You can use SlimKicker to help you lose weight. The app helps you track your nutrition intake, join in weight-loss and fitness challenges, track the number of healthy calories you consume and if offers diet tips and recipes. The app lets you lose weight in a social setting, competing with other people and winning awards or leveling up for meeting your challenges. The main aim of the app is to make losing weight fun and social.Show more screenshots »
SlimKicker was founded in January of 2012 and very quickly grew to receive positive reviews in press such as Lifehacker and more. The app has positioned itself as a fun and socially interactive way to lose weight. The fun aspect, in the form of badges earned, games and more, has helped it attract new users. The social aspect has helped market the app.
The app faces stiff competition in the world of weight loss technology. But it manages to distinguish itself as particularly fun and social. The app lets you play games, earn badges share progress with your friends, and more as you lose weight. It is one of the more social and fun weight loss apps around. As the company states, it considers its users as forming a community around the weight loss and fitness aspects of the app.
The web app has a "fun" feeling to it right from the main page. Visually, the app is uncluttered even though it has quit a few options. When finished the registration process, a very simple menu on the left of the dashboard lets you log food, log exercise, undertake challenges and find groups to join within the app. To log your food intake, you are asked to conduct a search for the food you ate and fill in the amount. One of the drawbacks of the app is that the amounts of food you can enter are rounded off to the nearest hundred grams, ounce or other measurement. It does not allow you to enter a more precise measurement.
To register, click the button on the home page that says Join SlimKicker for Free. From there, you will be taken to a screen where you have to fill out your first name, gender, user name, e-mail address and more. You will then be asked to fill out basic physical information such as height and weight. You will also have to set fitness goals and write them down as part of the process of registering and learning to use the app.
The app is free to use.
The app is ideal for people who are stimulated into losing weight or getting in shape through social contact. If you don't like to work out along, for example, but would rather always work out with friends, this app may help you. It also is great for people who like rewards for acheiving incremental goals.