Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 6/26/2012: Body & Weight Monitor

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Body & Weight Monitor.

Body & Weight Monitor is no longer available in Google Play (Google searches show that it was there at one time), and is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Body & Weight Monitor is described as follows:
Track your body's changes over time with Body & Weight Monitor, an app for your Android device and Kindle Fire. Whether you want to follow the effects of a diet or workout regimen, a developing baby bump, or a child's growth, Body & Weight Monitor offers a simple, intuitive system for tracking bodily changes over time.

Simple, Easy Body Tracking

Body & Weight Monitor is easy to use. Start by opening the app and setting up a user profile and password. Choose a user to display, then return to the home screen and install the app's desktop widget. Click on the widget to access your Body & Weight Monitor screen.

The screen displays an illustrated daily calendar and data entry buttons. Enter daily weight, height, and other specified measurements in the provided fields. (The app supports both US/Imperial and metric units.) Spaces are also provided for you to enter related goals and/or notes.

You can get daily BMI and body fat figures from the app's built-in calculators, or enter them yourself if you know them. Body & Weight Monitor plots changes in these values over time in graphic and other formats, and measures them against any goals that you have set.

You can export your Body & Weight Monitor data to other media at any time in spreadsheet form, or save pictures of your graphs to your phone's SD Card to be shared like you would any other photo.

Body & Weight Monitor supports multiple, password-protected user profiles, so it can be shared by family or friends who using the same phone.

  • Tracking, monitoring, and goal setting
  • Weight in stones, pounds, or kilograms
  • Height in feet and inches or CMS
  • Body fat percentage: calculated from entered details or manually entered
  • Track your waist, hips, chest, calves, thigh, neck, forearms, upperarms, wrist, and baby bump measurements in centimeters or inches
Body & Weight Monitor is rated at 3.2 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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It's unclear why the app has left Google Play, but it has. According to the developer's website, it's only available on the Nook and in the Amazon Appstore.

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Those who are considering "buying" a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers.

Amazon.com opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term "App Store." Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

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