Map My Walk+ GPS Pedometer 10p @ Google Play Store
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Map My Walk+ GPS Pedometer 10p @ Google Play Store

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Found 28th Mar 2016
Updated March 21, 2016

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Map My Walk+ – GPS Walking, Jogging, Running, Tracking Workouts and Calorie Counter
Start walking with the MapMyWalk+ community. Record GPS-based activities to view detailed stats; connect with 400+ devices to import and analyze all your data in one place; log over 600 different activity types.

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Perfect to go with the "Water Drink Reminder Pro" for 10p too

Mine just shows a short line between my sofa and the fridge.

A great app to keep children safe!

Torchwood

A great app to keep children safe!


How so?

JimBobJr

Perfect to go with the "Water Drink Reminder Pro" for 10p too



​Idiot

Cold. There are numerous apps that do this in the store for free! Strava and Google Fit for example!
Edited by: "buddn07" 29th Mar 2016

buddn07

Cold. There are numerous apps that do this in the store for free! Strava … Cold. There are numerous apps that do this in the store for free! Strava and Google Keep for example!



Google Keep? You mean, Google Fit, right?

good find - hot

I used the free version and is quite good and this paid version adds nothing new apart from removing the ads and that alone for 10p is worth it. Had no issues with the tracking with GPS (also auto turns GPS on and off when you start and finish using the app) even with slow walks it tracks very good. Well worth the 10p even if you only uses it now and again.

A good app, been using the free one for yonks, bought.

Cheers OP

Nice one. Have downloaded.

Hi! Please excuse my ignorance, but if it does all this,

"Map My Walk+ – GPS Walking, Jogging, Running... "

Why would I then buy 'Map my run'? Basically, what's the difference? Thanks in advance.

It needs a lot of permissions for a fitness app , but , I guess that applies to a lot of apps now.
This app has access to:
In-app purchases

Identity
find accounts on the device

Contacts
find accounts on the device
read your contacts

Location
precise location (GPS and network-based)
access extra location provider commands
approximate location (network-based)

Phone
read phone status and identity

Photos/Media/Files
modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
read the contents of your USB storage

Storage
modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
read the contents of your USB storage

Camera
take pictures and videos

Microphone
record audio

Wi-Fi connection information
view Wi-Fi connections

Device ID & call information
read phone status and identity

Other
receive data from Internet
access Bluetooth settings
pair with Bluetooth devices
read Google service configuration
prevent device from sleeping
view network connections
change your audio settings
modify system settings
full network access

cold - it's going to be hassling you to subscribe at "5.99USD" a month I'm sure, they all do this, I hate SaaS (software as a service) when it's implemented purely to make a profit. Just sell me a fitness app, as a one time payment, don't be greedy!

frakker

Google Keep? You mean, Google Fit, right?



​Yes, I did. Ta.

Would you expect Netflix just to let you buy their app once and that's it?

There are ongoing development and server costs that can't be covered by a single purchase fee.

heat added, cheers op

buddn07

Would you expect Netflix just to let you buy their app once and that's … Would you expect Netflix just to let you buy their app once and that's it? There are ongoing development and server costs that can't be covered by a single purchase fee.



​And yet the Netflix app IS free, they make their money from the monthly subscription.....

BlakeyLeeds

It needs a lot of permissions for a fitness app , but , I guess that … It needs a lot of permissions for a fitness app , but , I guess that applies to a lot of apps now.This app has access to:In-app purchasesIdentityfind accounts on the deviceContactsfind accounts on the deviceread your contactsLocationprecise location (GPS and network-based)access extra location provider commandsapproximate location (network-based)Phoneread phone status and identityPhotos/Media/Filesmodify or delete the contents of your USB storageread the contents of your USB storageStoragemodify or delete the contents of your USB storageread the contents of your USB storageCameratake pictures and videosMicrophonerecord audioWi-Fi connection informationview Wi-Fi connectionsDevice ID & call informationread phone status and identityOtherreceive data from Internetaccess Bluetooth settingspair with Bluetooth devicesread Google service configurationprevent device from sleepingview network connectionschange your audio settingsmodify system settingsfull network access




