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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Say hello to the new Fitocracy

We’re excited to introduce a whole new Fitocracy today. All of our work over the past few months has been based on the fact that nearly every person who tells us Fitocracy has helped them meet their goals says the community was the key. With that in mind, the brand new design and features are focused on one thing: making you succeed at fitness by connecting you to other people. Let’s take a look.

Connect with Fitocrats

Whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced athlete, making friends with other Fitocrats is always a good idea. To make that easier, we’re introducing the “Connect” page, a central location where you can find people to follow and groups to join.

At the top, we’ll recommend specific groups we think you’ll be interested in. Hover your mouse over a card to flip it around, see more detailed information, and join the group. Our recommendations will improve over time as we learn more about you.

Use the filters or the search field to find specific groups that might interest you. Want to meet other weight lifters? Great! Need advice on long distance running? There are plenty of groups for that. Feel the need to talk about losing weight with fellow Battlestar Galactica fans? There’s a group for that too.

The more people you connect with, the more likely you’ll succeed.

The feed, now with photos and videos

A common behavior on Fitocracy is posting links to images and videos. But up until now, you would have to click away to a new tab just to see what people were talking about. Not anymore. Now you can share links to photos and video right inside Fitocracy and they’ll be viewable straight from the feed. We currently support any URL ending in .jpg, .jpeg, .png, and .gif as well as links to YouTube and Vimeo videos.

And media isn’t complete without captions. Include some text with the link and it will be displayed alongside your photos/videos.

Of course, we won’t be stopping here. Further support for other formats is coming soon as well as the ability to directly upload photos.

Centralized settings & dashboard

We’ve moved all of your settings and other important links into one centralized location. Just click on your profile picture in the upper right hand corner of the page to reveal your dashboard.

 

Clicking on Account Settings, reveals your various settings, each of which you can edit without ever leaving the page you’re on.

Tracking Improvements

We gave some love to workout tracking as well. For one, we made the date picker a little more obvious as we found that some people didn’t realize they could select different dates for their workouts. Secondly, we placed more focus on the search bar, as it’s the most popular method for finding exercises among users right now. Finally, we brought back the suggested workouts and exercises that we used to have a while back since we found it to be useful for beginners who may need suggestions on how to get started.

Profile Updates

For profile pages, we made navigation cleaner and easier to use. The updated layout shows you the most important information and nothing else. And since our users are such lovely people, we decided to make profile pictures a bit larger. Say cheese!

Try the new Fitocracy now

More connections, more fun, more content, more motivation to make you more awesome. Fitocracy has never been better. Come check out the new site, make some friends, and play around. You’ll be glad you did.

Notes

  1. depressedgenius reblogged this from fitocracy and added:
    Seriously, if you are into fitness and want to be motivated, join Fitocracy!!! and add me!! Savagegirl
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    amazing stuff indeed!
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    We’re excited to introduce a whole new Fitocracy today. All of our work over the past few months has been based on the...
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