New features include real-time leaderboard, “check-in” technology and superior mapping functionality.
At one time or another you or a friend have “mapped your run” or “mapped your ride”, and beginning today there’s a whole lot more you can do in addition to those those things.
MapMyFITNESS announced the launch of a completely rebuilt platform with several new features for its portfolio of online fitness websites, including an innovative feature called Courses, one of the most advanced integrations of Google Maps’ API, and a fresh look and feel. Courses will span five primary categories of sports, including cycling, running, walking, hiking and winter sports, as well as hundreds of subcategory specialty activities like cross-country skiing and unicycling.
Courses now provides athletes or all levels along with casual enthusiasts an unprecedented leaderboard and “check-in” technology, and will be available initially through a private beta test for first 100,000 users who sign up at new.mapmyfitness.com/maps/courses. In addition to the introduction of Courses, MapMyFITNESS’ new features include the latest mapping technology from Google. MapMyFITNESS is the only online fitness service to offer Google API 3 maps integration, which enables users to create new Courses directly from their iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile or iPad. The Google API 3 integration also provides route details like traffic patterns and temperature in real-time, which will help users better plan and experience activities. The new site, which provides fitness enthusiasts five-times-faster performance, is now available to everyone at new.mapmyfitness.com, and widespread access to Courses will be offered later this summer.
“With more than 9 million registered users, we are the largest and fastest growing fitness tracking community,” said Richard Jalichandra, chief executive officer of MapMyFitness. “We’re very excited to keep innovating and improving our tools for people of all levels to improve their fitness, nutrition and overall health, and today’s launch offers both cutting edge technology and ease of use design.”
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