Friday, November 29, 2013

Track Runner 101 series - #1

We designed Track Runner with the runner in mind first and foremost. After all, we are just a bunch of running enthusiasts, unsatisfied with the other running apps for Windows Phone which are either inaccurate, lack meaningful statistics, or are complicated to use and not pleasing to look at. Making Track Runner display highly accurate data and superior statistics while keeping user intervention to a minimum so the app would be effortless to use, meant a lot of behind the scenes puzzling and maths magic doing. And we are pleased to say it works and does well what it says on the tin.

Now, we'd like to blog about the little details that make Track Runner unique in our Track Runner 101 series. We'll highlight some of the app's essential tools, fun facts, tips, and tricks as well. And if you missed a blog post or are too busy to read more than 140 characters, just follow the series on Twitter: #TrackRunner101. So, here's the first installment:




#1: You've just run a 10K race and pushed hard. Congratulation - months and months of training paid off! While your friends were sitting at home watching TV, you were focused on your long run, building endurance for race day. Now in your post-race glee you're wondering how exactly you performed.

Unfortunately, most running apps for Windows Phone don't compute records correctly. Even if they have a record feature, they are not smart enough to actually find your fastest distance and they mess up your record by counting your warm-up before the race or you celebrating afterwards. This won't happen with Track Runner!

Now, we do have one confession to make - like a lot of runners, sometimes we get a bit obsessed with statistics. We care whether our 5K time is 19:57 or 20:13. And we wanted a running app that is smart enough to see the difference. That's why Track Runner features a really clever algorithm to find your fastest distance by scanning your run and identifying your fastest connected sequence of coordinates. So, why not give Track Runner a go and see how fast you really run? It's available with a free trial from the Windows Phone store. Download it here: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=95c6a10c-84a7-4c26-98eb-5d6b9df93698 .


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