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Mobile Fitness Photo Sharing

Published 09/12/2014 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

MuscleLove is a photo sharing app that is intended to provide motivation for individuals with fitness goals. Users install the app on their Apple device then tap into a larger community of others trying to build muscle and get fit. The user can share their own photos to tell their personal story through images. Users can explore the photos posted by others to see how they managed to change their bodies and reach their fitness goals. The idea is that those who are successful can provide inspiration for those who are struggling by showing how they went from being out of shape to being slim and muscular.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

MuscleLove is a relatively unknown iPhone app that hasn’t quite caught on. It has some potential, although it may not work for everyone. The concept of a watered down social network just for one mobile platform and only for fitness-minded people makes its appeal rather limited. Expanding to Android and offering more functionality might help the service catch on. For the time being, MuscleLove doesn’t offer anything that can’t be done on Facebook, Google + or any other social network that allows users to form groups and share photos.

What are the differences to other apps?

The only difference between MuscleLove and other photo sharing networks is its focus on fitness. It is a specialized community that includes people with health related goals. Other than that, the application really doesn’t stand out. The features are no different than what users find with other social networking apps and sites.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

MuscleLove is pretty straightforward, but that is due in part to its simple service. The interface is relatively well organized and lets users view images and post comments in seconds (if the user’s connection permits). There’s nothing remarkable about the way MuscleLove looks. It functions as intended, but falls well short of the realm of impressive design.

How does the registration process work?

In order to join the MuscleLove community, users must have an Apple device and download the app. The homepage includes a black Apple app store button as well as a link in the upper, right hand corner. The user can download to their device then follow the prompts to begin using MuscleLove.

What does it cost to use the application?

MuscleLove is available to users at no cost. That’s a good thing because most user would not be interested in downloading the app if they had to pay – at least not without more functionality added. The service is very basic and doesn’t do anything amazing. Users may find a way to connect with others who share similar fitness goals, but that’s something that could be done elsewhere through the internet (also at no cost).

Who would you recommend the application to?

MuscleLove may be appealing to anyone who finds bulging muscle photos and similar images motivational. Bodybuilders with an Apple device will likely get the most benefit. There are many other resources available on the web that provide even more functionality to help the user with their health goals. The service may improve later, but for the time being there is no indication that additional features or functionality will be added anytime soon.

  • Access a community of other fitness-minded individuals
  • Share photographs that tell the user's personal fitness story
  • Find inspiration by seeing fitness photos posted by others
  • Use fun emoticon style images in comments
  • Helps user find the motivation they need to be successful

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FREE - Permanently free version

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