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A personal trainer in your pocket. RunKeeper makes tracking your workouts fun, social, and easy to understand so that you can improve the quality of your fitness.
RunKeeper is a mobile fitness platform with millions of users that enables runners and other fitness enthusiasts to track, measure, and improve their fitness. Though RunKeeper started out as a mobile fitness tracking app, we've expanded to include a vibrant online health & fitness community, and have integrated with over thirty devices, apps, and web services across a broad range of health categories to date. Hundreds of future integrations are in the works via RunKeeper's Health Graph API. Learn more about our business strategy here.
"Facebook of fitness" is only part of the story; we're building the glue to tie together disparate health and fitness systems across categories, and enable valuable services to be layered on top. Just as Facebook, Apple, and Google leveraged their core to emerge as the center of the ecosystems that they created, we plan to do the same.
As RunKeeper continues to evolve, we're committed to building an incredible team. We're a group of passionate, entrepreneurial self-starters dedicated to achieving RunKeeper's vision to become a hub for health and fitness data. As a member of the RunKeeper crew, you'll be comfortable in a fluid start-up environment and will bring an energetic and creative approach to your work. We're based in Boston and offer a competitive compensation package, including stock options for all employees. Come run with the pack!
Note: This release is for iPhone only at the moment, Android is coming soon!
We’re pleased to announce that a big new release (iPhone version 2.8) is now live! This one is particularly sweet, since it brings some long-requested features from many of you in the RunKeeper community. We hope you enjoy it!
Here’s what’s new in this version:
Friends & Leaderboard
Now you can find your Facebook friends and phone contacts that are already RunKeeper users and invite new people to join—without leaving the app. In the spirit of healthy competition we also added a leaderboard, so you can see how you stack up against your friends each month. You can even *nudge* your not-so-active ones to go for a run, walk, or bike ride in order to give them a little extra motivation!
Sometimes your best competition is against yourself! With the ‘Me’ tab, it displays insights on your activity history and progress against your goals in one convenient place. It compares how you’ve been doing this week/month versus the one prior, and showcases personal bests that you’ve achieved while using RunKeeper. Check it out, and keep tabs on how you’re doing over time!
For those of you that need a little extra motivation, you can now schedule your next workout as you finish your last one! This way you will get a notification on your phone when it is time to head out, to make sure you go through with it. If you are following a RunKeeper training plan, you can also create automatic alerts for each workout in your plan, if you choose.
Try it out, and let us know what you think! There is a whole lot more where this came from, we can’t wait to show you what’s next.
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