Treadmill Assistant Windows Phone 7 App Released


App Information:
Marketplace Link:
Price: FREE

Product Description:
Use this application to quickly track treadmill runs from month to month. You can enter and store dates ran, duration, miles ran and notes. You can also view your run log and email it to yourself. The application is free so give it a shot today!

Why a Treadmill app?

Back in December 2011, I decided that it was time to start losing weight. So what did I do? I made a lifestyle change – not a fad diet. I decided that I would start eating healthier foods and allow myself one cheat day. I also started an exercise program using a treadmill and light weights. I started running 3.5 miles a day at least 4 days a week. After running for about a month, I decided that it would be interesting to keep track of my runs in a calendar view.  So, what did I do? I looked for an existing WP7 app that had the functionality I wanted. I found several apps, but they seemed to never fit the bill so I just went ahead and built my own. Surprising isn’t it? :)

The App

Just like all of my other personal adventures, this app was built whenever I had free time. Nowadays, that is few and far between with two kids, a wife and a very sick mother-in-law. So, I used a mixture of tools including Telerik’s WP7 controls. I decided that I’d also try out the local database feature in Mango as well to become familiar with it. I wound up creating several helper classes that I should be able to reuse in other apps. The app was fun to build as it solved my problem flawlessly.

What’s Next?

I’m going to add charting and several quick glimpse screens. Those screens would tell the amount of miles ran in a month, calories burned and so forth. I also plan on adding some additional polish to the app as the current state is functional (at least to me) but could improve. I’ll also add a product page similar to this one I used for FullScreen Browser. ( product page ) If you download the app and have any questions or comments, then feel free to post them below. I’ve added a few screenshots below so you can get a taste of what it is like.





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Posted by: Michael Crump
Last revised: 09 Feb, 2012 03:00 AM


09 Feb, 2012 12:20 PM

You can use my app 'LostKilo' to chart your weight loss. I am sure these two apps will work well together to get you in shape. peter

09 Feb, 2012 02:45 PM

Hello Michael,

As someone who is just starting out in creating Windows Phone 7 applications, I am interested in learning the best ways to do things, and looking at existing applications is a great way to do this, IMO. Is the source code for your application available somewhere, i.e. on GitHub or elsewhere?



09 Feb, 2012 10:12 PM

Hey Gary - I'm not sure you want to look at my code as it is kinda rough around the edges. I originally developed this app for only myself. If you want to chat about WP7 development then feel free to send me an email at michael[at]michaelcrump[dot]net.

10 Feb, 2012 04:21 PM

Email on the way, thanks!


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