Strava as iPad App

Hi

I have both an iPhone and iPad.

I would love an app designed for the iPad so I can use the iPad to record and view activities just like on the iPhone. I know I can use the iPhone app on the iPad but it does not look good and does not make good use of the iPad larger screen.

A suggestion for recording mode could be the map and current position shown on the screen and a window similar to the iPhone app superimposed on top.

Regards

Patrick

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  • iPad version would be great. 

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  • Great to hear all the feedback in support of an iPad app! It seems like an iPad app optimized for browsing through activities in the Activity Feed, social features, and even route creation would be well received here. 

    While we would love to deliver this, our pipeline is currently full of other projects. Please keep voting and adding comments, as we will consider this project at a later time!

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  • Did the iPad Strava app change since this original post?   I use a Garmin 810 for "real" riding, which automatically uploads my activities to Garmin via the Garmin Connect app on my phone and Bluetooth, and then Garmin connect website sends the data  to the Strava website automatically. Then I can use the Strava app on my Android to view my activities, edit titles, etc.  Someone above asked  why you would want to use an iPAD with the Strava app. The answer is simple:  indoor training when it is below freezing and the roads have snow on them, which is my current state right when.  When training indoors, the last thing I want is to be using is some tiny bike computer, like my Garmin Edge 810, with its crappy non-color interface and scrolling.  I want to see my stats on a nice color screen while I interval train, etc, which is what you can use the iPAD, connected to your bike and heart rate sensors via bluetooth or ANT+.   

    But my question now is this.  On the iPAD app I see in the settings a section for ANT+.  I am still waiting for my ANT+ iPad adaptor, but I assume with this the Strava app will recognize my Garmin sensors?  Please tell me yes.   Second, I do not see this ANT+ section in the settings of my Android Strava app, and my Galaxy Note 3, happens to be ANT+ enabled.  My Garmin Fit app recognizes my sensors.  Is the Android Strava app not designed like the iPAD app to recognize ANT+ devices?   This is frustrating. 

     

    Thanks,

    Kris

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  • @Kris - some good questions. I like where you're headed with this feedback. However, there are a few obstacles:

    The Strava app on iPhone, iPad, or Android doesn't fully support use indoors, without a GPS signal. You can check on the feedback posted here for more info: https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/34663170

    To answer your question about ANT+ for your iPad, you can read about our supported external sensors here; https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/21165523. However, without indoor or stationary support with the app, it might not be a great recording experience to connect your sensors to the iPad. Especially as most iPads don't have GPS hardware. 

    And, that is correct, we don't have ANT+ support for the Android app, only Bluetooth: https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/38037244

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  • this would be so good. It doesn't work so great in safari

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  • Please make a Strava app for the iPad. Using the iPhone version on the iPad looks strange.
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  • An iPad specific app in many cases doesn't make sense.  Think of retailers trying to sell stuff.  They have a website, stores, maybe some in-store kiosk applications, etc.  I think they have found that their customers were not willing to download their app and would prefer to simply use their iPad browser to hit their site - hence responsive design makes sense.  There are iPad specific apps that do make perfect sense - Netflix, news, weather, etc - things where there is lots of data to be shown or functionality to be presented and it needs to be done in a 'slick' way.  This is absolutely true for Strava.  The iPhone app should be primarily intended to be used to capture activities, where an iPad (a.k.a. desktop / laptop replacement for a growing number of people) should be used to view / analyze data.  I would expect that a 1.0 iPad app would have 100% of the web site functionality, and then figure out what's next for 2.0.

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  • +1 for an iPad app to use for analysing data only vs using the website. The app should have all the functionality of the website. No requirement for recording activities though. I have no desire to strap an iPad to my bike!
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  • Would definitely agree, would love an iPad app for review of activities etc.

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  • +1 for optimised iPad app Pls
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  • Yeah seriously. This looks like an oversight. You should be able to hop on a native iPad app at the end of a session for review and analysis. I can't imagine this would be a very intensive development process given that you have a solid iOS foundation already w the IPhone app.
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  • Count me in - an optimised for iPad version should be straightforward.
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  • I guess I will never ever use my iPad as a recording device on any of my runs or rides, but i most sertainly would like to be able to use my iPad to view and analyze my rides and runs.

    A Strava iPad app with a functionality level in between the web version (which is not optimized for iPad and touch use) and the iPhone app (which realy doesn't look god in 2x, and has a limited functionallity compared to the web version) would be great.

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  • Use my garmin forerunner to record and always use iPad to view activity and analyze
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