Health and Fitness App Development Services
The fever of mobile apps is a subset of digital revolution that has dramatically changed industries. Digitization has brought in a rapid change in consumer behaviour, which is clearly evident in the ways they procure information and digest it. Health and fitness is one such industry where users prefer to access their personal health related information on mobile app rather than browsing websites.
Mobile app has become the most convenient and preferable mode of accessing services and information. With this trend on rise, Android application development service has expanded to provide integration with wearables, VR headsets and AR technology.
To take the advantage of trend of mobile app in health and fitness category, gyms and yoga centres are on the outlook for fitness app development services. The first concern that comes to mind while procuring fitness app development is the cost associated with such service. Let’s know about the cost of fitness app development and factors that affect that cost including type of app, its complexity and number of features.
Different Types of Health, Gym, Fitness App Development
If you wish to build a fitness app, the first thing you need to finalize is its category. Most common and popularly used health and fitness app are as mentioned below:
Personal Trainer Apps
Apps belonging to this category allow connecting users with their personal trainers. Workout details can be shared or uploaded on these apps in different formats such as video, illustrations, 3D models or simple text. The demand for personal trainer fitness apps is on rise with more number of people visiting gyms these days. Hiring a personal trainer may be out of budget for many; this is where personal trainer apps come into picture.
These apps are kind of workout calendar that allow users to specify their exercise routines precisely. For example, user may want to undertake leg exercise on Monday, cardio ones on Tuesday and so on. Logbook apps record these activities to remind users and keep a track of their daily exercise routine. These are simple to use and basic apps with minimal design element whose core functionality is to record exercise routines.
Fitness Tracking Apps that Integrate with Wearables
With more number of people now using wearables, the demand for fitness tracking apps that synchronize with wearables has surged to a great extent. While wearables count each step user takes, app calculates remaining steps to accomplish daily exercise goals. These apps provide a detailed outlook on workout activity by fetching relevant data from wearables.
Nutrition & Diet Apps
Mobile apps that track daily calorie intake, manage diet and give food related suggestions fall under the category of ‘nutrition and diet’. This app requires high level interactivity where users continuously update their food and beverages intake as and when they have water, coffee, tea, sandwich or any other food. These healthcare mobile apps are favourite of many health freak people who find it difficult to stick to a regular diet plan.
Desirable Features of Health & Fitness Apps
When building fitness app, it is necessary to decide on features that should be included for maximum usefulness of app. Let’s take a look at desirable features of health and fitness app:
Monitor Daily Exercises: App should enable users to calculate distance covered during walking or jogging. Further, fitness app should be such that it covers tracking of all types of exercises, even the gym workout ones.
Count Daily Steps: Fitness mobile app should be well integrated with wearables to keep a constant track on number of steps per day. When the number of steps walked is compared with targeted number of steps, users gets a clear idea of whether he/she is on the right track.
Set Goals: The main aim of health app is to allow user to set their fitness goal and work towards achieving it. Apps should allow users to set daily, weekly or monthly goals. As per received information of user’s age, height, weight and gender, app should suggest exercise and workout activities for user to achieve the target.
Reminder for Pending Daily Exercise: Fitness mobile app should remind users through push notifications about their pending exercise so that it always stays at the back of their minds. Such reminders help users in managing their daily schedule and spare proper amount of time for exercise.
Motivate Users from time-to-time: Fitness apps that track daily exercise, steps and count number of calories burnt should be displayed to users such that it motivates them to continue the good work. In addition to that, users should be provided an option to opt for daily motivational quotes that inspire them to move ahead with healthy living.
Connect with Friends through App: Fitness mobile app should allow users to connect with their friends and build a community where they share workout details and health goals. It is observed that users that join and stay connected to a community are more likely to stick around their fitness goals.
Live Streaming: This is an advanced feature that enables users to record workout exercises and share with personal trainers for better training process. Though a heavy feature, such unique and useful functionalities increase the popularity of app among target audience.
Cost of Fitness App Development
Cost of fitness app development completely depends on number of features you wish to include, its complexity, time taken for development, design requirement and finally the rates of development team you hire. To get an idea of where you would be required to invest money for building fitness app, consider following points:
- Project Management
- Documentation & Specification
There are two approaches to getting your app built – outsource it to reliable iOS or Android app development company or hire dedicated team that works on this project as per your requirements. When going for the first option, your fitness app development cost can range anywhere between 8 to 12000 EUR. However, if hiring a dedicated development – design team or independent resources, costs may vary depending on their hourly rates.
Having a mobile app for your gym business or any other fitness center is advantageous in terms of reaching out to target audience and promoting services among them. Hidden Brains is a reputed mobile application development company that builds feature-rich and fully functional apps as per client’s requirement at best prices. Our android app developers have extensive experience in developing health and fitness apps for several clients and can help you in leveraging new technologies to make your app noticed in the App Store.