Hello, fit fam! It's Belal Kamara, founder and CEO of Let's Gym, back with some exciting news. We've been hard at work since our last update, and I'm thrilled to share the latest developments with you as we prepare to launch our second beta.
Listening to Your Feedback
First and foremost, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated in our initial beta. Your feedback has been invaluable in shaping the future of Let's Gym. We heard you loud and clear, and we're taking your suggestions to heart.
One of the key takeaways from our first beta was the need to provide more customization options for our users. You wanted the ability to add your gym, explore different workout types, and specify when you like to hit the gym. We took these suggestions to heart and got to work.
A Revamped Experience
So, what's new in Let's Gym 2.0? We've made some significant changes to enhance your experience:
- Custom Gym Profiles: You can now add your gym to your profile, making it easier to find workout partners who frequent the same facility.
- Expanded Workout Types: We've added even more workout types to our app to find the perfect partner for yoga, CrossFit, athletic training, or any activity you're passionate about.
- Time Filters: You can filter your potential workout partners by the time of day you prefer to exercise. Whether you're an early bird or a night owl, we've got you covered.
- Messaging: We've transitioned from a swipe-left-swipe-right model to a more interactive experience. You can now directly message potential workout partners, making it easier to connect and plan your sessions.
The Challenges We Faced
Creating Let's Gym 2.0 wasn't without its challenges. We initially explored the option of working with different agencies and freelancers to build the iOS app. However, we encountered various roadblocks along the way, from communication issues to concerns about the app's quality. It became clear that if we wanted to create an app that met our standards and your expectations, I had to roll up my sleeves and build it myself.
This decision was not taken lightly, but it allowed us to maintain full control over the development process and ensure that Let's Gym 2.0 aligns perfectly with our vision.
From Web App to Native iOS App
You may recall that our first MVP was a web app. While it served its purpose, it lacked many features you'd typically find in a native app. With Let's Gym 2.0, we've transitioned to a native iOS app that provides a smoother and more feature-rich experience. We believe this change will greatly enhance your journey to find the ideal workout partner.
We're now in the final stages of testing and polishing Let's Gym 2.0, thanks to the valuable input of our friends and early users. Once we're confident that everything is running smoothly, we'll be opening the doors to our Denver beta testers to explore the new and improved Let's Gym app.
Stay tuned for updates on our official launch date, and be sure to follow us on Instagram @letsgym.io and subscribe to our newsletter to be among the first to know when you can dive into the Let's Gym 2.0 experience.
Thank you for being a part of our journey. We're committed to helping you find the perfect workout partner, and we can't wait to see the incredible fitness journeys that will begin with Let's Gym 2.0.