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Have you considered an Android App

Postby db0 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:09 am

I loved simplefit when I used it in the past, but moving houses and general life made me stop for quite a while. Recently however I got an Android phone and I would really like to be able to use simplefit and track my progress through my phone itself. There's already some apps on the android market for tracking workouts but I would still prefer to use simplefit's schedule if at all possible. Please consider expanding there because I believe with your existing tracking and community you will be very popular and useful.

Cheers.
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby Admin » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:13 am

I personally do not have the know how but maybe somebody on the board does. Simplefit makes just enough money to pay my ISP bill so unfortunately I don't have a budget for stuff I cant build myself.
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby unaware » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:46 am

If someone can conceptualize the interface well enough, I'll see if I can throw together an app. I too would like a better workout app, but android is really lacking in anything useful for this site's system.

Can you give any more specifics about what you want to track and whatnot? That goes a long way to actually designing an app.
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby Slacke » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:40 am

I would really like one of these. Have actually also been considering trying to make one myself but haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby Admin » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:20 pm

it would be great if somebody made one
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby tmech » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:12 pm

I just use timer set to 20 mins for D1, or timer .. and hit stop when done for D2/3. What else would you want? Lap timer or something? I've always found it too fiddly to record individual rounds. Please do speak up if you have ideas!
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby Neilfenstein » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:54 am

For D1; I use 20 mins divided by the number of reps I want to try to acheive and this gives me a time for doing the work and rest time i.e. a minute a round to do 20 reps. I like this method to ensure I work for the full 20 minutes. I use a note pad to mark each rep I do incase I miss one.

Day 2 I use a lap timer and start a new lap each round and I use the in-between lap time to count my resting periods.

D3 I use a stop watch.

I am attempting to slowly figure out and code an app for iPhone to do all these and hopefully offer different options for D1 and D2. I am hoping to get all of these features to make a really helpful app.

However, I am not very good with text based coding but I am trying to learn objective C and create a SimpleFit App for iOS as a project to drive my learning. The result may not happen or may be some time off but I am trying. Once I can do this in objective C maybe someone could port to Java for Android or vice versa.

To sumerise, some do use more complicated timers and this could be automated, but dont hold your breath for my app lol!!
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby twain155 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:55 am

Hello,

I'm Neilfensteins little bro, I've been trying to learn objective C as well by building a simplefit app, and hopefully we'll be working together on it as it advances.
I've begun implementing pretty much what he described above. Some screenshots below.

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Day 1 simply divides the 20 minutes by the number of reps entered. Pop-up to show reps completed

Day 2 allows you to enter your rest time in minutes, the timer counts up only when working out and begins the rest counter when the rep complete button is pressed.
Pop-up shows each rep time and total time.

Day 3 isn't complete yet, but will be a simple timer with a pop-up suggesting levelling up or down depending on time taken.

As mentioned this is all pretty new to both of us so will be aiming for the basic functionality mentioned before, then working towards it being a bit more involved later.

Current ideas are:

Access to the server to log workouts from the phone,
Ability to display the log graphs on the phone,
Settings that allow awareness of current level with the ability to view the workout required for that day,
auto levelling up or down dependant on days 3 time,
Auto levelling for rest week.

Any suggestions are welcome but as Neilfenstein said don't hold your breath. We would probably try and release the basic app then upgrade over time.

Cheers Twain
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby cheapo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:15 am

Nifty!

Suggestion, for Day 1: a rep counter, i.e. a button I can tap each time i complete a rep which will increment the count of reps completed.
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby twain155 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:31 am

We have been thinking about this, offering a second view for Day 1 which allows a more manual approach giving just the 20 minute counter and a rep increment.

Have just finished Day 3, going to look into having an On/Off slider on day 1 for the manual method next.
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby Neilfenstein » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:37 am

Hey Cheapo, great minds, rep counter is on my UI but not marks yet! We had to stop progress for a while so not got the versions together yet!

We will keep you informed of our slow progression lol!

Thanks.

Neil.
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby cheapo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:47 am

twain155 wrote:We have been thinking about this, offering a second view for Day 1 which allows a more manual approach giving just the 20 minute counter and a rep increment.

Have just finished Day 3, going to look into having an On/Off slider on day 1 for the manual method next.


You could have the rep counter on the same screen as the interval timer.
I used to use an interval timer and believe me, just because I set out to do a rep every 45 seconds, doesn't mean I achieved it. Having both a manually advanced counter and the interval timer on one screen would allow users to use the interval timer to set the pace while keeping track of how many reps are, in fact, performed.
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby cheapo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:50 am

Does the Day 1 interval timer make a noise to signal the start of each rep (interval)?
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby twain155 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:09 am

cheapo wrote:Does the Day 1 interval timer make a noise to signal the start of each rep (interval)?


Not yet, The intention is to have it beep on 5, 4, 3, 2 then a longer beep on 1 to signal the next rep.

Amazingly things which sound simple like 'beeping' appear to be amazingly convoluted to implement.

I have just been researching the Day 1 manual/auto switching and although I almost have it working, keeping it all on the same page would be easier and makes more sense after your explanation. I could change the pop-up at the end to display the auto reps complete if no manual interaction takes place, or the manual reps completed if you used the button.
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Re: Have you considered an Android App

Postby Admin » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:56 pm

wow that looks fantastic! amazing job!

Here are some things that might be cool if possible

+ sms/email a friend a challenge to try and beat your workout time
+ have a list of friends so you can point out you beat there time :)
+ if the data could sync with a facebook widget that would be awesome for spreading simple fit.

I have a buddy that could probably do the facebook side I will talk to him.

The simple-fit server is Debian Linux running phpbb3 as the board software and mysql5 db should be possible to grab chart data from a phone via a http session.
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