Strava's new white color theme - Tell us what you think

What's new in Version 5.0.0 on Strava for iOS:

Strava has a new color theme that's easier to read, especially in bright sunlight. We're excited for you to give it a try and leave your feedback for us. 

Read what we say on our blog, Turning the Lights On.

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    Sheila Fre
    Sheila Fretwell (Help Center)
    Aug 17, 6:11 AM PDT

    Hi Lee,

    Thanks for your feedback about the recent color changes with the Strava app. Your comments will be shared with the team, and if you'd like you can also share your feedback with the community:

    https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/217850487-Strava-s-new-white-color-theme-Tell-us-what-you-think

    Thank you!
    -Sheila

    Lee Kingsh
    Lee Kingshott
    Aug 17, 12:38 AM PDT

    The latest version has added a theme, bright white background and black text. This is not selectable by the user. Did you actually run this change past anyone with less than perfect eye sight? Myself and a number of people I know who are all premium users can no longer use the app easily and it has really caused me to consider other, more user friendly software as an alternative. Please, please make the dark/light theme user selectable!

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  • Not a fan of the new background. Please make an option to use the black background. It's much easier to read, and is just esthetically better.

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  • Don't like the new colour scheme at all - I don't use the app while running so viewing in sunlight is not a problem for me . There is little contrast in the new scheme which makes it harder for me to read, the dark scheme world well for me. Can you make it user selectable please so I can swap back to dark .

    Garmin connect has a dark background and so will switch to that until strava gives me a dArk background again

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  • wow strava disappointing now! I read most feedbacks ppl asking to go back to dark yet strava doesn't take care of it quickly. Is it hard to undo until you figure out a better update?

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  • As a follow up to my previous comment about not liking the new look, every iPhone Strava user on my ride this morning "intensely dislikes" the white interface.   (I won't write exactly what was said - you can guess)

    interestingly at the coffee shop after the ride two guys also mentioned they not only disliked it but now had trouble even reading it. This lines up with other user comments in this thread.

    Anyway, just put it back the way it was please. You don't need to change something that's perfectly good just because someone in marketing wants to match up colour themes between different interfaces that are, well, very different for good reason. To be clear - I Hate It!

     

     

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  • Terrible choice to change the colour theme to white. Too bright and looks cheap. Could we hear from Strava to at least say they are looking to change it to optional? Don't leave us hanging in the bright white....

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  • I really do not like the new white background. Nobody cares to look at Strava outside. They usually look at it after a workout in the comfort of their homes where it is easy to see. The pictures are not as asthetically pleasing against the white background as well. I recommend changing it back soon!
    My two cents :)

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  • Do you still believe white theme is better?!?

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  • I have to wonder what their staff meetings are like...

    "In the last year we've taken some really great steps! We replaced Google Maps with an inferior free alternative without street view. We worked hard to remove location information from activity titles. We listened to all our paying customers who said 'We don't want weather data, please remove it before importing our Garmin Connect activities". We got rid of that silly Kudos Count that everyone liked. We made sure that all of our club types continue to exclude everyone but triathletes. And to top it off, we re-tooled our application to give it the most eyeball-searing-at-night color scheme possible, just in time for daylight savings. I'm sure we all stand proud and look forward to another year of giving our few remaining customers absolutely nothing that they ask for, right up until we convince Apple to buy us out."

     

     

     

     

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  • Dear Strava, please give us back our black! My eyes hurt!

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  • Only place I can see this as being useful is on the record screen.  Bring back black!

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  • Dislike the white theme and much prefer the previous black theme. Would like the option of changing it to black.

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  • Awful awful decision very arrogant to make such a drastic change without consulting the user base. It looks awful really basic, and poorly thought. If you had put any thought into it you would of given people the option to choose it. So many people like me don't use there phone while doing activity a. There is this clever little invention called the watch it's a bit more lightweight and less cumbersome than dragging a phone around. I use the app at home for ease of use I don't give a monkey's uncle about sunlight. #bringbackblack asap please as an option to choose. I for one will cancel premium if you don't.

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  • Strava is still the best app for running, cycling and swimming with an great community.

