To Groups, Popular Outdoor FitSpots, Gyms, Trainers and Like
Minded People Who Share Similar Fitness Interests as You.
FitTogether is like a mini Facebook selectively for fitness
enthusiasts. It is a hub of fitness community where
people get to schedule training sessions,
connect trainers with members, invite friends to challenges,
workout goals and socialize with other fitness freaks.
Users can also add friends and post on their accounts just like
any leading social app!
The idea was to mimic the dynamics of a social app like Facebook
which would only target a specific group of audience which are
gym owners, trainers and people who want to stay fit. An app
which surrounds people with similar interests around each other
helping them achieve their fitness goals together.
FitTogether turned out to be one of the most challenging
projects for Team Origami because we had to work on an already
developed app. The web portal worked but all existing APIs
needed alteration. The code was taken up from the previous
company and dissected to understand firstly where the fault
Time was of the essence as plenty of it was wasted creating a
version of app that had several technical glitches and severe
The real challenge was to decide whether to start from scratch
or re factor the existing versions to save time and cost for the
When planning the way forward, our tech experts decided to re
factor few non critical components of the app with enhanced
coding standards while the critical components were to be coded
from scratch to ensure smooth functionality.
The app for Android was made in Java while IOS app development
was done in Swift.
Backend services were written in Ruby On Rails (ROR)
3 Targeted Audiences
A creative design theme was curated to fit the persona of the
app and 3 main groups were targeted.
Keeping the parent UX same, 3 modules of interfaces were
designed to fit each target audience. Users were given the
choice to select the most fitted option before signing up to
create a customized experience for their needs!
Trainers while building their profile could select up to 3 gyms
where they offer training services. Furthermore they were to
highlight their specialty areas so that gym owners and social
users looking for specialists in those areas could be connected.
The gym owners could select their gym location from map. Next
they are asked which amenities their gym offers to users
followed by gym timings. The app provides them a chance to
enhance member retention with engaging interaction.
The app also inquires whether they allow outside trainers to
train members and the fee. This helped in interested trainers
get in touch with gyms looking to hire trainers and in a
convenient and interactive manner.
The social user could use their area of interest from a wide
variety of 20 activities including yoga, weightlifting, boot
camp, cardio circuit and others to further narrow down their
specialized interests and connect them with related gyms and
trainers. The main dashboard for all 3 was essentially kept
similar that allowed the all users to:
See a timeline of fitness updates from friends on Fit Feed
Challenge other friends
Creating groups with friends
Setting and Tracking Their Goals
Sync With Fitbit
In built integration using Fitbit SDK was done to sync real time data including geo-location, calorie consumption, steps and miles data and other exercise details helping you track your fitness on the go.
Fitbit also entails the in-built feature to fetch your current location and identify nearby gyms helping you form your fitness community based on shared fitness goals.
The final product was a one of its kind app where fitness lovers came together and appreciated a dedicated platform just for them. User Testing was conducted and after ensuring smooth functioning of each feature, we sent home a satisfied client.
Since launch the app has garnered more than 20,000+ downloads and an astounding rating of 5.0 on the app store!