I thought Abvio’s Runmeter, Cyclemeter, and Walkmeter iPhone apps deserved Beatweek’s Best of Show Award at MacWorld Expo 2010 for their innovative way of motivating individuals to exercise. I simply loved the features they integrated in the 2.0 versions.
Are you a fitness enthusiast? If you enjoy running, cycling, or going for a walk, try out Abvio’s new line of fitness apps — Runmeter, Cyclemeter, and Walkmeter. These exercise apps use the iPhone’s GPS to track and visualize exercise activities as well as help improve athletic performance and health. Each of these apps are similar to one another except for the fact that they come pre-customized to suit the needs of its user — the walker, runner, or cyclist.
Some of the great features of Runmeter, Cyclemeter, and Walkmeter are:
- An iPhone-centric approach, no Web site accounts, passwords, or ads required.
- Ghost racing against previous runs, walks, and rides along a route.
- On-device calendar of all runs, rides, and walks.
- On-device graphs of pace and elevation.
- On-device manual entry of runs, walks, and rides.
- Exceptional battery conservation.
Some of the new features that were demonstrated to me at MacWorld were pretty innovative! The features in the 2.0 versions include:
- The first apps to support use of the iPhoneâ€™s earphone remote to start and stop the stopwatch.
- The first apps on the iPhone to speak Twitter replies using text-to-speech technology.
- The first GPS apps to include a Twitter client for reading and composing tweets.
- The first GPS apps to share runs, walks, and rides using Google Maps, with links as simple as http://j.mp/5ouyIC
- The first GPS apps to use fuzzy logic to filter GPS locations for more accurate GPS location reporting.
- The only apps among our competition to allow full export of all your data.
I’m attending MacWorld Expo 2010 in two weeks and I’m super excited about it! I’m mostly interested in iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app development (both web and native) as well as meeting other app developers. It’s going to be super geeky fun! They’re also having a Special iPad Event, so I’ll get to test out Apple’s new creation! I hope to see you there! Register for MacWorld Expo if you haven’t already.
Daynah’s MacWorld 2010 Schedule
Here is my tentative schedule for the week. The bold items are events I’ll definitely go to and the rest are the ones I’ll try to make to.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010
- 9:00 AM – 10:00AM – Late night with David Pogue
- 10:00AM – 6:00PM – MacWorld Expo Exhibit Hall
- 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Q&A: Kevin Smith
- 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Feature Presentations: The Photoshop 20th Anniversary
- 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Appency Media Dinner
- 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM – Cirque du Mac 7.0
Friday, Feb. 12, 2010
- 9:00AM – 10:00AM – Feature Presentations: Revolution from the Rest of Us with Guy Kawasaki
- 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – SA: Web Development: Tools, Trends and Technology
- 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM – US955: Youth and Educational Tools
- 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM – US954: Stereo 3D Animation with Adobe Photoshop & AfterEffects CS4
- 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Macworld Live! with Leo Laporte
- 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Feature Presentations: The Gruber 10: Apple’s Top Issues
- 6:30PM – TWiT Meet Up at the Marriott Marquis on 4th Street
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010
- 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – IT863: Making Your Sites iPhone Friendly
- 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Feature Presentations: Macworld presents: BT!
- 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM – US982: Demystifying iPhone (& iPad) App Development: A Non-Technical Overview for Decision-Makers and Idea People
- 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – MacWorld Expo Exhibit Hall
- 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – IT873: Custom iPhone Development
- 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Feature Presentations: Macworld 2010 Special iPad Event
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My plane finally landed in SF on noon on Sunday, and I spent the day with my college friends in the city. We had lunch there and walked around Union Square. It was a lovely day. We spent the night driving to Sunnyvale to meet up with some other college friends.
Monday, I had a great lunch with my friends at Qik! They’re based in Downtown Redwood, which was a hop-skip away from where I was staying. We talked about all sorts of geeky stuff and planning for the night’s tweetup. ;)
Monday night came, and our crazy tweetup at 21st Amendment was underway. It was so nice to see everyone! There were a few surprises too. :) Thank you all for coming and making the Tweetup so much fun!
My Tuesday was really short. I browsed around the Macworld show room for a bit, and had to catch my plane. I was happy to see Veronica Belmont walking around. And I caught a live taping to Macbreak Weekly with Leo Laporte.
I wish I had more time to look around… but maybe I’ll save that for next year! Yes there will be a Macworld next year! ;)
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