Introducing great mobile experiences on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Symbian, and others
HeiaHeia.com is more than just a fun web service for keeping track of your physical activities and cheering for your friends. There are also several ways to use HeiaHeia from your phone – this blog post provides a quick walkthrough of the most popular ones.
The mobile experience covered here is divided into two main categories: “mobile sites” and “mobile apps”. Our mobile sites are built with the idea that they should work on any mobile phone with a modern browser. HeiaHeia-compatible apps are actually not “our” apps: they have been developed by partners and enthusiastic HeiaHeia users!
A word for all the mobile developers (big and small): if you’re planning to develop a sports or wellness related app and want to deepen your user experience – you can easily plug into HeiaHeia and its social, community, and statistics features. Just ping us and let’s make it happen – check out our current API documentation for starters. We can also provide advice and support especially related to user experience and graphics, if needed.
Without further ado, here are short intros to two mobile sites and six apps, for all major mobile platforms:
Touch site: touch.heiaheia.comOur touch site touch.heiaheia.com is designed to be simple, clean, and beautiful. This site runs on almost anything: iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian, BlackBerry, MeeGo, etc. You can use easily use it “as an app”: On your iPhone, just click “add to homescreen” on your browser, and you’ll get a shortcut icon.
Some feature highlights:
- Log all kinds of physical activities (almost 400 activity types supported)
- “Check-in” to your gym, swimming pool, or any other place you like
- Keep log of your weight & sick days
- Cheer and comment
- All this in nine different languages
Non-touch site: m.heiaheia.com
Our “original” mobile site m.heiaheia.com offers basic functionality to almost any mobile device with a decent browser: it’s primarily designed for non-touch phones.
Android: HeiaSportsHeiaSports (developed by Timo Eskola) offers GPS tracking with lap data, manual entries, your own training log, embedded HeiaHeia touch site, cool horizontal navigation between views.
iPhone: Heia TrackerHeia Tracker (developed by Matti Mustonen) offers GPS tracking with a map view, manual entries, your own training log, and embedded HeiaHeia touch site.
Symbian^3 and the Nokia N9: Barbell Gym TrackerBarbell Gym Tracker (developed by PalvajarviSoft) stands out in this list of apps, as it’s primarily an app for planning and logging your gym exercises. You can currently get the app for your Nokia Symbian^3 device or the Nokia N9, but there are expansion plans to other platforms, so stay tuned!
Windows Phone: Training Diary for WP7Training Diary for WP7 (developed by Mikko Valta) offers simple & easy GPS tracking of exercises and a training log.
Android: Heia2GoHeia2Go (developed by Digia) offers GPS tracking with map and data views, manual entries, your own training log, and a weight log.
Maemo / MeeGo: eCoacheCoach (developed by Sampo Savola) offers GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, and a training log.
Give us feedback:
As always, all ideas and comments about mobile are very much welcome! All the developers also have their own feedback channels in the application stores.