traineo Blog

A blog about what's going down on traineo.com.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Twitter Weight Updates via Direct Messaging (DMs) Now Available

Due to popular demand we've just released an update to allow you to update your weight discretely via Twitter Direct Message.

Just follow us and we'll follow you back, then tweet 'd traineo xxx lbs' and your weight will be updated within 15 minutes.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Getting Started With traineo

We're focused on building simple visual tools to help you reach your health and fitness goals. We've learned quite a bit from our user's feedback and thought it would be a good idea to put together a quick video on how to get the most of out our current tools and features.

Using the traineo site correctly vastly improves your chances of reaching your goals so we've aimed to highlight a few of the most important areas in this quick presentation.

Here is our first draft of 'Getting Started With traineo':

We'd love your feedback on ideas how to make this more effective for our new users.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Get fitter with Twitter! (and traineo)

If you're one of the rapidly increasing number of people using Twitter, or even if you've just heard of Twitter (everywhere) and haven't decided to jump on the bandwagon yet, please read about our latest update below - it's likely to help you reach your health and fitness goals!

There are a couple of ways you can integrate your Twitter account with traineo:

1) Update you weight remotely from Twitter - This is a very simple and easy way to keep your weight up to date on traineo. From your Twitter account simply tweet @traineo with your weight and your traineo account* will update automatically with your weight within 15 minutes.

e.g. '@traineo 150 lbs', or '@traineo 75 kg', or '@traineo 12 stone 5 lbs'
* You'll have to link your traineo account with Twitter via the Profile > Edit Profile > Twitter menu or by authorizing traineo to access your Twitter account via your start page (see below).

2) Send a daily health update from traineo to Twitter - We're going to post another piece about this new feature but if you've logged into the latest version of traineo recently you'll have seen a field at the top of your start page where you can 'micro-blog' your daily commitment to improving your health and fitness.

This feature posts to your traineo profile so you can document the things you're doing to change your life. Unlike some of the things many people tweet about this is scientifically proven to help you towards your goals!

When entering your daily update you'll see an option to 'Tweet this' - if you've given traineo authorization, your update will be automatically tweeted.

If you're a Twitter user and you're also a traineo a member get started right away. If you're new to Twitter and are puzzled as to why you'd ever tell anyone what you're doing every five minutes I think you'll find this a great way to use Twitter for something productive that will help get you fit and healthy at the same time.