I noticed the bit about modify your photos and thought better of it, im a new android user just got the S7 edge and noticed loads of apps have this now and I guess that what my dad was saying that it isn't secure. just a bit worrying that it has those permissions on there. I noticed the icon packs have lots of similar permissions. If you have a app installed for instance a icon pack and not using it does it still have access?
Edited by: "robbp" 29th Mar 2016

reddeviluk

​And yet the Netflix app IS free, they make their money from the monthly s … ​And yet the Netflix app IS free, they make their money from the monthly subscription.....



Not to speak for him, but I'm pretty sure that was his point.

reddeviluk

​And yet the Netflix app IS free, they make their money from the monthly s … ​And yet the Netflix app IS free, they make their money from the monthly subscription.....


That's EXACTLY what I'm getting at....

Moosery2 said that they don't like SaaS, and would rather just buy the app once.

My point is that companies such as this, and Netflix can't sustain themselves on a one off purchase, as there are recurring monthly costs. Hence the free app (possibly a free trial) and a paid monthly subscription!

Heat for me, great price at £0.10p I use Map my Ride+ which I believe incorporates all as it has the walk too. Not sure if the walk version has the Ride version though?

The app is not too intrusive, doesn't ask you too often to join the monthly premium fitness trainer, but I also know people that do use the fitness trainer. The sync with device and web app is great in my opinion. Get off my bike and BAM there is my ride on the internet for evaluating and sharing.

Best app on my phone have tried them all .Prefer Googles Tracks soon to be dropped but on 5.1 rom screen blanks out at times but is ok on KitKat rom.

3.33 eu now

rai555

3.33 eu now


3.33 Euro? There may be a clue there. I don't think you are on the right store. Showing as 0.10 of our great British pounds to me.

buddn07

That's EXACTLY what I'm getting at....Moosery2 said that they don't like … That's EXACTLY what I'm getting at....Moosery2 said that they don't like SaaS, and would rather just buy the app once.My point is that companies such as this, and Netflix can't sustain themselves on a one off purchase, as there are recurring monthly costs. Hence the free app (possibly a free trial) and a paid monthly subscription!



It's completely different. Netflix have to maintain massive infrastructure, but more importantly, they regularly pay for content, and create their own content.

SaaS for basic apps and software generally is a far more expensive model for the consumer than the traditional model of paying once for software, and then again if you want to upgrade to a newer version.

It makes sense for the companies adopting those models, but arguably it often isn't justified (in that, it's staggeringly more profitable - and the cost for just one year of use can be far greater than one would ever spend on the application).

Shinoke

It's completely different. Netflix have to maintain massive … It's completely different. Netflix have to maintain massive infrastructure, but more importantly, they regularly pay for content, and create their own content.SaaS for basic apps and software generally is a far more expensive model for the consumer than the traditional model of paying once for software, and then again if you want to upgrade to a newer version.It makes sense for the companies adopting those models, but arguably it often isn't justified (in that, it's staggeringly more profitable - and the cost for just one year of use can be far greater than one would ever spend on the application).


Irrespective of the company, a SaaS that is maintained and improved has ongoing costs. A one time purchase is not a viable business model to allow for continual development.

buddn07

Irrespective of the company, a SaaS that is maintained and improved has … Irrespective of the company, a SaaS that is maintained and improved has ongoing costs. A one time purchase is not a viable business model to allow for continual development.



It's still not a very good comparison. Netflix etc. can be better compared with similar services like Spotify, Amazon Instant Video, Google's streaming services etc. Basically services where not only are the infrastucture and development costs greater, but there are significant content and licensing costs too.

A lot of the SaaS fitness services etc. are arguably rather overpriced.

Besides, there are alternative models - such as paying for certain features, for upgrades, etc.

Anyway, consumer reticence regarding SaaS pricing models is very understandable, regardless of the viability of alternative models.
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