Created by software developers Amira Anuar, Matt Gutierrez, and Conor Fennell at Hack Reactor, a dev bootcamp in San Francisco, FitRPG turns Fitbit data into a game that friends and family members can play against each other. The app is integrated with the Fitbit API to allow users who own Fitbits to use the data to level up an in-game character, compete against other players or bosses, and go on fitness quests, turning fitness into entertainment. The company is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to build out their UX talent.
The FitRPG concept app was built as a web app using the MEAN tech stack (Mongo DB, Node/Express, and Angular). “It made sense to use Ionic, since it was built on top of Angular, so the transition was smooth for us,” says Fennell. “Ionic makes it incredibly easy to transition from a web app to a mobile app.”