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What is Strava?

Strava transforms any iPhone or Android device into a powerful running and cycling computer (and we work with your GPS watches and head units, too). Start Strava before an activity to keep track of your preferred performance metrics, and then go deep into your data afterwards.

The History of Strava

We wanted something for the top third of athletes rather than the bottom third. By 2009, Garmin had established itself as the undisputed leader in GPS for athletes, and we were ready to add to the fire. We enlisted the help of a small group of six people and built a simple Strava prototype.



3D Maps

The elevation variations and terrain of a route, segment, or activity are easier to visualize using 3D maps. In the Strava mobile app, subscribers can enable a 3D overlay on any dynamic map. The maps on the record screen, the Maps tab (which includes route and segment ideas), and the activities of friends may all be viewed in 3D.


Using Points of Interest for Route Planning

The Points of Interest map layer will be visible to all athletes, however subscribers can use the Maps tab or the Strava website’s Routebuilder to create routes accordingly. From the Strava mobile app, go to Maps Routes to construct a route starting at one of the suggested Start Points. Then simply hold down the point for a long time, and your route suggestions will be updated.


How can I follow a route once I’ve saved it?

Select the route icon in the lower left corner of the Strava mobile app’s record screen. To load the route on the record page for navigation, click the route you want to follow and select Use Route. Here’s where you can learn more. You can immediately sync your recorded routes to Garmin if you record with a Garmin device. Finally, you may download a TCX or GPX version of the route from the Strava website and import it into any device that supports these file formats.



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Cost of building an app like Strava

£65 000


Benefits of custom over off-the-shelf software​

While off-the-shelf software might be cheaper to set up, custom app development can be uniquely tailored to meet your specific business needs. Bespoke software is high-quality, built by a team of expert professionals, offering you better and more features than the limited features that are available with generic software.

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