Mobile bike apps
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is the latest brand to create a cycling club on Strava.com, where the component company's fans can share their ride information and socialize.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized and Strava have collaborated on a new social media platform, Strava Shop Pages, for retailers to build community around their businesses, better serve customers and get more people on bikes.
ATLANTA (BRAIN) — For the first time, Wahoo Fitness is now offering its mobile Fitness app for Android devices.
The new app can be found in the Google Play Store.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has made a major update to its mobile app, making it more social and combining its running and cycling apps into one app.
The app is now available in 11 languages, with the addition of Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Traditional Chinese.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Power meter maker Stages Cycling has updated its mobile app and the firmware on its crankarm-based power meter to add new features.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Strava CEO Michael Horvath is stepping down to become president and chair of the company's board on Jan. 1.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — GPS device brand Soleus has added compatibility with Strava to its Sync desktop software. The software upgrade allows users of Soleus' GPS watches and bike computer to upload activity data from their computers to their Strava accounts.
SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN) — Peer-to-peer bike rental company Spinlister has launched a new mobile app, allowing bike owners and renters to connect worldwide.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Strava has added a feature to its mobile apps to allow cyclists and runners to track their performance on specific sections of road or trail in real time.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Soleus, a major supplier of sports watches to the running and fitness market, is entering the bike world with a GPS-enabled bike computer that will retail for $99.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Cycling athletes can now add information from their Strava account to their member page on the USA Cycling website. Athlete pages on the USAC site already list race results, but now members can add a Strava "widget" that will show their training stats and achievements.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Abvio, Inc. has added support for the Wahoo Fitness RFLKT computer to its Cyclemeter iPhone app.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — As noted in the BikeBrain app review earlier this week, there are many mobile apps that turn your smart phone into a really fancy bike computer.
BikeBrain is one of the many, many apps that turns your iPhone into a very powerful (if somewhat large) wireless bike computer. But it has one feature we haven't encountered elsewhere.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — BicycleRetailer.com is going to publish a series of reviews of bike-related mobile apps in the coming days.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Interbike is offering two mobile downloads with tools to help showgoers stay organized at next week's show.
The show's interactive app is available for iOS, Andriod and Blackberry devices. The app includes maps, exhibitor lists and calendars of seminars and other events, plus some social features with Twitter, Facebook and a Interbike "friends" feature.
RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN)—At a press conference Tuesday during Demo Day, Fox unveiled a smartphone app to help riders set up their front and rear suspension. The free app is designed to work with all of Fox’s 2013 shocks. It will be available for the Android, iPhone and iPad as early as next week.
Editor's note: The following article appeared in the May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
CASTRO VALLEY, CA—John Koslosky, owner of the Bay Area’s Castro Valley Cyclery, has virtualized his shop’s weekly club ride.
STATE COLLEGE, PA (BRAIN) Tuesday May 15 2012 8:46 AM MT—A cyclist and coding expert who also happens to be a high school sophomore is offering a smart phone app that enables users to measure routes for biking or other activities.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) —Utah-based Icon Health & Fitness is suing five top developers of mobile and online fitness-related applications for allegedly infringing two of its patents through various devices, websites and systems that allow users to upload and store exercise d