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Skinnyo

Weight Management Tracker Community


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Published 03/16/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Skinnyo helps user find weight loss motivation in a way that is fun and engaging. The application enables users to track their weight changes and challenge friends to weight loss contests. The site also awards users with badges and points that are displayed on their profile, earning some notoriety within the Skinnyo community. Through Skinnyo, many people can find support and motivation to meet their weight loss goals. The competition option allows an entire group of people to motivate each other. Skinnyo also works as a monitoring tool for co-workers holding workplace weight loss contests. Individuals can participate in public weight loss competitions.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Skinnyo was founded in October of 2010. It was intended to create a weight loss challenge community that would provide motivation as well as a method for tracking diet progress. The founders, Tom and Hannah, wanted to build a tool that would help users find the drive they need to reach their weight loss goals. Based out of the United Kingdom, the pair continues to maintain and improve Skinnyo.

What are the differences to other apps?

Skinnyo provides yet another weight loss tool for internet users. What makes this one so unique is the focus on competition. Skinnyo strives to harness the motivational power of the human desire to compete. The competitions also allow user to get involved in the Skinnyo community or join with a group of friends. The site provides a great tool for fun, competitive weight loss. The interactive nature of Skinnyo is what makes it more appealing to some users.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Skinnyo website has a neat and clean design that does not lack in personality. There is no clutter and the site utilizes an attractive white and black color scheme. Stylish hand written style fonts spice up the overall look of Skinnyo. Users can view color line charts and graphs through their profiles that represent their weight loss progress.

How does the registration process work?

Visitors can join Skinnyo by clicking on the green “Join now, it’s free!” button along the lower, left hand side of the homepage. The registration form is kept short, requiring only a name, email address, password and gender. After entering the information, the user can click the green “Lets get started” button at the bottom of the form to continue. Doing so takes the user directly to their account dashboard where they can begin inviting other users or participating in Skinnyo weight loss contests.

What does it cost to use the application?

Skinnyo can help many users find the motivation they need to lose weight. That being said, the application relies heavily on the presence of other users. After all, without the users there would be no one to compete with. Luckily, the creators have kept Skinnyo a desirable option for anyone with free access. Users can enjoy Skinnyo without paying a subscription fee or other charge for access. There are no premium paid memberships at this point however the site is constantly growing. There is always the possibility that this could change in the future, but for now there is no indication that it will.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Skinnyo is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to lose weight and needs motivation. The site makes it easy for friends to challenge one another to weight loss contests or participate in a publicly posted one.

  • View and participate in all public weight loss contests
  • Challenge friends and others to weight loss contests on Skinnyo
  • Monitor your weight loss progress to watch for trends or potential problem areas
  • Earn points and badges on your profile for weight loss related achievements
  • Create a personal Skinnyo profile which can be set to public or private


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