Fitocracy App Makes Fitness Tracking CompetitivePosted on March 29, 2012 by Mashable in Mobile, Tech & Gadgets
Instead of just tracking your workouts, a new iPhone app called Fitocracy lets you compete against other users and friends.
The startup has been running a browser-based social fitness contest without a native mobile component since February 2011. Its 250,000 registered users earn points by logging fitness activities in order to “level up,” earn badges or rank on a leaderboard — all with the option to join activity-specific groups and follow friends’ progress.
Users also earn extra points for completing specific groups of fitness tasks or “quests.” The “Paperboy” quest, for instance, suggests this: “Take a ride around your neighborhood. If you hit a trashcan make sure you sprint away from that lady with the knife and rabid dog.” That’s 20 minutes of biking and 0.5 miles of sprinting, according to Fitocracy.