strava, endomondo, from one app

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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby felix.london » Mon Jun 11, 2012 14:30 pm

Nothing wrong with some smartphone cameras...

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I'm constantly getting 'Likes' from photographers for shots on my blog, which are all taken with my phone. But I guess like anything it depends what you buy.

I use a Sony Xperia Mini Pro. A very good, compact phone with a proper keyboard and a proper dual-action shutter button (and if I'm lead to believe Sony, will be upgraded to Android 4 any day now)
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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Mon Jun 11, 2012 14:43 pm

That's a nice picture, but as far as the quality (in technical, not artistic terms) goes, it's lacking somewhat. There's no definition in the snow, and the trees all merge together into one noise-reduced mess.
On top of that, it's taken in bright sunlight, which is the very best case scenario for any camera.
So, yeah, a mediocre picture, technically, but still a great picture artistically, and nice framing - I'd personally crop it a bit closer to the tops of the mountains, and the mountain top reflections though.

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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby felix.london » Mon Jun 11, 2012 14:57 pm

all valid points!

Had a big off yesterday and if I'd had my DSLR in my pack it would've been in lots of smaller pieces today. Very sore back and pretty stiff neck...phones alright though :wink:
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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Mon Jun 11, 2012 15:46 pm

Ooh, I dunno. I've landed on my slr plenty of times, and (touch wood) it's survived thus far :lol:

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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby felix.london » Mon Jun 11, 2012 15:50 pm

In fact maybe it would've protected my back..like a chunky, expensive spine protector..with a 50mm lens 8)
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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby deadkenny » Mon Jun 11, 2012 19:00 pm

SLRs are very robust, even their lenses. Had a number of offs on the bike and skiing with mine in the Camelbak (HAWG, got it to carry the SLR anyway), not a scratch.

The compact on the other hand has not faired so well even in a padded bag inside the backpack. Common is bust up plastic zoom lens mechanisms and shattered LCDs (as happened to mine).

Some phones are pretty robust, but then they have little or zero mechanism in the lens, and the LCDs are often fairly toughened now to withstand big drops.

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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby oodboo » Tue Jun 12, 2012 19:05 pm

Doesn't matter now, I've uploaded all 399 rides I had in endomondo to Strava so I'll just use that from now on.

Still, stravamondo does sound pretty awesome and I still think an app like this would be usefull.

The thread going off in the direction of phone camera quality was a little unexpected. Just remember people we happy with 35mm compacts while they could have had SLR cameras, even APS camera were doing ok until digital changed the market. Not everyone needs or wants to carry round something that will produce the best photos possible.
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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Tue Jun 12, 2012 19:10 pm

oodboo wrote:Doesn't matter now, I've uploaded all 399 rides I had in endomondo to Strava so I'll just use that from now on.

Still, stravamondo does sound pretty awesome and I still think an app like this would be usefull.

The thread going off in the direction of phone camera quality was a little unexpected. Just remember people we happy with 35mm compacts while they could have had SLR cameras, even APS camera were doing ok until digital changed the market. Not everyone needs or wants to carry round something that will produce the best photos possible.

I'm not suggesting that everyone run out and get an SLR though, far from it. I'm saying that even the best smartphone camera has it's arris handed to it by £60 compact cameras.
But, rather than have devices that are actually any good at something, peope settle for one device which is mediocre at all tasks - and that's what I find a little sad.

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Postby oodboo » Tue Jun 12, 2012 19:18 pm

YeehaaMcgee wrote:But, rather than have devices that are actually any good at something, peope settle for one device which is mediocre at all tasks - and that's what I find a little sad.

I get that, but then it turned into a bit of a debate about camera quality.

Personally I'm happy using my smart phone as a jack of all trades but master of none. GPS is close enough as I don't rely on it for navigation, just something to look back on after a ride. Same with the camera, just some snapshots and video clips to look back on after a ride.
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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby markhewitt1978 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 15:59 pm

I've been looking for exactly this, to be able to use Endomondo and Strava at the same time from my iPhone. Without having to faff on downloading and uploading GPX files.

I've found a few apps which allow you to track you ride and then also upload the results to various sports tracker services, such as FitBit, iBiker, but none that will upload to both Endomondo and Strava from within the same app.

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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby pedronavarro » Thu Jan 31, 2013 15:44 pm

iSmoothRun for the iPhone is pretty good. Besides having great support for sensors (ANT+ or Bluetooth) it uploads to a variety of services at one (including RunKeeper, Strava, Garmin Connect, Nike+. Endomondo is not there yet, but it's on the works). It can even upload the TCX automatically to Dropbox for you after your workout.

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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby Jgb1 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:56 am

Can't you just run two apps? I run Strava and oruxmaps ate the same time on my Desire. Orux uses free OS maps to record the routes and even includes 3D mapping now.

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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby Concorde » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:59 am

I record on one and import to the other when I get in, easy.

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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby mip » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:12 am

For Android, the best way to achieve this would be for someone to write an extension to mytracks
(https://code.google.com/p/mytracks/). Unfortunately there is currently no public API for Endomondo so it is not possible.

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Re: strava, endomondo, from one app

Postby homers double » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:53 am

ukmkh wrote:So who is going to write this app for us :D That's the one thing I think I would like Strava to do, ability to add routes so that we can challenge our own times.


You can on Strava. Ride the ride and log it as a full segment from start point to end point using the slider bar. and if you want to, make it private.

I did it this morning, now I'm KOM on my own route to work :roll:
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