Fitness Community App

Our experience developing the first-ever mobile application integrated with Spotify that delivers the tunes best suited for outdoor exercise.

Customer Profile:

The project was funded by a leading fitness and healthcare service provider based out of Japan. They provide services from local providers to national organizations. Their delivery model is tailored to meet the client’s unique needs. The client uses industry-leading technology and credentialed, experienced professionals in all areas of service including PFS and HIM consulting and management, remote medical coding, coding validation and RAC audits, Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), Complete Business Office (CBO), Extended Business Office (EBO), and early out self-pay.

Problem Statement:

People preferring outdoor exercises are increasing day by day. Hitting Gym can be boring at times when compared to outdoor exercises or sports. A quality application that provides health insights, workout music, and social networking side by side was need of the hour. A mobile application integrated with Spotify which gives meaningful health insights along with the provision to connect people with similar interests can solve this problem.

Project Background:

According to statista.com, more than 46 million people used fitness apps around the globe in 2014. The idea of this project was to integrate the best features of music apps and the tracking capabilities of fitness apps, to create a unique new application that is focused on delivering the best music that keeps the users motivated and active. We came up with the idea for a mobile application that can be integrated with Spotify and help connect users with similar interests to promote outdoor exercise and a loyal customer community. The ability to connect with people and compare one’s results or even compete with other users adds to the motivation factor. Our R&D team had to make sure the uniqueness of the concept by research. We analysed various applications that are already available in the market to determine their pros and cons, which along with the requirements provided by the client helped us to arrive at the final form.

Challenges:

  • Integration with third-party applications like Spotify, which might affect the performance of the application.
  • Detailed project spec was not available.
  • Tight project timeline and schedule.

Technology:

Development language: ReactNative
Database Server: SQLite
File Storage: AWS S3 Hibernate
Content Delivery: AWS CloudFront

Solution:

Innovature proposed a system that helps users discover the best music that fits the respective outdoor exercises. The app utilizes APIs from Spotify and EchoNest for identifying and playing the music best suited to the user’s need. The application uses Spotify to stream millions of songs directly to the users’ mobile phone and enables them to choose any songs they want, or swap playlists easily with other users.

We integrated the best features of music apps and the tracking capabilities of fitness apps, to create a unique new application that is focused on delivering the best music that keeps the users motivated and active.

Achievements:

  • Built a unique fitness community app that is different from hundreds of health apps available in the market.
  • Designed and re-engineered the business logic and flow by analyzing the output data from their third-party system.

Return on Investment:

The platform helped to create a fitness community with over 100k members and created business opportunities worth more than 500k by pushing services and customized products to the members.