Today I´m officially launching the Chape Fitness App. I bet you didn´t see that coming!
Me neither, honestly. This is one of those unexpected happy days life throws you and I´m thankful for and enjoying it to the fullest.
As I cut it to the chase already, the real bottom line is you have available a new (and awesome) free fitness app, I want to share the story behind this milestone hoping any of you trying to figure out how to build your own app, in an easy and cheap way find this useful.
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You have to introduce your website URL, and then customize your app. As simple as that. Here´s my dashboard.
You can do anything you can imagine or need. As you see, there´s a lot of options:
- Customize your app appearance. Your log, launch screen, login & sign up, colors, and home screen.
- Build your app for Android and iOS.
- WordPress plugin and WooCommerce connectivity (just introducing API keys).
- Multisite. If you have multiple websites or a multisite network, you can connect them to a single app.
- App Preview. Once you set up your app, you can give it a spin before going live.
- Push Notifications. Easily create and send push notifications to all your app users.
- App Monetization. You can earn money from your mobile app by displaying Google Admob ads.
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Chape Fitness App
I tried to keep my own app clean, simple, and easy to use. You let me know later if I accomplished it.
I resized and uploaded my logo, designed a simple launch screen, and selected just a few options to display on my home screen from all available options.
This way, once you open the app, you find the workouts classified by body parts, full-body, or if you feel like joining a challenge. Scroll down and you find the latest blog posts.
In the upper left, you find the menu to dive into your account settings and other website content (recipes, specific exercises, contact, etc).
Click on what you want to focus on today, and you find different workouts adapted to available time, equipment, and fitness level.
I couldn´t help myself and added a motivational/funny quote, and an inspirational picture. I wasn´t sure about the picture because of all the body-shaming, stereotypes, and all that but I really think there is nothing wrong with showing a person with a six-pack if you´re going to work your abs, right? If you feel that offensive, that´s not my intention at all. What should I show? Cars? Mountains? Anyways, haters and criticism are very welcome!
Moving on, you have “how-to” videos for every single exercise. Fullscreen is available so you can notice all the small details and improve your technique.
Last, but I think this is a huge difference compared to other apps, you can get in touch with me, anytime.
I know when it comes to exercise, a lot of questions cross your mind. Am I doing this right? I want to achieve this or that, is this the right workout? When in doubt, ask me!
Now, it´s your turn. Download it, sweat it, and enjoy it.