Apple quietly launched the iOS Health app in late 2014 leaving many iPhone users unaware of the perfectly capable step counter in their pockets. Unfortunately the step counter is unnecessarily difficult to use and missing features that makes it more engaging, thus beneficial to its user. We took this opportunity to reimagine the iOS step counter and make it a tool encourages you to step out more often.
We designed an onboarding so easy that it can be completed while taking a walk. Type in your name, password and phone number; confirm your mobile device and invite your competitors straight from contacts. You’re all set and ready to step it up!
Steps are counted real-time making it easy to see progress as you go. The more steps you take, the higher up on the “pedestal” your avatar climbs. At the end of a day, each competitor receives the result of the day via push notification. The winner gets crowned and the worst performers of the day is taunted with a provocative emoji to spur their competitive nature.
We designed a gesture based navigation system, making the app easy to navigate on the go. A gesture based navigation system also frees up screen real estate, making up room for the information that actually counts.