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Hey WOD Tracker users, I’ve been working pretty feverishly on the web portion of the app and I’m at a point where I want to start gathering your feedback.

Examples

The following URL shows the last 100-ish WODs that have been recorded with the WOD Tracker Android app.
http://wodtracker.net/activity.html. Right now, I’m calling this the “activity” page.

In the upper right corner of each of the gray boxes, there is a hyperlink. This hyperlink will eventually point to a similar page. When you click on the link, you’ll be taken to a page that will list the WODs you’ve recorded in the app and synchronized to the web. Here is an example. This is my page: http://wodtracker.net/user/34. This page will list the last 100-ish WOD results you’ve recorded and synchronized to the website.

In app changes

I’m also considering having a couple of areas in the app for you to make the WOD results public or private. I envision an option in the preference screen where you can set a “default public or private indicator”. The same option would appear on the main WOD tracking screen for you to indicate whether or not this WOD is public or private. The default value from your preferences will be displayed on the main screen as well.

What are your thoughts or your concerns?

What do you think of this type of thing? Do you like the idea? hate it? (do you really care if it’s displayed publicly or not?) If you don’t like it, why not? Is there something I could do to it to change your mind about it? Is too much personal information displayed? Would something like this cause you to stop using the app?

Why am I doing this?

I’m now a full-time web developer. I do lots of cool stuff for my employer. There are a couple of reasons for this.

  1. I’m sharpening my teeth, honing my skills.
  2. I see a lot of websites cropping up that allow you to track your WODs on their websites. But they don’t have mobile apps. Mobile apps are where it’s at – if “we’re”not there yet, it’s where we’re going. Large businesses are capitalizing on mobile products every day. I’m in a good position where I have a good mobile app with a great set of vocal users. When I initially wrote the WOD Tracker app, I was new to mobile development. I made websites in my spare time. Now that I’m developing websites fulltime, I’m having a LOT of fun! Before I started developing my own website for the app, I contacted several of the larger WOD Tracking sites to see if I could sync the data there. Only a few responded. All of them responded with “we don’t have any API to support this”. So I started making my own.

I digress. I could go on a bit longer but I won’t.

Please, let me know what you think about this, I would really appreciate you taking the time.

As always, if you have any questions about the app, the website, the ideas I’m proposing, contact me. My email address is pete [at] wodtracker [dot] net.

One more thing…

There is an updated (but totally incomplete) version of the sync site. The temporary url for the updated look can be found at http://sync.wodtracker.net. This website is fairly stable. Some things will look dumb. Most things will look better. Note that I am not finished with this site. The “add a PR” link is dead (but definitely in-flight). The ability to add a WOD is in-flux as well.

 

About Pete Wood
I am the developer of the WOD Tracker CrossFit WOD tracking mobile app. It is currently available for Android but an iOS version is in the works.