. Everyone likes a little return from their hard work. And since a better life and fitter body are predictable results of fitness maintenance, you can always jazz up the application by gifting players with points or gifts for every achievement.
Let’s take the example of Niantic’s Pokemon Go. While it’s not an overall fitness app, Pokemon Go can sync with FitBit to keep a track of the number of kilometers, the user walks in a week. Depending upon their traveling distance (5, 15 and 25kms.), the application gifts the user with various items to enhance the game.
Keeping these ideas in mind, you can visit our page, ParamInfo and have them curate and customize your fitness application for the right market. As a software application development company, we help with cross-platform app maintenance as well as seamless storage mobility for your users to sync their device information with your application.
We also provide professional and timely application Maintenance services to all our clients. You can contact us through our webpage to know more about our mobile application development services.