Endomondo for Windows Phone 8 gets a big update

Endomondo for Windows Phone 8 gets a big update

Endomondo has revamped its Windows Phone app from the ground up. Version is made to look and feel like a “real” Windows Phone application, and includes a number of usability improvements. It will still start at the workout tracker screen but you will be able to slide to the side to access News Feed, History, Friends, Map and Settings.

The history in the app now syncs with Endomondo.com, audio coach is much improved and the application now uses built-in Windows Phone 8 maps. Users can also log in easily with Facebook, and share their workouts to your social circle. In addition, the login flow got an overhaul and a number of bugs have been fixed. The press release is below.

Endomondo Launches Major Update to Prepare Windows Phone App for Future Feature Additions

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – April 10, 2014 – Setting the stage for popular feature offerings down the road, a redesigned Windows Phone update was released today for the Endomondo Sports Tracker app. This is Endomondo’s first major update for Windows Phone in more than a year.

Along with creating greater app stability, the latest version of Endomondo has a new look and feel that creates a cleaner, streamlined presentation with new icons and styles for menu pages. Users will also see that WP8 Maps replaced Bing Maps for tracking routes, and WP8 Text-to-Speech functionality in English has been integrated into the app’s audio coach.

Multiple synchronization upgrades have also been made to the Windows Phone app. A history of workouts can now be downloaded from Endomondo servers to smartphones, and specific workouts can be deleted if desired. The app’s Facebook integration now has easy, single sign-in access to support the sharing of workouts, and older fitness activities can be loaded into news feeds.

Mette Lykke, Endomondo’s CEO, said the changes made available this week form a solid base for developers to add the features many fans have been requesting at Endomondo’s blog. “Endomondo’s intent is to build an app for Windows Phone that rivals features available to iOS and Android users,” Lykke said. “We will not be able to add all desired features at once, but our users should see updates throughout 2014 that prove we have not forgotten Windows Phone users and know the platform continues to show strong growth.”

Now with 23 million fans around the globe, Endomondo stands apart from other activity tracking apps because it helps users connect with like-minded people and encourages the sharing of experiences and support in achieving collective goals. Endomondo Sports Tracker turns GPS-enabled smartphones into a personal trainer and social motivator capable of tracking workouts, analyzing performance, and can aid in the discovery of new activities and insights so people become and stay active. Users can send friends real-time pep talks while they exercise, compete against friends for fun, challenge co-workers, and share it all on Facebook, Google+, Twitter or across the Endomondo social network.

Endomondo is free on Windows Phone. For more information, please visit http://www.endomondo.com or http://blog.endomondo.com/.