Introducing Training Buddy for Windows 8.1

Training Buddy for Windows 8.1

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.

Download Training Buddy for Windows Phone 8.1

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Training Buddy

Training Buddy is an app that I wrote for Windows Phone 7, intended for anyone who likes Running, Cycling or Walking and would like to keep a log of their workouts.

The app will monitor the route you take along with various stats like speed, pace and how many calories you are burning. During the activity you can set up audio alerts to let you know how your doing and afterwards it will store a log of all the activities you have done for review later on.

For more information on the app visit www.trainingbuddyapp.com or view the app in the Zune Marketplace.