3D maps, video overlays and more on new Strava app directory

Strava highlights 200 of the 18,000 apps based on its API

Strava has become such a social media behemoth that it has spawned an entire ecosystem of apps based on its API (application program interface). So today Strava announced its new App Directory, which showcases 200 of the 18,000 apps that present Strava data in various ways.

I have enjoyed a few of the Strava-based apps, like VeloViewer for 3D elevation presentations of my rides, or, back before Garmin decided to really acknowledge that Strava was a thing, Tapiriik, which synced my data between Garmin Connect, Strava and TrainingPeaks.

VeloViewer crunches your Strava data and spits out all sorts of fun graphics
VeloViewer crunches your Strava data and spits out all sorts of fun graphics

One funny one that popped up recently is Earn Your Name, which looks at your Strava data and gives you a nickname. (It called me 'Winnebago.' That's just not friendly!)

Here are a few others in the Strava App Directory.

Visualizers 

  • Velo Viewer - various 3D representations of your rides 
  • Cycliq - overlays your Strava data on Fly12 video clips
  • Storyteller – constructs a story around your Strava data
  • Relive – creates 3D videos of your rides, including stats and photos you posted on Strava

Charity 

Performance 

  • Wattsboard - power-meter training analysis
  • My Wind Sock -   weather forecasts and histories, including wind conditions when KOMs were set (UK TT riders, check this one out)
  • Segment Ninja –  pairs segments with wind forecasting to show KOM/QOM hunters when and where they might win

Check out the full list on Strava.com/apps. And hey, why not join BikeRadar's Strava Club?

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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