I require a developer / small team of developers who can take my idea and turn it in to a (potentially) revenue generating app. This app would be a totally new concept in the running app market, and offers potential for ongoing development and maintenance including web side social interface. If the app works and is popular enough, I can foresee module add-ons also being built in to the app (more below).
The Coder(s) must be up to speed on Swift 3 as the app would be launched on iOS10 for iPhone and iPod. Apple watch interface would be advantageous however due to funding constraints would be reserved for future development. (I am just one guy with an idea...)
This app development will require skills in the following areas:
External sensors (bio-feedback heart rate strap)
Storing, calling, and displaying user created data during runs
Calendar functions / layouts
Time limited access to app until purchased
Social network integration; post to facebook / twitter
The aim of the app is to develop any level of runner in to the best runner they can be, through utilising advanced running training methods and increasing training efficiency.
Being a better runner doesn't mean running more miles each week. Greater progress can be achieved by targeted training sessions to develop all the key aspects of a well-rounded runner, such as endurance, form, speed, VO2 Max, and aerobic capacity.
The unique selling point of the app is that it will take advanced techniques and apply them uniquely to each user, responding to the user, creating a dynamic, personalized, continually evolving running plan.
I will apply techniques used by professional runners and make them available to all, without the need to having to sit down, plan out and constantly revise a lengthy training plan, research advanced techniques, or have private, expensive coaching.
App working example:
User will enter data such as age, weight, date of birth, current running mileage (if applicable) current running pace (if applicable), race date, resting heart rate etc
I will provide the formulas required to work out information such as Heart Rate and various running speeds for 6 different types of run which the app will create based on the users data.
There will be two main aspects to the running plan which is the part of bringing 'advanced techniques' to all users.
This will include long term running plans incorporating meso cycles that focus on various aspects of running training that I won't go in to here, and also 6 different types of runs which are defined by target pace or preferably Heart Rate for users with a heart rate strap.
Using the initial data supplied the app will create a running plan - I will provide templates for the different plans, for example for complete beginners, intermediate and advanced runners.
The user will then begin to train, the app will use average running pace (or heart rate if available) to adjust future runs of that type to be most efficient and personalized for the user, ensuring progress at a steady rate while reducing risk of injury.
The user will have the option to 'skip' a run. Which will cause the app to respond and reschedule upcoming runs accordingly.
The user will have the ability to 'swap' a run. Sometimes a user may not feel like Interval training but still wants to train. This will allow the user to swap out the planned run for an alternative.
Feedback will be provided by the app, audio cues indicating 'speed up' 'slow down' 'warm up' 'maintain this speed'. This will ensure the user remains within the correct target heart rate or pace zone for the training run objective.
Please see the attachment for some initial design ideas on layout.
I appreciate any coder will have lots of questions about this app, this app would benefit by being coded by a runner! I also know this app will take a lot of work. My finances however are of course limited. I am not a company or an organisation, just an experienced runner looking to help other runners. Perhaps a developer would look in to an option of future revenue sharing if the initial cost of development is too high for me.
Future development ideas: Virtual racing between users; Apple watch interface for displaying data / cues; modular add-ons such as a cross training package which can be purchased and fit in to the plan.