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Strava API Rant

Postby dee4life2005 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:32 am

Anyone else feeling a bit pee'd off with / let down by Strava of late ? They don't appear to have made any improvements to their website of late, other than the power related stuff which is probably useless for a large portion of their user base.

What has annoyed me the most is their policy regarding the new V3 developer API. There were many useful tools out there for data analysis, syncing etc. using V1 / V2 of their API, but their policy to be selective about who gets access to V3 (whilst shutting off legacy V1/V2 support) has meant that pretty much all of these tools - including an application that I wrote for syncing with Runkeeper, Strava, GarminConnect & RideWithGPS. I feel they should have migrated all of the people that had previously used V1/V2 and then restricted further developer link-ups.

At least they had some sense to grant V3 access for VeloViewer ... the guy behind that site has done a fantastic job on that site and some of the features he has come up with should have been done by Strava themselves. They really need to give him a job ;-)

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Re: Strava API Rant

Postby dee4life2005 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:33 am

Just seen the BikeRadar activity sync is down, presumably because of this V3 api restriction. Another case in point.

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Re: Strava API Rant

Postby NapoleonD » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:36 am

Anyone fancy a pint?
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Re: Strava API Rant

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:11 am

So Strava don't want people using competing services?

What a massive shock :lol:

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Re: Strava API Rant

Postby 4kicks » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:35 am

Massively pi$$Ed off and in a strop fit about it, frankly.
Stravas business model is in getting their customers to pay for an "upgraded membership" which I did, willingly, then found out they have closed the API to "Fitness Tracker" which was a blackberry App which they themselves had promoted as a (non-supported) way for Blackberry users to use Strava.
Cant even email the .gpx files as my version of Fitness Tracker seems to not be working right and I cant see the ride details of old rides.
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Re: Strava API Rant

Postby Pross » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:53 am

People get far too worked up about Strava from all aspects. It's just a fun app to add a bit of extra fun to a ride or run. Who really cares about it? Stick with the free version and you can't really complain. It's going to be even more of a waste of time for any sort of comparison with others in the future as the leaderboards will all be clogged with people using digital EPO. Just ride your bike and enjoy yourselves rather than getting all upset about something that doesn't matter.

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Re: Strava API Rant

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:11 pm

NapoleonD wrote:Anyone fancy a pint?


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Strava API Rant

Postby 4kicks » Sat Jul 06, 2013 09:59 am

Pross wrote:People get far too worked up about Strava from all aspects. It's just a fun app to add a bit of extra fun to a ride or run. Who really cares about it? Stick with the free version and you can't really complain. It's going to be even more of a waste of time for any sort of comparison with others in the future as the leaderboards will all be clogged with people using digital EPO. Just ride your bike and enjoy yourselves rather than getting all upset about something that doesn't matter.


Of course it doesnt "matter", its only cycling, and I could care less about the competitive element of it as, aside from anything else, right now the KOM holder for the climb outside my house is, erm, Marco Pinotti. Be that as it may Strava was the only was I used to measure my rides and to see how my training is going, I dont want to buy another device (I like the idea of my phone as music system, phone and bike computer all in one, less to forget) and Ive paid for a service which I now cant use...
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Re: Strava API Rant

Postby NapoleonD » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:11 am

Use a free one like training peaks then.
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Re: Strava API Rant

Postby GiantMike » Sat Jul 06, 2013 21:03 pm

Golden Cheetah?
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Re: Strava API Rant

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Sat Jul 06, 2013 21:28 pm

Purple Monkey :lol:
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Re: Strava API Rant

Postby NapoleonD » Sat Jul 06, 2013 22:38 pm

GiantMike wrote:Golden Cheetah?


Is that the nick name given to an over 50 who uses that digital EPO thing to make them look quicker on Strava?
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Re: Strava API Rant

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Sun Jul 07, 2013 15:17 pm

NapoleonD wrote:
GiantMike wrote:Golden Cheetah?


Is that the nick name given to an over 50 who uses that digital EPO thing to make them look quicker on Strava?


:lol: :lol:

I could also tell you what purple monkey is but I'd be banned :lol:
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Re: Strava API Rant

Postby NapoleonD » Sun Jul 07, 2013 15:54 pm

Cleat Eastwood wrote:
NapoleonD wrote:
GiantMike wrote:Golden Cheetah?


Is that the nick name given to an over 50 who uses that digital EPO thing to make them look quicker on Strava?


:lol: :lol:

I could also tell you what purple monkey is but I'd be banned :lol:


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