Between December 2013 and June 2014, health & fitness apps grew approximately 63% in usage (compared to apps overall which grew only 32%.) As smartphone manufacturers start to realize the significance of making their phones fitness-friendly, 2016 will bring even greater choices for fitness app lovers.
Here are the top features users are most interested in.
Inserting this feature means people who have iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, the phone’s built-in and low-power step tracking sensor will automatically populate this data with all information about the app user 'sphysical activity. Also, the sensor tracks the steps the user take, the distance he / she walk or run, and the flights of stairs he /she climb. And then the person can see how active he / she was over the last day, week, month or year. Besides, people can use this app as a quick way to see how much you’re walking and running, which means no separate pedometer or step-tracking device required.
Keep in mind that most of us require a little push when it comes to eating healthy or fitness, which likely explains the rise of “challenges” all over the Internet. This is unquestionably an example to follow when conceptualizing your Health & Fitness app, you want to give your app users with a great plan or a challenge. Also, set a goal, a schedule and bonuses along the way. In addition, these Apps face a challenge themselves, which is how to retain users. Make sure that users stick around by keeping them entertained and interested.
Most of the health and fitness conscious people love those apps that can track of all the activity they do throughout the day when they are not working out. For example, there is an app for the iPhone, where people can view their daily progress as well as a history of their total activity, and workouts and they like this feature. Activity tracker will provide your app users an overall picture of their activity for the past week, month, etc.
No doubt video is big on the Internet nowadays, for publishers, but on social networks as well. It is really a very engaging medium and should be put to good use with Health or Fitness Apps. Apart from user engagement, another great advantage of this feature is it is the best way to explain sports exercises or even cooking techniques.
Bear in mind that this goes hand in hand with the need to keep app users both motivated and entertained. Today, health and fitness app users are very intent to have the support of other health and fitness enthusiasts or experts. It keeps them going, provides them a sense of accountability,thereby, they are more probably to stick to the plan and stay engaged, which is really a good point for them as well as for your app.
If you think that any other feature should be included in this list, please share with us and we will definite add that in our next post on “10 Features You Must Insert In Your Next Health & fitness app.”