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Ignite for iPhone

The most powerful workout tracker ⚡️

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Leon Ephraïm@leonephraim · Senior Designer, Founder @ Yummygum
Hi all. At Yummygum we're big workout fanatics and it felt like there wasn’t a beautiful and good workout app available. That’s why we decided to create one. For about a year we’ve worked on Ignite, and we’re super happy and excited about its availability in the App Store. The coolest thing about this project is that everyone who’s been on the Yummygum team in the past year (either employee or intern) has worked on this. A true team effort we’re extremely proud of. If you guys have any suggestions on how to make it better, we'd love to know
Jince Kuruvilla@j_nce · Product Manager at Flocabulary
@leonephraim I'm sure you did quite the competitor analysis - since this space is so crowded, could you tell us how Ignite differs from the other workout trackers out there?
Leon Ephraïm@leonephraim · Senior Designer, Founder @ Yummygum
@j_nce Hi Jince, I'm glad you asked. To be honest, and by no means do I mean this in a condescending way; we believe the other workout tracker apps that are out there are doing it wrong in at least the following aspects. 1) They emphasize too much on a philosophy where they force you to work out in a certain way. This often results in overly complex apps that don’t easily allow you to either create your own workout or choose a predefined workout. 2) Not pushing it User Experience & User Interface wise. Most workout tracking apps are basically notebooks/pen&pads on your smartphone. Which is nuts if you think about it. There is so much potential for a workout tracking app on a device like an iPhone. It's the perfect opportunity to allow people to focus on what the app is for (creating & logging workouts and getting insights in your progress), rather than being a pen&pad. We've created Ignite keeping in mind to do better. I'd love for you to give it a spin and experience it yourself 💪
Brian Espinosa@brianespinosa · UI/UX Design & Front-End Dev @ PlayerPro
@leonephraim @j_nce I'll agree with this. I've downloaded and used most of what is in the App Store that looks half decent. There was definitely not anything that looks like this available. Looking forward to putting this through a test to see how it stacks up feature-wise. Congrats on the launch.
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Leon Ephraïm
Maker
@leonephraim · Senior Designer, Founder @ Yummygum
Hi all. At Yummygum we're big workout fanatics and it felt like there wasn’t a beautiful and good workout app available. That’s why we decided to create one. For about a year we’ve worked on Ignite, and we’re super happy and excited about its availability in the App Store. The coolest thing about this project is that everyone who’s been on the Yummygum team in the past year (either employee or intern) has worked on this. A true team effort we’re extremely proud of. If you guys have any suggestions on how to make it better, we'd love to know
Jince Kuruvilla@j_nce · Product Manager at Flocabulary
@leonephraim I'm sure you did quite the competitor analysis - since this space is so crowded, could you tell us how Ignite differs from the other workout trackers out there?
Leon Ephraïm
Maker
@leonephraim · Senior Designer, Founder @ Yummygum
@j_nce Hi Jince, I'm glad you asked. To be honest, and by no means do I mean this in a condescending way; we believe the other workout tracker apps that are out there are doing it wrong in at least the following aspects. 1) They emphasize too much on a philosophy where they force you to work out in a certain way. This often results in overly complex apps that don’t easily allow you to either create your own workout or choose a predefined workout. 2) Not pushing it User Experience & User Interface wise. Most workout tracking apps are basically notebooks/pen&pads on your smartphone. Which is nuts if you think about it. There is so much potential for a workout tracking app on a device like an iPhone. It's the perfect opportunity to allow people to focus on what the app is for (creating & logging workouts and getting insights in your progress), rather than being a pen&pad. We've created Ignite keeping in mind to do better. I'd love for you to give it a spin and experience it yourself 💪
Brian Espinosa@brianespinosa · UI/UX Design & Front-End Dev @ PlayerPro
@leonephraim @j_nce I'll agree with this. I've downloaded and used most of what is in the App Store that looks half decent. There was definitely not anything that looks like this available. Looking forward to putting this through a test to see how it stacks up feature-wise. Congrats on the launch.
Lee@lionyoung1987 · programmer
There's no point to make a iOS workouts app without a Watch app.
Leon Ephraïm
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@leonephraim · Senior Designer, Founder @ Yummygum
@lionyoung1987 Thanks for sharing your take on this Lee.
Jake Kwaschnefski@jmkcc · designer, studying @ csulb
@lionyoung1987 Well, as someone who doesn't have nor plan to have a smartwatch, this is useful for me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Mike Halligan@mrmikehalligan · BodyWise Designer & Co-Founder
@lionyoung1987 Can't say that I agree being how many people use their iPhones at the gym and don't own an Apple Watch, but it would be awesome if it had a companion Watch app in the future
Lee@lionyoung1987 · programmer
@mrmikehalligan I see what you mean. But as a guy who goes to gym on a regular basis should tell you the watch(any smart watch at this point) feels so much better and can do a lot more activities without putting a phone in the pocket if you know what I mean...
Lee@lionyoung1987 · programmer
@jmkcc give the watch a try(even Pebble), you'll see what I mean and it's just way more accurate than having the phone in your pocket. Especially with the heart rate censor and stuff...
Mike Halligan@mrmikehalligan · BodyWise Designer & Co-Founder
@lionyoung1987 I'm with you. I use my Apple Watch at the gym, but the larger market is still non-smartwatch users by an enormous margin and the founding team see enough opportunity in that market. From the sounds of it I'm sure that they'll end up with an Apple Watch app to go with it.
Lee@lionyoung1987 · programmer
@mrmikehalligan But then the "larger market" don't even go to gym... 😄 but yeah, I guess you're right, if it's an niche enough market, they should do just fine. But looking back in the past few years, things like Moves( which was my favorite for a long time), Runtastic and etc. have been acquired by those Giants, there's just simply not enough room for small health app to grow enough margin in terms of competing with them. On the other hand, companies like Pebble is doing alright after all those years since their Kickstarter time. It all made me think that maybe the software(apps in this case) are far more insignificant than the hardware. For me and most of my friends, we complain about the slowness of the Apple Watch hardware way often than any third party apps on it, since there is not any 3-rd party apps we can't live without...
Mike Halligan@mrmikehalligan · BodyWise Designer & Co-Founder
@lionyoung1987 Really good insight. I'm the founder of a health app myself. At this point I think it'll be near impossible to succeed with a slightly better app than the rest. Health apps that do well from here on in will be so much better at helping users achieve their goals than anything that exists now
Joshua Dance@joshdance · Engineer, Product Manager, athlete
@lionyoung1987 Disagree. I don't have a Watch app. I love workout Apps and have used one for a year and a half. Apple Watch has sold 7 million units. The total number of iPhones sold in Q1 of 2016, was 74.78 million. Watch apps are awesome but they are not essential yet. 😀
Nick den Engelsman@nickengelsman · Composrapp.com
@lionyoung1987 Yes, first thing I noticed!
Jord Riekwel@larkef · Logo Designer
I've been beta testing this beast and it is amazing. 😍
Pedro Ruíz@piero_ruiz · iOS Developer & Indie Game Designer/Dev
Looks interesting, does it integrate with the Health app or with the Apple Watch Activity App?
Leon Ephraïm
Maker
@leonephraim · Senior Designer, Founder @ Yummygum
@piero_ruiz Thanks Pedro, there is currently no Health or Apple Watch Activity App integration, as you would input your workout data (exercise repetitions and weights which are not measurable with Apple devices) yourself
Marko Vuletic@markoxvee
Congrats on the launch guys! Well done!
Leon Ephraïm
Maker
@leonephraim · Senior Designer, Founder @ Yummygum
@markoxvee Thanks Marko