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Strava updates mobile app with native photos and more

Published March 25, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has updated its mobile app with several new features, including a feature to allow users to add photos to their activity record from within the app. Previously, the Strava app required a link to the Instagram app to add photos to an activity.

The updated app also adds a "My Recent Efforts" feature, which allows runners and cyclists to analyze and compare their past segment performances directly from a mobile device. Also, redesigned mobile leaderboards give athletes easier access to segment rankings among the athletes they follow, their Clubs and the entire Strava community. Strava Premium athletes can now also access personalized leaderboards from their mobile devices, allowing quick comparisons to other Strava athletes of similar weight or age.

"Version 4.4 really enhances the Strava mobile experience for our athletes," said chief product officer Aaron Forth. "Strava Photos adds more depth and imagery to the stories Strava athletes tell one another through their activities. My Recent Efforts and the improved leaderboards will enable athletes using smartphones to track their progress over time, while also seeing how their performances stack up among the athletes and Clubs they follow. All of the new and updated features are elegantly designed and integrated into the app. Version 4.4 has exciting new features while still providing an intuitive and engaging experience."

With the exception of updated Premium leaderboards, all the features of version 4.4 are available after updating the Strava app or for free download at the App Store or Google Play. Premium athletes will have access to all the new features and leaderboards, as well as in-depth performance analysis, custom training plans, workout videos, and member-only rewards and benefits. A premium membership is $6 per month or $59 per year.

Topics associated with this article: Mobile bike apps

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