The founders of Studio360 Cycle Sam & Krissy came to Appliquette to help them get the technology side of their business off the ground.
They had a vision to let their members ride to all of their favourite workout tunes, lead by passionate and motivating instructors, working through a series of varied tracks that strengthen and tone their whole body.
A key part of achieving this was unlocking the technology requirements to deliver a seamless booking to in class experience.
Work included planning and development of mobile apps for members, a class management web app for the instructor, booking engine development, on-premise digital leaderboard displays and hardware integration into the bikes to tie it all together.
There were a number of items to consider with this project, externally users will need to be able register and purchase ‘credits’ for bookings, view and book classes – down to a specific bike number based on the room configuration, and view/track the history of their in class stats.
In-studio we needed to work out how to pull data from the bikes to display in an app mounted on the bike, how to manage sending and displaying the data out per class into the stadium scoreboards and giving the instructors controls on how to manage the class.
Stage one was working out how we will send data from the Bike to the App, such as power, distance, speed and calories. Utilising a specific Bluetooth hardware dongle we were able to successfully read the information from the bike and display this nicely on an app running on custom mounted iPod.
Careful management of the class and overall data was required to ensure that we were able to send data into the system at lightning speed to keep as close to realtime results as possible.
With the 4 panel mounted scoreboard users can track their stats against others in the class, as well as view the instructor level information such as sprints and standard cycling.
The instructor can manage all of the class from a single Web App housed on a mounted tablet on their bike. The App allows for general class management to view who is sitting on which bike to stopping and starting of classes, setting sprints – which will automatically set all of the iPods on the bikes into ‘Sprint Mode’, and general session management. All of the class data is housed on a rock-solid server setup to allow users to go back outside of classes and view their session data for progress tracking.
Studio360 Cycle is the only spin studio with a rotating instructor bike in the world! Giving participants a 360 degree vision of the instructor so they can mimic their technique and perfect your own.
We are very proud of our input on the technology side to allow them to execute their vision! Studio360 Cycle had a very successful launch and have continued to grow their member base at a fantastic rate, as well as opening a second location.
We have continued to develop and service the products over many years and enjoyed a long partnership!