Inspiration

Everything has changed in recent months due to the pandemic. A lot of companies have gone remote and it has become a challenge to stay connected with remote team mates without being in the same physical place. At the same time, some people have a hard time getting regular exercise due to spending much more time in their homes. We believe that with the right technology, these problems can be solved and we are happy to provide a solution for these challenges by creating "remoteam workout".

What it does

"remoteam workout" enables teams to connect in an out-of-work setting, and at the same time getting regular exercise. Teams can participate in long running challenges, such as virtual triathlons that can go on for several hours or days, and everybody can participate, each in their time zone. The concept is the one of a relay race (Stafette), where the next person starts when the previous person is done. While one person is sweating (e.g. running, biking or swimming), team members cheer them on. This gives the team a sense of achievement by working towards a common goal: staying fit together.

How I built it

We built the app using the language Dart and the cross-platform framework Flutter. As a DB, we used Firebase, and for visuals we used Material Design.

Challenges I ran into

Most of us were new to Flutter and mobile development, so it was definitely a challenge to get productive. Also, being a team of 5, we had to do some next-level project and product management to make sure everything runs smoothly and work isn't done twice.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We are proud that the app solves a real world problem that is currently present all over the world. We truly believe that it will help teams connect and therefore being able to provide better output in the workplace while staying fit at the same time. We're also proud that the app looks quite pretty :)

What I learned

We definitely learned some new technologies and how to do mobile development. We also learned how to quickly get productive in an international team with people we don't know. We learned that good communication and instant feedback is important.

What's next for remoteam workout

The next steps will be:

  • Get the app to the app store
  • Get companies to sponsor their employees to participate in challenges to connect and stay fit
  • Scale the app to be used for bigger teams

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