RunKeeper announced an impressive new addition to the team today — MyFitnessPal, a service with more than 40 million users who track their weight, count calories and obsess over their exercise. RunKeeper has about 20 million users who log their fitness activities on the web or using the RunKeeper iOS apps.
Integration between the two services will have some very positive effects. Users can now log fitness activity on RunKeeper, then see their daily calories allotment on MyFitnessPal update automatically based on how much exercise has been tracked.
Calories that are logged in MyFitnessPal will be visible in a user’s RunKeeper activity feed. Entering weight information into either one of the apps — either by typing it in or through integration with Withings scales or other connected devices — will cause it to appear in both.
A full press release from the two companies is included below:
Integration of Two Leading Fitness Apps Expands the Open Fitness Platform, Helping Millions of Users Reach Their Goals
Boston, MA — RunKeeper and MyFitnessPal, two leading apps in the fitness and wellness space, are partnering to help their collective users more seamlessly track their health information and reach their goals. With the integration, RunKeeper’s 20MM and MyFitnessPal’s 40MM users will be able to:
● Quickly and easily connect the two services
● Log their fitness activity on RunKeeper and see their daily calorie allotment on MyFitnessPal automatically update based on tracked exercise
● See their number of calories logged in MyFitnessPal in their RunKeeper activity feed
● Enter weight information and access it across both apps
The integration also arms users of both apps with powerful tools and information to set benchmarks, break through plateaus, and reach their ultimate wellness goals.
“At RunKeeper, we’re passionate about helping people lead healthier lives. MyFitnessPal was one of the most requested integrations from our users — we’re now able to offer both of our user bases a more holistic way to reach their health and wellness goals,” said Jason Jacobs, CEO, RunKeeper. “We see this integration and partnership as a sign of where the industry as a whole is headed, towards true interoperability and data sharing so users have the best experience and achieve the greatest results.”
“Our vision from day one was to make personal health tracking as intuitive and painless as possible,” said Mike Lee, co-founder of MyFitnessPal. “We are thrilled to partner with RunKeeper to create a seamless experience for our joint members. RunKeeper’s strong workout tracking system provides a perfect complement to MyFitnessPal’s personalized nutrition and fitness solution, and we think the integration will make logging and tracking that much easier.”
Technology companies interested in working with RunKeeper on custom integrations should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Developers who wish to integrate with the MyFitnessPal API should contact the company at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/api.
Since 2008, RunKeeper has been turning your phone into a personal trainer in your pocket, using the built-in location technology to track workouts and keep you motivated. With more than 20 million users worldwide, RunKeeper’s mission is to harness the power of technology to help people lead more active lives. RunKeeper also integrates with more than 100 health apps and devices, including Jawbone UP, Withings, Fitbit, Lose it!, Aetna, Pebble, and Virgin Healthmiles. Visit us on Facebook and on Twitter @RunKeeper.
MyFitnessPal makes good health attainable and sustainable for everyone. Powered by more than 40 million people, MyFitnessPal is the leading free resource to take charge of daily health. Partnering with top brands-including Withings, RunKeeper, Runtastic, Jawbone UP, and Fitbit-and featuring a database over 3 million foods, MyFitnessPal provides real-time nutrition and fitness tracking, insights and community support. MyFitnessPal’s free and easy to use technology works seamlessly across Android, iOS, Blackberry, Kindle and Windows apps, in addition to the web. MyFitnessPal is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.myfitnesspal.com/.