FitIgniter was originally built in 2014 as a quick and painless way to find new exercises, supplements, and workouts. The entire app was completely bespoke. No framework. No engine. Just pure vanilla PHP and Java.
At the time, it acted as an alternative to websites like bodybuilding.com which, at the time, had so much bloat that it was almost impossible to quickly find an exercise that was tailored to your specific needs. We built FitIgniter with one ultimate goal in mind: it needed to be completely frictionless. The user had to find exercises and supplements according to their needs in as little clicks as possible. There was no bloat. No fancy design. No ads or sponsorships. It was built to be quick, snappy and straight to the point.
Within the first year of its development, it gained fairly significant traction. It amassed more than 3,000 followers on Instagram, 1,500 followers on twitter, and hundreds of organic daily active users.
Unfortunately, since then it has slowly dwindled into obscurity (though, surprisingly, it still gets 4,000 visitors per month!). The last time we published an update was more than 6 years ago! That means the codebase is 6 years out of date. We have always wanted to extend FitIgniter but the amount of work to bring it up to 2022 standards would be a huge undertaking.
Instead of wresting with the old code base, we have decided to just start again. We are completely rebuilding the entire application and giving it a fresh-make over! The branding is still a work-in-progress so expect some minor adjustments to it in the coming months.
We have no ETA for the release of FitIgniter but you can enter your email in the form located at https://www.fitigniter.com and get notified when we release it.
If, for whatever reason, you want to continue using the old FitIgniter, it’s carcass can be found at https://uk.fitigniter.com. Though, this will disappear once the new and improved version of FitIgniter has been released.
The Android app can still be accessed via the Google Play store but this will also be removed once the updated version has been released.