    So please listen to the feedback and implement an option to let us choose between the better looking dark theme and the new (imho) ugly white one.

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  • Why would I possibly give a shit about looking at the app half way through a ride??? Typically I finish the ride, upload from my Garmin then sit on my couch to check the app, maybe add a pic. Or sit at my desk at work.

    If I still don't get along with this nasty vanilla mess 1 week from now I'm cancelling my premium membership.

    However much you paid developers to come up with this, you got it wrong.

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  • I hate the light theme.

    I find it extremely difficult to read and need higher contrast that the dark theme gave. Its also too bright when using the app at night or at home in the evening reviewing activity feed.

    Please give the option to toggle between light and dark.

    The light theme puts me off using it and I may consider cancelling Premium membership.

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  • White background is harder to read and less distinctive. White text was great and photos popped more too. Bring back black or give people the option.

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  • New Coke v original? Why change something so good? Because you feel like you have to? I've cancelled my premium subscription today. Might subscribe again if you listen to your customers.

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  • Having now waited for the "adjustment period" to pass. I can say I still don't like the change.

    For those of you considering downgrading from premium I can assure you, having already done so, you don't miss any of the features.

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  • New white background is utterly horrible. Please let me choose to revert to the awesome dark background.

    white is more difficult to read, drains battery and is ugly. Oh almost forgot, it is also WHITE!

    Please don't kill good app by changing the background to horrible white colour, or at least give me the dark background option.

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  • Plus - I have read all the 80 comments and only one person liked the white (and he got -9 dislikes for this comment). I am not one to complain at all. And it is not an aesthetic thing. The white hurts the eyes as many say and I often have to squint to read. I don't enjoy reading the other riders posts as much either because of this. Please listen to your customers and go back to black or have a option to choose color background. Thanks 

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  •  6 weeks later i still hate it with a passion.. bring back the black! think it maybe time to cancel the subscription and just use my Garmin connect.

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  • Put it this way. If the black theme is not brought back in as an option by November 2016 I will not be subscribing.

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  • Thanks to "Elle Anderson" for reminding me i can downgrade. luckily iTunes was still holding onto the 'old' version , so i just had to delete the app on phone, then plug into iTunes and it added the old one straight back for me, i'm back to Dark Mode! yay! its so much nicer that the white, and I can actually spot it in the app switcher out on a ride much more quickly flicking about from maps, messages and strava.

    I spend a Loooooot more time looking at this app on the sofa in the evening than I do while im out, i prefer to actually just get on and ride while i'm out as the iPhone battery isn't exactly packing spare power to be wasting on looking at stuff out on the road - maybe the dark mode saves a few joules of power too? maybe not if its just a back light behind the LCD display i guess. 

    Dark mode is back, im happy, just got to remember not to upgrade again! this is where the modern worlds love of constant upgrades falls over, so many people don't want a constant stream of upgrades breaking apps, forcing hardware upgrades and generally causing issues, we just want the app to work, and keep working..

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  • Thanks for your response Elle, as always I feel fully assured that you have read our feedback and understand our concerns/issues/complaints... and that some manager/designer/developer in charge 'knows what's best' for everyone/the company and frankly doesn't care if a few users can't use the product, as long as it looks slick and attractive for potential new users.

    Anyway, whatever their reasons, thanks for letting us know Strava's position on this.

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  • I would love to have the darker theme back even if it is an option in settings. My favorite and most used apps all have dark/light settings.

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  • The new White theme is terrible, seriously... :(
    Can we have the old darker version please?

    or at least give us an option to choose white or black?

    please~ T.T

     

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  • Hmm...someone clearly isn't reading their customers feedback for if they were they'd have change back to black or at least given us the option to in their latest update which was released on the 30/08/16 Will definitely be deleting app and looking elsewhere! Come on strava get your act together, you only need read one page of this topic to realise what we want!!

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  • I just updated the app... Already regretting it. Can't stand the white theme. Wherever I can I choose dark themes. And to not have that option to choose. A huge mistake. Hoping that you include dark theme as an option sooner rather than later.

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  • The white theme is horrible. There's pages of negative comments and yet you haven't changed it or at least offered both colour schemes as an option. Good way to loose users/customers... 

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