3 Features A Great Fitness App Must Have

A global mobile health marketing report states that the mHealth app services market which was worth $4 billion approximately in 2014 is now expected to increase to $26 billion by 2017.

Existing fitness apps include a traditional bunch of features like activity tracking, diet and nutrition control, workout and exercise maintenance, etc. But will every new fitness app comprise of similar features?

Entrepreneurs / Startups who are looking to create useful fitness apps and add value to its customers need to pay extra attention in making the app slightly different. And to do that, you first need to define your direction and learn from other similar fitness apps. However, building cross platform mobile apps is the brilliant way to deliver apps faster than ever. So, let’s take a look at some features you can include while developing an engaging fitness app:

Best Features to Use In Fitness App Development:

  1. Create an account:
Health and fitness apps are about individualism. This is why most users ask for a personal account. You can enable various login options such as logging in via email or social networking sites – Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram. A personal account stores user’s data and progress on a single device. This offers users the convenience to switch between devices and easily track all the activities. Also, linking to social networking sites can combine some social media functions and allow users to share their result with their friends alongside.

  1. Connect app with external devices:
Making your fitness app compatible with as many trackers as possible is really important. The wearable manufacturers and mobile platforms enable developers to link the wearable and mobile apps. Google Fit and Apple's Healthkit are the perfect examples of this. They even allow developers to use their SDKs and APIs while developing fitness apps.

  1. Integrate Geolocation:
Geolocation feature enables a developer to create walking routes for a user, track the current position, and record workouts. You can check Strava which is an excellent fitness app offering route recording to its users. However, other than some great fitness app building tools provided by Apple and Google, TomTom is a navigation and tracking hardware service provider. It offers great navigation and real-time mapping services along with APIs for you to use. Another interesting service is Nokia’s Mobile SDKs which provides a set of interfaces to create high-end native apps powered by flexible and reliable mapping platform. Sounds perfect, right?

Developing a fitness app with these features will not only help you create a great fitness app but also revolutionize the fitness world and make you a bit wealthier. Got any awesome feature ideas for building great fitness apps? Please drop them in the comments below.