Toolbox For Strava Awarded With 2nd Place At The Strava Developer Challenge!

October 7th, 2016

This September, I took part to a competition promoted by Strava, the world famous sport tracker and social network for athletes, to showcase the innovation and authenticity of the developer community using their API. Of course I joined this Developer Challenge with my personal project, Toolbox For Strava.

Of the nearly 100 submissions, the Strava team created a shortlist with the top 25. Then the top 5 were selected by Ben Lowe, creator of the amazing VeloViewer; Mark Shaw and Mark Gainey, Strava’s CTO and CEO; and Ariel Poler, a member of Strava’s board of directors.

Strava Developer Challenge 2016

On October 5th, the winners were announced on the official Strava blog and Toolbox For Strava was awarded with the second prize! This is a great news for my project, because of the high visibility generated by the blog post and subsequent buzz on the social networks: in a couple of days, the connected users jumped from about 34K to over 40K!  I will also receive a Garmin EDGE 520 (cool, I was thinking to buy it…), a jersey signed by Ted King and a free Strava Premium membership for one year.

A personal thanks to all the people supporting the project with ideas, suggestions, donations, beta-testing and encouragement: your appreciation represents for me a fuel to spend part of my (rare) free time in growing Toolbox For Strava. So, stay tuned and be ready for new features: I’m working on them!

One Comment on "Toolbox For Strava Awarded With 2nd Place At The Strava Developer Challenge!"

  1. José Peixoto says:

    Very good, congratulations Marcello !

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