What's new?

We did a pretty big update to the Walker Tracker code base last night. So, what's new? A lot of what was changed isn't visible. A ton of small bugs were fixed, code was consolidated and refactored and the groundwork was laid for new, cool stuff…

Scheduled downtime at 4pm Pacific

Hi all - We're going to have a scheduled downtime for approximately 30 minutes starting at 4pm today for updates and maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience. See you on the other side.

A 10-point bounty on spammers

Like most every social website, we get people (or bots, most likely) who sign up in order to spam the site with their dubious commercial enterprises. Today I kindly had a member point out a spammer to me (Thanks TLS!), which I quickly dispatched…

What kind of pedometer should I get?

I've been asked this question a ton of times -- here's what I usually tell people: Depending upon your budget, I've definitely found that nicer pedometers encourage people to stick with walking. A pedometer is a cheap investment already --…

Walker Tracker the Game: Introducing Levels & Points

In many ways, Walker Tracker is already a game. You play yourself, using statistics and charts to achieve a better average, walk more and game yourself into better physical shape. You compete with others in Walker Tracker Competitions However,…
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Want a short domain? walkz.org for corporate walking programs

We have a new, nifty domain if you want a shorter, .org domain for your walking program. Plus, I like that it 'verbs' what we do here: myCompany.walkz.org! Check it out in our Custom Walking Program page.

Cost effective ways to promote physical exercise in adults?

There's an intriguing new study out of Australia (University of Queensland) this week. They studied six types of interventions to encourage physical activity in adults, the two most cost-effective were: pedometers mass media campaigns The…

June links roundup

moderate activity guidelines, and it even projects a step count for you! All you have to do is put in an address or intersection starting point and destination, and select 'walking' from the drop-down menu ('By car' is the default, and 'public…
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Obama calls for corporate wellness programs

President Obama met with health related companies yesterday to, among other things, urge them to create and enable wellness programs at the corporate level. A White House fact sheet said: "As a result of many successful programs at businesses…

Walker Tracker on Twitter

Hooray! We're on Twitter: http://twitter.com/walkertracker Stop on by and say hi. Ben