TruConnect: a multi-faceted fitness app development

June 2020 - ongoing, Dedicated development team

TruConnect is a unique platform that provides fitness and wellbeing content from leading workout experts, athletes, and celebrities. Incorporating social media application features like friend shares, global leaderboards, and a robust exercise database helps users remain motivated and succeed in their fitness journey.

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Services:

iOS

Android

Front-end

QA

Technologies:

Swift

Kotlin

PHP Laravel

React

IAP

BLE

HealthKit

Google Maps

Sockets

Industries:

Health & Fitness

Media & Entertainment

Team composition:

iOS Developer (+1)

Android Developer (+1)

Web Developer

Back-end Developer (+1)

QA Engineer (+1)

Project Manager

THE CHALLENGE_

TruConnect platform is based on the fitness application Tona, developed by NERDZ LAB earlier. Tona’s co-founders sold the project to TV.FIT who decided to rebrand the application and expand it with new features. TV.FIT were impressed with the quality of the mobile application development services NERDZ LAB provided for early-stage startup Tona. As a result, they decided to keep us as their development partner to transform Tona into a new sports tech platform – TruConnect. The client had a very tight deadline – only two months to scale the existing solution made for the Tona project and optimize its feature set. To meet these requirements, we allocated a team of eight engineers and started brainstorming. We made a thorough analysis to understand exactly what should be changed in the codebase to deliver the revised essential features on time. Aside from that, TV.FIT wanted to expand to the Asian market and release apps in both Google Play and Huawei AppGallery simultaneously (combining GMS & HMS).

Video by TruConnect By TV.FIT

The Solution
  • Our team suggested following Scrum methodology and broke down the development into short logical iterations – sprints – to resolve all the challenges and meet the client’s expectations. We also engaged the leading developers from other departments to brainstorm the best possible options to help achieve our goals in the shortest time.

  • NERDZ LAB wisely split the work between team members, enabling simultaneous work on finetuning existing features and making new integrations. Our QA specialist was doing an excellent job of continuously testing applications, specifically external device integration, to make sure TruConnect worked flawlessly with different smart devices and vendors.

THE RESULTS

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TruConnect has become a complex fitness platform with a variety of features: from simple workout-tracking and running route mapping to user leaderboards, custom workout plan builders, subscriptions, social feed, and many more. We built a robust synchronization with almost any fitness device a user may have - be it Apple Watch, Garmin, Fitbit, or Solar - to be sure we get most of the workout information automatically.

02

The app has been launched in Huawei AppGallery and Apple and Google App Stores. Just 3 months after release, TruConnect has got 30k active users and grows at a rate of knots.

03

Our team has completed five integrations with other services and still managed to hit every single release date. We provided iOS and Android app development services, built a CMS, and now continue developing a web administration panel to manage gym networks.

TESTIMONIAL

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Andrew Burton
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TruConnect

Their team is enthusiastic, creative, and highly communicative. They’re quick with project updates and offer engaging suggestions for how to improve the product. The new platform is stable, functional, and has been well-received by testers and early investors.

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Andrew Burton
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TruConnect

Their team is enthusiastic, creative, and highly communicative. They’re quick with project updates and offer engaging suggestions for how to improve the product. The new platform is stable, functional, and has been well-received by testers and early investors.