Before initiating any project, our team goes through every essential requirement gathering and planning process. For Fitness App development, we did the same and collected the following requirements, and evaluated associated challenges.
Personalization according to user requirements
The very first requirement of our client was to allow end-users to set their preferences before starting any workout plan. The app must enable the users to set their weight, height, and goal. In addition, the app must allow users to provide their diet plan information.
The software must suggest the appropriate workout plan and modifications to the diet plan. Also, the interface must display different card layouts to display the following workout plans:
- Full-Body Plan
- Arms Plan
- Chest Plan
- Leg Plan
- Abs Plan
- Weight Loss Plans
- Weight Gain Plans
- Back Plans and many more
Notifications and Alerts
Once the user registers their account on the fitness application and selects a relevant workout plan, the app will notify them about following the program.
The users can set a defined time when they want to work out, and the software will send the notifications before that time. It will help the user complete its goal and move further with a new objective. Moreover, our client wants to link the diet plan and real-time calorie tracking with a notification system for alerting about daily goal fulfillment.
It is an essential feature of the fitness app and a primary client requirement.
Under it, our ally wants to implement a full-fledge BMI mechanism connected with wearable devices. The primary aim of implementing it was to assess the step counts, calorie burn, heart rate, and oxygen level.
In addition, the requirement also includes of automated emergency alert if the app discovers any unusual activity in the core health metrics.
The fitness app provides Yoga, Zumba, and weight-based workout plans per our client services. And for these, posture must be correct; otherwise, injury can happen.
To provide the best exercise experience to their customers, our partner drafted its requirement to analyze the user’s posture and give suggestions to improve it. Moreover, the app must provide voice commands with each step.
Besides this, the end-users must have the option to select between different languages and tones for voice instructions according to their preference.
Wearable Device Integration
Nowadays, most people wear smart bands and watches linked to their mobile phones.
Our partner wants to enable its users to install the application on Android and iOS-based wearable devices to get a better workout experience. Once the user installs the app on its device, it will analyze the pulse rate, oxygen level, and calorie count.
Further, the software will sync the mobile and wearable device app to show a detailed view of the workout session.
The fitness app allows yoga and workout trainers to create their profiles and conduct live sessions for the users.
The end-users can enroll in the class and attend live sessions. The fundamental requirements were to provide a dedicated interface to coaches and offer different one-to-one services to their clients.
In addition, when anyone enrolls as a coach, they have to upload the required documents. And, after the verification, their account gets enabled. Also, the trainers can offer different plans, such as one month, quarterly or annual.
The Fitness app handles the personal and health data of many users, and protecting it from external sources is one of the main objectives.
We discussed it with our client and listed the security needs as follows:
- User authentication
- Secure data communication between the client device and cloud server
- Role-based Access Controls
- Secure payments