Mobile App Review – Sworkit (FREE)

Here is the first mobile app review, Sworkit (Free)

Overview of App

Sworkit is an exercise app. It offer over 20 individual exercises broken into four categories

  • Strength
  • Cardio
  • Yoga
  • Stretching

Users can select from one of the four categories or create a custom workout from the list of individual routines. The time can be set from 1 minute to 60 minutes per exercise. There is also a Pro version, $3.99 via Google Play store or Apple store.

I tested the app on both an Android phone and tablet.
Good

The app gives user the option of viewing a video of the exercise during the routine. App is fairly intuitive to use. Good way to create an exercise routine.

Bad

The free version added very intrusive advertising about two months ago, but then the ads disappeared after outrage from users on Facebook and Twitter. Unfortunately the phone version of the app has reintroduced the ads and the app has slowed down considerably. The ads pop up when you try to click on a category for a new exercise. clicking to “Main Menu” after a routine also seem to take the user to the Google play store page for the “Pro” version frequently.

The tablet version is still intrusive ad free.

 

Conclusion

The app performs well is easy to use and helps users exercise, but the intrusive ads and slow response times of the phone app are troublesome and detract from my willingness to use it.

Rating

“Good to go” as long as the intrusive ads are removed.

Mobile App Review – Chief Product Officer

I have joined Bytesfrombit blog to review mobile apps. I have over a decade working in technology product management and another decade working in corporate finance and strategy. My unique and diverse background gives me the ability to review both the mobile app and the strategy of the firm developing the app.

We will be taking critical eye to the app from the perspective of both the user and product manager. Analysis will also be from both perspectives. Product managers are the “CEO of a product” They are responsible for all facets of a product; features, functionality, marketing, finance and implementation.

The review will conclude with a rating from one of three options

Rejected – App has too many bugs or firm has issues

Need Work – App basically works with some bugs

Good to Go  – App functionality works

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