Add a "Crossed Paths With" feature to the Activity Feed

This morning as I was out for a run, I randomly crossed paths with a friend who was out training as well. It got me thinking that it might be a cool feature to add in the Activity Feed There's already "Ran With" but there's something cool about the serendipitous meet-ups. If two users are mutual friends and found at the same location at the same time, it could say something akin to "Andy crossed paths with Dom." Little moments like that make runs and rides memorable and social.

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  • We thought about this feature too! We were going to call it the "Fly-by" feature. 

    Thanks Andy! 

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  • It might also be fun to consider a, "you might have met this person at your coffee stop," etc. In other words, if I and another athlete stop in the same location at the same time, for some amount of time, Strava can tell me who it was.

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  • Agreed! I think Strava should put more effort into social features, not just competition.

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  • great idea. ive been thinking this through since i passed a group of runners a week ago. it was lashing rain and there was almost noone out (sunday morning and usually busy). Thought it would be cool to have the ability to see the run of the ppl you crossed paths with.

    it could work like this:

    • premium only
    • opt in - you have to opt in manually each time you upload a run/ride
    • if both you and i upload our runs where we crossed paths, we can see each other's activity, segments.

    personally i live an run in an area with quite a few users. i think this would work pretty well! excited to hear Strava are way ahead of me.

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  • Strava Labs showcases some fun projects our engineers get to play with, features that are still in development and not yet on our live site. You'll find a "flyby" playback feature here: http://labs.strava.com/flyby/

    Feel free to check it out! 

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  • Wicked! Thanks, Elle. Great to see stuff like this!

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  • Wow! "Flyby" is amazing.

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  • Great idea! I would really like to see this on Strava. I've attached an example how this could look like.

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  • looks good. would be nice to if you could choose to see just other runners/cyclists.

     

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  • Can you please make this feature an opt-in, or provide the option for people to opt-out. Thanks.

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