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Walk With You – The Journey so far!

Walk With You – The Journey so far!

Walk With You has been one of the most exciting projects I have ever worked on. In this post, we would be going through the journey of it, understand how it all started and where are we so far with this amazing adventure.

This Journey started with a very simple idea, an idea to help everyone stay fit and network, socialize while doing the same! We all have been to that situation where we would like to go out, walk and talk to someone on the topics which interests us. While it sounds like a very easy, just call a friend and go out, but it does not really work all the time. Sometimes these walks are very unplanned, for example:

  • Going to the nearest groceries store
  • Walking your way towards the office (If you are fortunate enough to live nearby!)
  • Coming back from work
  • A random evening walk to feel the nature
  • A walk with your pet?

All of these can be unplanned and we don’t mostly have a partner with us on all of these walks. That’s what acted as an origin for this app!

Find a walking partner

We created an app which can find potential walker around you and matches them with your preferences, these preferences can include your average steps, the language you prefer to talk in and even your profession to make sure we are sparking up some really amazing conversations! The app helped find there walk partners, give you the location to meet and provide you with an option to chat and communicate even after completion of the walking session.

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Solo Walks

Now the next big jump in our journey was to have the support for people who did not found a partner! Maybe there is no one around or you just want to explore the world alone while listening to some nice music. Having these walks tracked on a map had a huge potential so build one additional feature called “Solo walk” to cover these scenarios. Not only these “Solo Walks” provided a way to track your walks but also provided a little motivation to complete your daily goals in terms of the number of steps!

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Health tracking

Till now we had understood that apart from walks there was a need of the Health element to be available in our app and we decided to roll it out as a new feature! Our app was now able to track the number of steps taken by the user by integrating with Google Fit, Apple Health Kit and FitBit! The data taken from these devices were synced with our servers to give a customized goal for your health. Our aim was to help users track there steps and improve it further by completing the goals shared by the app customized according to your walk pattern.

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Groups feature

This worked fairly well! Having easy access to your steps and motivation to complete the goal helped drive health awareness to the next level! But we wanted to take it to the next level and that’s where the Group feature was introduced! With Groups we allowed users to create a group of family members, friends or colleagues and track the steps for the whole group together! Group can have a customized goal, and every member of the group can see how everyone is doing in the group. We can see who completed the goal, who has taken the most steps and who needs some more motivation to reach the goal.

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Activity Insights

By this time we had enough data from the users to provide them with some more analytical advice and that’s where our new Analytics tab comes in the picture!

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All these features grouped together gave us a strong foundation to not only track our walks, find new walking partner’s but also track health of our family members. We are continuously working on improving the app further and including features like notifications with your goals written and opinion to invite friends directly in a group even when they don’t have the app installed!

While we have done a lot there are many more things planned and coming soon to all of our Walk With You users. But at the same time, we would love to hear your feedback and the features you are most interested in!

Interested?

Loved what we have built so far? Want to give it a try? Download it now using the link below:

 

 

 

Get more details about this project from our official website: https://walkwithyou.co.uk/

The power of Believing

The power of Believing

There are many situations in our Life where things look wrong. Maybe we are not able to achieve our goals or maybe even worst you just don’t know what you are doing with your life. When we start accepting our failures as the path of life, everything becomes pointless. The goal of life gets limited only to living while we are missing out a major part of enjoyment in our life and everything becomes dull.

I have seen many people underestimating them self, thinking they are good for nothing, the world will have no effect if they suddenly vanish from it someday. I will not say I have never gone though these same thoughts ever in my life. I have seen myself the question about the mere purpose of my existence, cursing myself for the steps that never had dares to take. But now when I see it, everything makes sense, there surely can be a bad time but it will soon float away like clouds. When people say they are useless and there is nothing that they can do in there life I feel surprised! I feel surprised at the fact that they are not able to visualise the power I can see inside them. All of these people are cursing them self fro there failure even without thinking maybe that failure was to make them understand the correct way? Maybe all you have done till now was just an exercise so that you can do amazing at something else?


Counting your own potential by comparing your self with others is just misleading and can never show you your true potential!

You need to open up your mind and see what you are because all I can see is a Awesome person!


So what is the solution for this?

Solution to this problem is as simple as it can be. You don’t need other approval to count your potential, you don’t need a degree to mark your talent and you need is Unbreakable Confidence and Believe on your self that you can, only you can do it!

I agree things might not have worked out great last time, at the same time, you never had that confidence in yourself that it will? Isn’t it so? Once you start believing in yourself you have already won 80% of the challenge! You just need to find your true passion to apply this confidence on. How will you find your passion? To start with anything you love doing even a little bit is your passion! You might not be crazy for it, but still doing it even for a few minutes if provides with a satisfaction, that’s your passion!

Am not saying leave your current dull job in search of passion all am saying is find your passion in whatever you do and add your belief in your self to be succesful in life.

Once you have your belief in your favor nothing is impossible! It’s not about being successful in life it’s about being happy and the faith and trust on ourself provide this happiness. At the end, if you are happy all of your efforts are at correct place.

Summary

First I thought I should add some real-life example of how believing in them selfs changes life many individuals. But then I dropped that Idea to create this dull post you know why? Because my aim was to show you what your beliefe can do instead of what some of our real-life superheroes have done! And am sure if you even have a little trust on your self you can do it! You can do whatever you want to do in your life.