April 28, 2015
Single purpose API
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Who has time to fit exercise into their busy schedules these days? Or maybe there is time, but most of us simply lack the motivation to get up and do it. So what if there was an app that could give you that motivation? The Running Club app is a virtual running club that allows users to schedule live activities with friends in different locations.
GymPact, the startup that pays members to achieve their workout goals, announced integration with RunKeeper via the Health Graph API. GymPact users can now expand their qualifying workouts beyond the gym. GymPact co-founder, Yifan Zhang, "Ever since we launched, [GymPact] users have asked to count outdoor activities (runs, walks, bike rides) toward their Pact." The integration with Health Graph answers the users' demand as it pulls "RunKeeper GPS-tracked activities from the API so that [GymPact] can automatically count them toward GymPacter’s Pacts."