Testing & Weightlifting.<br> How we assured quality of the top App Store fitness app

Testing & Weightlifting.
How we assured quality of the top App Store fitness app




iOS, watchOS

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  • 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 with a limited budget
  • Business Need

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


  • Duration

    25 months

  • Effort

    2 QA Engineers

Technologies Used

  • xcode-new
    iOS xCode
  • android
  • agile
  • scrum
  • sandbox
  • test-flight

Challenges and Solutions

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

    Despite starting literally from greenfield, 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 seemed to be a real problem. We were determined to accomplish the task, so our specialists switched to real accounts and payments

  • Simulating activity and workout routine of a real user

    To catch 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!

    Collaboration with FitBod has brought our engineers a whole new experience, since additionally to improving their programming skills, they challenged themself with weightlifting and a healthy lifestyle


Working slightly more than 2 years with Solvd, FitBod managed to extend its functionality by several times. Due to the continuous QA processes and seeking 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 only could be.

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

Client’s feedback

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    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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