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|Operating system||Android 6+, 11.2+|
|Size||56.57 MB (Android), 164.4 MB (iOS)|
|Available in||British/UK English, American English, Spanish (Latin America), Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Korean, and Simplified Chinese |
|Alexa rank||51,671 (Global,October 2019[update])|
Runkeeper is a GPS fitness-tracking app for iOS and Android launched in 2008. In late 2011, Runkeeper secured $10 million in a Series B financing, led by Spark Capital. In February 2016, Runkeeper was acquired by ASICS.
Runkeeper tracks fitness activities such as walking, running and cycling using device's GPS sensor, once an activity completed Runkeeper provides basic statistics of that activity. Periodically, Runkeeper offers Runkeeper Challenge which require completing defined workout within the time limit.
Runkeeper offers premium subscription Runkeeper Go which provides more detailed statistics of the activity, performance comparison, training plans.
Criticism and controversy
In May 2016, the Runkeeper software came to the attention of the Norwegian Consumer Council for breaching European data protection laws. It is alleged to continue tracking user's locations after the application is terminated and to share this information with advertisers in ways that exceed the bounds of the application's terms and conditions.
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The NCC's investigation into Runkeeper discovered that user location data is tracked around the clock and gets transmitted to a third party advertiser in the U.S. called Kiip.me.