September 16, 2014
Insurance company Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), which offers insurance plans to residents of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, has made available its first wellness app for its members, called Centered. The app focuses on activity tracking and meditation.
The app will make use of the M7 and M8 motion coprocessors on Apple's iPhone 5S and newly released iPhone 6,...
August 12, 2014
Palo Alto, California-based health app maker Azumio raised $916,000, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total announced funding to $3.4 million.
Existing Azumio investors include Founders Fund, Accel Partners, and Felicis Ventures. Although Azumio declined to comment on the funding, the filing suggest five investors participated in this round.
Azumio has developed 24 apps...
July 29, 2014
Activity tracker company Fitbit launched a native app for Windows 8.1 that integrate data from a user's Fitbit device via Bluetooth. The company said they are the first company to offer an app for Windows 8.1 that directly syncs to a digital health device.
The app has most of the features that are also in the iOS and Android versions of the app including food logging features, statistics and...
July 23, 2014
Fitnet, the instructional video fitness app maker that launched in January of this year, has begun its first clinical pilot, a collaboration with the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) sponsored by a $15,000 grant from Mozilla. Fitnet will work with eight families in KUMC's Health Hawks childhood obesity program and provide an iPad and a data plan to each family in the program.
July 14, 2014
San Francisco-based workout training app developer Skimble announced this week that the company’s flagship app, called Workout Trainer, will be highlighted on all new Samsung Galaxy S5 and Tab S devices. The company also announced Workout Trainer has reached 14 million downloads. (Correction: Originally this article incorrectly stated the app would be preloaded on certain Samsung devices.)
June 18, 2014
A little over a year ago, Nike made headlines when it announced that it was not working an Android app for its Nike+ FuelBand users. A few months ago, reports surfaced that the company was cutting down its hardware team and possibly moving to a software-centric strategy. This week, the company announced that a companion Android app is now available for Nike+ FuelBand SE customers.
While the app's...
May 15, 2014
After raising its first funding round ever last fall, and making its first acquisition in February, MyFitnessPal, the popular diet and fitness app, is starting to look for new revenue streams.
"Currently we’re ad-supported. The company’s boot-strapped, it’s been around for about nine years and we only raised money last year," said MyFitnessPal VP of Engineering Vijay Raghunathan at HxRefactored...
April 28, 2014
Fitness app maker RunKeeper launched a new feature for the iOS version of its flagship running app, last week. The free feature, Goal Coach, aims to help users stay motivated, but also help them pick goals that are both "realistic and specific". In May, the company also plans to raise its rates for its premium upgrade.
Users who want to add Goal Coach insights to their workout are prompted to...
April 22, 2014
Instructional video fitness app maker Fitnet raised $1.4 million from Valleys’ Ventures and CIT Gap Funds for its fitness app, Fitnet. Before this funding round, Fitnet was awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and with some startup capital from the founder, the company's total funding to date is just under $2 million.
Fitnet's iOS apps offers users guided workouts that...
April 14, 2014
Sportsetter, maker of an app that helps people stick to a workout routine, raised $276,540 (200,000 euros) and launched an iOS version of its app this week, according to a report from TechCrunch. The company has been around since at least 2012.
The app helps users find variety in their day-to-day workout routines so that on any given day they could play golf, work out on a machine at the gym,...