Health and Fitness App Development, that's the buzzword of the year 2018. This is because people have finally understood the importance of their health and fitness. And all the credit goes to these health and fitness related apps who are making a majority of the population aware about their significance.
All this awareness has lead to a huge demand in the app development industry for the health and fitness apps especially mobile apps. That's why in this article today, we will be covering the topic of health and fitness app development and also we will be answered some of the frequently asked questions related to the topic.
Let’s start with the different types of fitness and health applications that are available in the market.
These are the main types of fitness and health apps that currently have the largest demand in the lifestyle and health category:
In the diet and nutrition type of fitness and healthy, mainly the nutrition as well as the calorie value of each food item is described. Along, with this many other information regarding the daily diet chart is also provided to the user by the application.
The diet and nutrition type of mobile apps are best for those who are just in need of a balanced diet that can help them maintain a healthy body state.
The next type of fitness and health apps is the personal trainer type which is one of the most popular types of these apps. Mostly, in personal apps, the pre-arranged workout and exercise routines are featured. Another thing that makes it a favorite of the users is that the user can choose the format of his/her exercise routine.
For example, the workout routine can be in video format, illustrations format, three-dimensional or even just in the form of text. In this type of apps, the user has the option to set up the level of difficulty based on their body and fitness goals. With the personal trainer type of apps, many people feel more comfortable in comparison to the gym.
According to many researchers, the best approach to health consists of both psychological and physical well being, which further concluded to yoga and meditation. These yoga and meditation types of apps have slowly started to rise as people are showing awareness for spiritual cleansing as well.
The yoga and meditation type of applications are for users who want to keep their mind and body in the healthy state without following a heavy workout routine.
The most widely known fitness and health app type is the activity tracking type of apps, which basically tracks and monitors the user's activities. These physical activities include jogging, running, swimming, cycling, hiking and many more.
The activity tracking applications use different kinds of sensors to monitor and record the user's activity information. Today, most of these sensors requirement is fulfilled by our smartphones.
So, these were the four main types of health and fitness apps that are trending right now and hold a significant share in the fitness and health sector. Another thing that is making these fitness applications so adaptable is the fact that they are available for a number of devices. For example, smartphones, smartwatches, fitness bands and many more.
Below is the list of some of the most important features that are essential for a great fitness and health application:
There are also several additional features like in-built chatting option or any other functionality can be added in the updated versions of your health and fitness apps. Now, it's time to talk about the cost involved in developing a fitness and health-related application.
The cost to develop a health and fitness application mainly depends on three factors which are:
As we have already discussed in some of our previous article regarding the app development. The cost of app development is less in India in comparison to the hourly rate of app developers in the USA and Europe. The hourly rate tends to vary from one location to another. The rate of app development in America ranges from $50 to $150 whereas, in India, the hourly rate ranges from just $25 to $50. Instead of going for the cheaper deal, your aim should be to hire mobile app developers that hold previous experience in developing fitness and health applications.
Next comes the point of the project duration i.e. the total amount of the time duration which was required for developing the application. The amount of duration also depends on the number of features, as well as, the complexity of the features that the client requires in the app. The different platforms may require different time durations as in android platform the testing phase is longer than the iOS platform which indicates longer time duration.
The complexity level and feature integration go hand-in-hand when it comes to determining the cost of application development. The application consisting of high-level and complex features tend to cost more as the development duration also increases while building them. For adding complex features in your app, you will also require more experienced app developers at your service which will eventually cost more.
So, these are the key factors that contribute to the total cost of developing a fitness and health application. We hope that the answers to these FAQs will provide great insights for you regarding the fitness and health app development process.
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Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow