Testing & Weightlifting.
How We Assured Quality of the Top App Store Fitness App

About project




iOS, watchOS

Fitbod App

Company Profile

FitBod, Inc is a California based company focused on gym professionals and enthusiasts. Within 2 years of our collaboration, they have grown from a small start-up into a strong team including experienced engineers and specialists. Their namesake app FitBod is a fitness app that creates a daily and deeply personalized workout routine by analyzing tracked workout data.

Project Goals

  • Build solid QA processes from scratch
  • Ensure a high level of efficiency and product quality within a limited budget

Business Needs

  • Eliminate bugs at an early development stage
  • Support the app’s updates and new features implementation

Project Details

  • Engagement Model


  • Duration

    25 months

  • Effort

    2 QA Engineers

Technologies Used

  • iOS xCode

  • Android

  • Agile

  • Scrum

  • Sandbox

  • TestFlight

Challenges and Solutions

  • App’s core refactoring in several steps. Short timeframes

    Despite starting literally from scratch, we had to test every single feature and various user scenarios. The decision was to embark on our QA mission with the maximum reach of regression testing

  • Testing in-app purchases after iOS updates

    Releasing iOS 12 & 13, Apple made it impossible to use Sandbox accounts in the TestFlight beta system and that presented a real problem. We were determined to accomplish the task, so our specialists switched to real accounts and payments

  • Simulating the activity and workout routine of a real user

    To identify the bugs that real users usually face, we had to simulate daily workout scenarios, which means leading the lifestyle of an athlete in the app. That was very different from just passing the test scripts

  • To keep fit!

    Сollaboration with FitBod has brought our engineers a whole new experience, not only did they improve their programming skills, they challenged themselves with weightlifting and a healthy lifestyle


Whilst working with Solvd for over 2 years now FitBod has significantly enhanced the functionality and performance of their app. Due to the continuous QA processes and desire for perfection, all the key code scopes and backend were reworked and optimized. Repeatedly we initiated full refactoring to make the app as sharp it can be.

Fitbod App Testing
Fitbod App Testing

As a result, we’ve helped our clients to achieve steady growth in the number of active users and paid subscriptions and now FitBod is one of the most popular apps in the App Store in the fitness category.

Client’s feedback

  • Allen Chen, Fitbod CEO

    Allen Chen

    CEO & Founder, Fitbod
    Solvd helped with our QA and replaced our need for an in-house QA while we are still a small team. Together we managed to ensure a high level of efficiency and product quality with a limited budget.

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