Saturday June 12th and Sunday June 13th saw Bournemouth host the annual WordCamp event at the Executive Business Centre. It’s the seventh event of its kind, aimed at providing multi-track teaching and resources for WordPress publishers, designers and developers. We sent three team members along in the baking Bournemouth heat to see what it was all about and report back…
With summer soon approaching, you may start thinking about shaping up ready for a holiday. Training with a friend is a great way to stay motivated, but if you don’t have a training partner, a mobile app could be the solution you need, especially when it comes to having motivation. With so many mobile apps to choose from, finding an app to be your perfect fitness buddy has never been easier!
Below is a list of my personal favourite health and fitness apps for 2014.
My Fitness Pal
From personal experience, My Fitness Pal (MFP to its fans), is a great tool, to help enable you track your eating and exercise habits. MFP also provides an online community where you can meet and share your goals and successes with like-minded people.
My Fitness Pal is so detailed that it is hard not to find a supermarket food within the database, containing all of the nutritional information needed, when watching your waistline. MFP also comes with a bar code scanner that allows you to find out the nutritional content of foods and add them to your diary.
Not only is My Fitness Pal free, but also it really does work to help you stay on track. Once joined, your profile will include a food diary which could either be private or public, and once you have completed your eating diary for the day, it will then appear on your MFP friends so that they can like and comment your activity.
Personally I would describe My Fitness Pal as a Facebook for Slimmer’s so if you don’t have the app, why not take a look and see what you’re missing out!
The Nike Run app is available to download for Android and iPhone users and allows you to use GPS tracking and audio feedback. The app also cheers you on when your friends like and comment on your run via Facebook! Nike Run is a brilliant way to track your progress and provides you will the motivation you need during your run.
The app also has great features included such as allowing you to add power songs to your playlist to help boost momentum when you feel like giving up. Nike Run has three levels and can be used at any stage of fitness.
Ease into 5K
If you are a complete beginner who might be interested in taking up running, ease into 5K could be the app you are looking for to get you started. The app is affordable and a great tool to get your training off to the right start! This app aids you to slowly transform yourself from a couch potato to a run 5K runner, in 8 weeks with a walk/run interval program.
However, the app is not perfect but does the job to motivate you and allow you to be able to track your runs and share your successes via social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter.
The only downside that I have found using this app is that the calorie tracking is very inaccurate, but if you are using this app alongside a HRM or other fitness tracking device it is not an issue.
This app is most suited for those who struggle with having the time to exercise. This is a high intensity-training app that will get you sweating in only seven minutes!
All that is needed when doing the workout using the app is you, a chair and a wall. The app has great reviews and can really help to get your fitness levels up.
You have a fantastic idea for a new mobile application. Should you build an application for each of the major platforms or one web application to rule them all?
As I was making breakfast for my kids this morning, my eldest son, who’s seven, ran excitedly into the kitchen and exclaimed “Daddy, in the future we’re going to have robots in our homes!” He’d seen something on Newsround (yes, it is still going) about robots designed to assist with everyday household tasks, and this set me off thinking about the future of web design.
Saturday, February 15th 2014: The decals were up, whiteboards mounted, posters hung, and all the dots added to our Pacman tribute wall – we were all set to host to Bournemouth’s first hack event of 2014, HACKBMTH 6! From the Oculus Rift Flappy Bird game to iPhone controlled Nerf guns – HACKBMTH 6 had it all.
In the same week that Facebook turned 10, and the BBC Radio ‘pips’ turned 90, Createful celebrated its own special date, as today marks our 4th year in operation! There have been quite a few changes at Createful, from the early days in Managing Director Kriss’ spare bedroom, to our small office at the Enterprise Pavilion and now in our plush, spacious new digs in the centre of town. We’ve seen some great team members come and go, and have helped a number of interns get started on the career ladder, as well as provide valuable training for school and college students.
All of us here at Createful would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year! We have created a Christmas themed illustration to mark the occasion…
Rewind the clocks back to June this year, when the Createful team sat together in a small studio in the baking summer heat and put their collective digital heads together for another “Friday Fun Hack” day – a time we dedicate to taking all our odd, fun, bizarre and challenging ideas and attempt to bring them to life.
We are delighted to announce that we have moved into a new office! We are now located in the Lansdowne area of Bournemouth and have much more space to breathe and continue to expand, as well as being much closer to Bournemouth town centre…