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Fitness App: Final Project Report

Weafer, Ryan (2017) Fitness App: Final Project Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Over recent years the world has seen a spike in the download and usage of fitness and health apps. In 2014 fitness app usage grew at a substantial rate, being up there as the most used category of application for that year. Since then it has maintained its user base and continues to grow, with the inclusion of wearables like google fit, Fitbit and Healthkit. This is the dawn of a new era, an era where people look more to their mobiles or their fitness watches to check on their health, rather than the traditional method of going and seeing a doctor. These apps provide a great avenue for those who are interested on tracking their fitness levels runners, cyclists, and gym goers alike. Everything can be tracked nowadays, even the standard iPhone comes with a health app built in, with a range of features.

There are several highly successful fitness apps on the market, some of these include mapmyrun, mapmyride, and the FitBit app. Both mapmyrun and mapmyride are made by the same group and are simple route trackers for running and cycling. Once your journey is finished the app then gives detailed statistics of the route and calories burned. The FitBit app is one that I use, it works in tandem with a wearable FitBit watch, which tracks your steps and monitors your heart rate.

But all of these apps although state of the art, have one thing in common, they are jam packed with irrelevant features which take away from the initial idea and distract the user. I for one when working out want a hassle-free interaction with an application, I want to get in there and get it done.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 15:07
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 15:07
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2729

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