Strava’s latest mobile update further connects athletes across the globe and is the first step in an evolving club experience that will give athletes a comprehensive home for group activities: one place to meet athletes, get inspired by each others training, share routes and events, organise group activities, track those activities and analyse and discuss afterwards.
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“We’re always looking for new ways to help our community of athletes engage with each other,” says William Lee, Product Manager at Strava. “A lot of our athletes rely on their mobile devices for running and riding, so it made sense to bring clubs to mobile and make them as easily accessible as other Strava features. Now you can see the top ten athletes of the week on the leaderboard, interact with club members on discussion boards, share news and updates and post announcements all via your phone, to keep the club active, motivating and growing.”
Strava developed new club features to make exploring, joining, sharing, and interacting with club members simple. There are already 134,391 active clubs on Strava.
The latest updates include:
- Discussions and Comments: Athletes can post comments to discussion boards as well as manage and interact with club members, all from their mobile device.
- Explore: Athletes can search and easily navigate clubs that they are part of, and explore new clubs that are relevant to them depending on their location, athlete network and interests.
- Push Notifications: New push notifications make it easy to stay in touch and interact via discussion boards, posts and comment.
- Share and Promote: Strava athletes can now promote their clubs via Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to search and engagement updates, athletes can also have a more in-depth look at their own and other club members’ activities by opening the club’s feed. Improved leaderboards within clubs allow athletes to to compare their weekly stats to fellow club members. A newly designed scatterplot makes it simple for athletes to see how their training compares to the rest of the group, and is a way to stay motivated or on track with a group training plan.
Club pages also display basic information such as the club name, profile photo, cover photo, sport type and location, and athletes can view a summary of the club’s engagement as well as the number of members, activities, and discussions for the week.