10 Best Fitness App Developers in the World in 2018

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From ordering food to getting a ride on demand, mobile applications are transforming the world, providing convenience to people across the world, and the health and wellness industry is no exception to it. Mobile apps are powering the fitness enthusiasts in planning workouts, sleep, diets, hygiene, and much more. Adding to this is the growing interest of people in fitness aiding technologies mainly wearable devices like smartwatches. Consequently, the demand for fitness apps that aid these technologies is booming and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, while the top 10 best fitness app developers will continue to dominate the global market.

Global Fitness Apps Market Analysis

With a rising number of people including men and women becoming more conscious about health and fitness today, the demand for fitness apps is staggering in the global markets. According to Technavio’s fitness market research report compiled by industry experts, the global fitness apps market is growing exponentially and is expected to grow at an impressive CAGR of more than 29 % over the next five years. The Americas held the largest share of the global fitness app market last year and is expected to continue to be a major contributor in the market during the next five-year period.

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Top 10 Fitness App Developers in the World 2018


Powered by the booming artificial intelligence and the biometric mobile technology, Azumio is one of the top fitness app developers, offering a range of cutting-edge health and fitness applications that helps fitness enthusiast in different ways. The company’s broad portfolio of fitness applications includes Argus; the all in one application for tracking diet, fitness, and more, Instant Heart Monitor that determines heart rate with the camera, and Fitness buddy for helping users make most out of their workouts. Other fitness apps offerings by Azumio includes Glucose Buddy, LifeCoin, Instant fitness, and Sleep Time. In 2017, the company launched a new food photo app; Calorie Mama AI, the app uses deep learning algorithms to help users instantly recognize food and simplifies the calorie counting process.


Fitbit, one of the world’s largest wearable brands and top fitness app developers, has been demonstrating the power of its health and fitness platforms with more than 25 million active users joining the community. The Fitbit platform is delivering personalized experiences, and insights through their interactive fitness apps including the Fitbit, Fitbit Coach, and the Fitbit OS for smartwatches. Its health platform is powered by the world’s largest health and fitness social network and databases. The company recently announced Fitbit Care for health systems that combines virtual care and health coaching via the Fitbit Plus app to help improve disease prevention and management. Fitbit acquired Twine Health; a cloud-based collaborative care platform in February 2018.


FitnessKeeper is the global company behind a most-successful mobile fitness platform; Runkeeper that leverages GPS technology in mobile devices to help fitness enthusiasts, particularly runners to better track, measure and enhance their fitness. Founded in 2008, the GPS fitness tracking app for Android and iOS has a community of more than 50 million users worldwide today. The application consistently track performance, helping users to measure progress, view a detailed history of activities, and follow detailed fitness plans.  The Japanese leading shoe brand; ASICS acquired the Boston-based FitnessKeeper for US$85 million in 2016.

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Under Armour

Under Armour is one of the largest shoe brands in the world with offerings including, apparel, footwear, and accessories. The company entered the booming fitness apps market with the acquisition of MapMyFitness in 2013 and later concluded another deal with MyFitnessPal and Endomondo. However, Under Armour laid the basis for its connected fitness business in 2015 with the formation of digital fitness community across its four mobile fitness apps: Endomondo, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal, and UA Record. With this suite of connected fitness apps, Under Armour is now serving more than 200 million active users across the world.


While a slew of sports brands has been investing more in digital offerings such as fitness apps, Adidas has been slow to embrace the trend. However, the global sportswear brand took few bold steps to enter and dominate the fitness apps market, starting from the acquisition of the Runtastic fitness app from Axel Springer in 2015. Runtastic has more than 245 million downloads and over 130 million registered users on the website. In 2017, Adidas launched the All Day Fitness App, available for Android and iOS that provides insights about health aspects such as movement, mindset, and nutrition rest.

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Google, the technology giant developed a health-tracking platform; Google Fit for Android and Wear OS in August 2014. Google Fit uses mobile device sensors to track and record physical fitness activities such as cycling, running and walking, and measures against the fitness enthusiast’s goals to deliver a detailed view of their fitness. Google recently rolled out a complete revamp of the Google Fit in partnership with the World Health Organization(WHO) and the American Heart Association(AHA). The new update encourages fitness enthusiasts to complete two goals; one based on a new establishment called ‘heart points’ and another based on ‘move minutes’.


Nike, the American footwear giant has been consistently experimenting in electronics. The world’s largest shoe manufacturer launched a range of sports watches, manufactured many heart rate monitors, and created a slew of cutting-edge fitness apps including Nike+ Running App, and Nike Training App. Nike apps have more than 2.5 million monthly downloads and Nike+ Run Club, and Nike Training Club are the most downloaded apps, making Nike one of the top fitness app developers in the world. Nike recently launched the Nike Training Club app for Apple Watch. The Nike Training Club is touted as one of the smartest training apps that offer more than 180 workouts to reduce the athlete’s reliance on the smartphones.

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Noom is one of the world leaders in the fitness apps market that provides mobile health coaching through its platform which combines the power of digital technology with the responsiveness of real human coaches. The company’s exercise tracking and weight loss mobile applications have reached over 48 million worldwide. Founded in 2008 in New York, Noom also provides behavior change platform that helps in treating chronic and pre-chronic conditions. The company has since then, expanded its programs and now features curricula for diabetes, pre-hypertension, and hypertension.

Polar Electro

Polar Electro is one of the leading providers of fitness assessment and heart rate monitoring solutions that allow individuals to amplify their fitness level and consequently improve their sports performance. The company’s Polar Team Pro app combines motion tracking and GPS technology with heart rate to show individuals’ real-time heart rates in every indoor sport. Polar Electro’s other fitness product include H7 Heart Rate Sensor, Polar Loop, Polar Beat, V800 GPS Sports Watch, V650 Bicycle Computer, A300 Wristband, and more.

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Fooducate is one of the leading fitness mobile applications that allow consumers to scan a product barcode, see product highlights and compare products in order to choose the healthy alternatives. Fooducate app can scan fruits and vegetables, eggs, carbs, condiments and others, snacks, baby products and beverages, proteins, bakery products, and several other products.

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