Wednesday, 11 February 2015

iPhone Killer app - skitracks

Ski Tracks

Ski Tracks was the only app I could see that I liked that was not another "map my... insert sport name here" with a ski twist but is obviously a run or cycle app that does not get better for diversification. What I liked as well is that the other day I was showing it to a once apple now android fan who lamented "apps like these are why I still love Apple". Now this comment will divide many, and send others on a rant, but as two impartial technologists, we get it - Somebody who makes a unique app, that is worth downloading and keeping for this year's ski season - tends to do it on iPhone first as of today. This is changing, and innovative apps (that is innovative tech) will tend to launch first on android or both, but my point is that Ski tracks is a well conceived, well thought out effort with a strong emphasis on the user experience and it launched first on as still only on iPhone. To quote Oscar Wilde on those who are ranting now, the cynic is the person who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. This is one great, well thought out app. I added the stats view, there are also other graphical views for those of you like myself who respond to pretty graphs...

What I like as well, as this is one of the few sports I will prefer to use a phone rather than a dedicated Garmin for other device to track (this changed in 2014 with the Garmin Fenix 2).

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