I was beyond excited when two entrepreneurs, and fellow triathletes from Miami contacted us to develop a fitness-based social network, called Sweat. Over the last six months, we’ve spent copious hours perfecting the application for iOS (iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch). Instead of the barrage of emails, text messages, and phone calls, Sweat allows users to easily add activities that they will be doing and invite their friends to join in. For example, tomorrow I have a one hour run and a one hour swim. On the Sweat app, I can create an event, pick an activity type (ex. swim, bike, run, gym, etc.), name it (ex. 2 x 30 tempo run), select the location, dictate the time and date, and then invite people to join me. The event is then posted to my feed (similar to Twitter), so all of my followers can see my workout and join me if they are interested.
Followers can also like and/or comment on my events. I can also share the event on Facebook, so my friends not using the app can see the workout and choose to join me as well. Sweat allows users to easily find their friends via Facebook.
An Android version will be coming soon! Sweat is the future of organizing your fitness lifestyle!
You can download the app by visiting iTunes.
Eric Hinman is a technology enthusiast and co-founder of Rounded, a Syracuse-based software development company. He has been racing triathlon since 2009 and is currently training for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas this September.