3 years ago I created Training Buddy for Windows Phone 7 purely because I was switching from iPhone and wanted to have decent sports tracker. As it was a new platform I figured I’d make it.
Since then the app has become more popular than I imagined. Earlier this year it was updated with a fresh new look and to take advantage of new features in Windows Phone 8 such as new live tile sizes and Nokia Maps. Training Buddy Free (the free reduced functionality version) was also updated to include support for Training Buddy Live so activities can be viewed and shared on the Training Buddy website.
The app has also received some amazing feedback. My favourite of which Jason wrote in the UK app store for Training Buddy Free:
Fantastic App. Motivated me to take up walking, just so I could use the app. Doctors should prescribe this to all and its free. 🙂
Now 3 years on with Windows 8.1 launched I felt it was time Training Buddy got its own Windows 8 app allowing its users to view all their activity data on their desktop and tablet. This has always been possible through the website since the launch of Training Buddy Live, but an app opens the door to be more platform specific and easier to use offline without an internet connection and then sync at a later date. It also happens that I’m a big fan of apps over websites.
This is just the start though, over the next few months more and more features will be added, just as the phone app has continued to evolve over the last 3 years.