fitness app

By Aditi Pai October 1, 2013
MapMyFitness and dog food company Purina have partnered to offer an exercise program for however many of the 20 million MapMyFitness users who have dogs. The offering includes a social community, activity challenges, new app features and integration between the MapMyFitness app and Purina Pro Plan P5, a dog training app curated with information from Purina Pro Plan trainers. Purina Pro Plan...
By Jonah Comstock August 30, 2013
Fitness app maker Endomondo added a training feature to the premium version of its Endomondo Sports Tracker app. The company also raised the subscription price of its premium app. Endomondo has long been a force in the fitness app world, claiming 18 million users and a platform accessible on a wide range of devices including Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone. The company has raised $3....
By Jonah Comstock August 22, 2013
Among Android phone makers, Samsung has consistently been ahead of the pack in including health apps and functionality on its phones -- or at least in paying them lip service. The South Korean company announced its S Health app last year and then upped the ante in March, when it launched its Galaxy S4 phone with the promise of an optional suite of connected health devices that would interact with...
By Jonah Comstock June 28, 2013
London, UK-based Six to Start, the creators of runaway hit fitness game Zombies, Run! announced this week they are creating a new game that will use the same gamified, story-centric approach as Zombies, Run! but without the zombies -- or the running. Tentatively titled "The Walk," the game will be a spy thriller and it will be focused on getting people to move more and generally be more active....
By Aditi Pai June 11, 2013
New York City-based Noom launched a new Android app, a pedometer that tracks steps throughout the day while running in the background and only occupying about 3 percent of the phone's battery life. Noom Walk counts steps throughout the day. Because it does not leverage GPS, the app uses less battery life. After tracking steps for 24 hours, Noom Walk uses around the same battery life as a GPS-...