News Release: Friend Feeds, Music Playlists and Live Tiles Now on the App for Windows Phone
Endomondo Sports Tracker turns the mobile phone into a full-fledged personal trainer and a social fitness partner. By leveraging Live Tiles and other features in Windows Phone 7.5, the latest version of Endomondo Sports Tracker gives fitness enthusiasts even more options for interactive, social workouts that are key to getting and staying active.
To create this updated version of Endomondo Sports Tracker, Endomondo doubled its Windows Phone development staff. In addition to existing features, such as audio performance feedback, a highly intuitive user interface, calorie tracking, route maps and the ability to have friends send pep talks in real-time, the latest version of the app, optimized for Windows Phone 7.5, now features:
- Live Tiles that provide instant, convenient access to workout histories and News Feed updates from friends who use Endomondo Sports Tracker.
- A Newsfeed with the latest workouts and activities by friends and ability to comment on each of them.
- User-created music playlists for each workout to provide additional motivation and keep each activity fresh.
- The ability to share selected workouts on Facebook or set up auto-sharing of all workouts.
“Live Tiles are one of the many features that make Windows Phone an ideal platform for making exercise more fun, motivating and social,” said Mette Lykke, Endomondo co-founder. “We offer users two different Live Tiles. One will show the latest workouts done by your friends and it’s a great way to stay updated on your friends’ most recent activities without having to enter the app. The other will show your own latest workout as well as your total history for the current month. That works as a nice reminder on your home screen to get out and free some endorphins.”
“Windows Phone is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps and games like Endomondo,” said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. “With its use of Live Tiles, ability to share workouts on Facebook and share user created playlists for motivation, Endomondo takes full advantage of Windows Phone’s unique features and design and is a great example of the kind of rich applications that people will find on Windows Phone Marketplace,” he continued.
Endomondo Sports Tracker also is available for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and other devices. Endomondo’s cross-platform design makes it easy for users to turn workouts into a social activity, providing the additional motivation, interactivity and fun that are key for maintaining an active lifestyle.
Founded in 2007 by team of fitness fanatics, Endomondo turns mobile devices into full-fledged personal trainers and connects users to a vibrant social fitness network where people can support, motivate and challenge each other and share results. The Endomondo Sports Tracker mobile app, which utilizes GPS technology, records a full history of workouts and can be used for any distance-based sport. Additionally, the Endomondo.com website provides users with a personal portal — incorporating performance tracking tools, an extensive atlas of exercise routes around the world, connection to the Endomondo community, and more. Available on seven mobile platforms (iOS, Android, RIM, Windows Phone, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Java), Endomondo operates on almost all GPS phones. For more information, please visit http://www.endomondo.com and follow @Endomondo on Twitter.
Jackie Lapin, for Endomondo
Mette Lykke, Co-founder of Endomondo