The New Year is just around the corner, and you know what that means. It means that many people will be scrambling to shed those holiday pounds. What better way to accomplish this task than to use the popular MyFitnessPal software.
MyFitnessPal has been around for some time now, but the app is just getting some new upgrades. If you’ve been looking for a technical way to get into shape, MyFitnessPal might be just what you have been searching for. The popular app now comes with some very social upgrades that may, or many not, be something you’ll want to take part in. Here’s what you’ll find when you log into the iOS app today.
New Social Upgrades Noted
It is send that friends can be great sources of motivation and inspiration. The developers behind MyFitnessPal are taking this notion to a new level. The app now comes with deep social integration, so that you can find friends who use the app. Through the social upgrades, you can also share your progress and notes with friends.
How? Through Facebook, of course! When logging into MyFitnessPal, you will be asked if you want to connect via Facebook. I recommend waiving any permission notices that ask you to allow the app to post on your behalf. Other than that bit of trickery, it’s simple to connect and share with your Facebook friends.
Of course, you might not want to share your weight and other details with your Facebook friends. Thankfully, MyFitnessPal also offers users the option to keep profiles private. This way, you can only share what you want to, and keep those other details to yourself. Presently, the new MyFitnessPal upgrades are only available for use with the iOS app. Spokespeople for MyFitnessPal have told press, however, that the company plans to upgrade Android and the web-based MyFitnessPal app within the next week or so.
On one hand, sharing your progress with friends can be fun. On the other, not everyone wants to provide the Facebook community with weight and progress details – especially if those details aren’t the good or positive kind. The fact that the MyFitnessPal team has included a privacy option is, indeed, a good thing. This way, you can share if you want to and keep things to yourself if you don’t.
MyFitnessPal developers told press that moving towards social integration was a logical step. The company also stated that social integration is something that users have been asking for. After all, if you just shed thirty pounds and you want the world to know, what better way to brag than to post the news on Facebook (the bragging platform)?
If you use MyFitnessPal, will you be posting your weight loss news on Facebook or is this kind of news just to personal to broadcast? Are you one of the many that has been asking MyFitnessPal developers for more social interaction? I’m curious to find out if this is a good or bad move for the app, so leave me a note!