Music keeps you moving
The latest version of RunKeeper for iOS brings more songs and playlists to your long run with Spotify integration. That means if…
Few apps are yet taking advantage of Apple’s M7 motion co-processor but RunKeeper does starting today. The app can track walking activities in the background and cadence during runs. AirDrop support also makes it easy to share workouts or send friend requests.
Creativity comes to the track, as Austria’s Runtastic introduces Story Running. The stories all feature running and have been designed to fit the ideal pace of a run.
A new report projects that global downloads of sports and fitness apps will climb from 156 million in 2012 to 248 million in 2017.
This week, Nvidia demonstrated a new game title for Project Shield, showing off Real Boxing while LG is rumored to go big with a 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro.
RunKeeper for Android gets a revamp with version 3.0, adding new features and more of Google’s design guidelines. Why the refresh? A growing number of new RunKeeper users are Android owners.
Which is better for a mobile app: short term revenues or long term relationships with a growing user base? RunKeeper thinks the latter is better over time and it can monetize later. The exercise tracking app for smartphones dropped fees for its training plans.
Tired of running with a smartphone, I dropped $199 for a MotoActv last week. Yet, I’ve unexpectedly found myself wearing it every minute of the day since I bought it. Why? It’s essentially equal parts FitBit health tracker, iPod Nano(s aapl) and exercise tracking app.
RunKeeper announced nine new partner software titles on Monday, bringing the total number of compatible apps to 45. RunKeeper’s “secret sauce” is its HealthGraph effort, a method for health-tracking apps and devices to speak to each other in the same language.
RunKeeper is now poised to become a full-fledged fitness network with the release of a Health Graph API, which opens up the RunKeeper experience enabling a host of apps and devices to publish to RunKeeper’s FitnessFeed and contribute to its Health Graph.
RunKeeper Pro’s move to a permanently free model last month signaled a bigger shift for the company as it moves beyond its roots as a running app and branches out to a wider audience across a multitude of connected devices.
As part of the company’s continuing attempts to move beyond the “check-in,” Foursquare has announced a partnership with the app RunKeeper that allows users to win badges based on a range of achievements, and Foursquare’s CEO says the company is also testing a recommendation service.
Timed perfectly with the Boston Marathon is today’s launch of RunKeeper for Android. I use this app to track my workouts and have them automatically mapped online for a training history. There’s even a live broadcast feature so friends and family can “watch” you move.
Radio chips and sensors under mats are an old-school way to broadcast race information when running. Now you can use the GPS in your phone and RunKeeper’s new Live service to share your race or exercise data. And it works for any non-stationary exercise.