News by Andrew Kameka on Monday December 31, 2012.
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Fitness app RunKeeper has released version 3.0 of its iPhone app. Just as New Year's Resolutions spark more people to get in shape, RunKeeper 3.0 has been released with an all new user interface, and the changes go beyond just a fresh coat of paint. The RunKeeper app has traded the dark backgrounds and bold text for a white background with lighter colors and a gradient navigation bar. The UI has simplified to make it easier to read text and switch between features for tracking activity, viewing leaderboards, and starting or stopping a run.
Another enhanced feature is the ability to take pictures during a workout and post to Facebook or Twitter. RunKeeper has built-in the camera function to not require exiting the app, so it's easier to share images before, during, or after a run. The app has also incorporated live tracking so RunKeeper Elite users can have friends and family monitor their progress and send words of encouragement.
RunKeeper has made adjustment to its code as well, which should make the app faster and make it easier to add new features next year. A similar revise of the RunKeeper Android app is being developed now and should be coming soon according to a company announcement released today.RunKeeper
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.