Runkeeper

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Runkeeper
Corporate logo of Runkeeper (FitnessKeeper, Inc.).png
Original author(s)FitnessKeeper
Developer(s)ASICS
Initial release2008; 11 years ago (2008)
Stable release
Android10.0 / October 23, 2019; 21 days ago (2019-10-23)[1]
iOS9.13.4 / October 14, 2019; 30 days ago (2019-10-14)[2]
Operating systemAndroid 6+, 11.2+
Size56.57 MB (Android), 164.4 MB (iOS)
Available inBritish/UK English, American English, Spanish (Latin America), Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Korean, and Simplified Chinese [3]
TypeFitness
LicenseProprietary
Alexa rankDecrease 51,671 (Global,October 2019)[4]
Websiterunkeeper.com

Runkeeper is a GPS fitness-tracking app for iOS and Android launched in 2008.[5][6][7] In late 2011, Runkeeper secured $10 million in a Series B financing, led by Spark Capital.[8] In February 2016, Runkeeper was acquired by ASICS.[9][10]

Functions[edit]

Runkeeper tracks fitness activities such as walking, running and cycling using device's GPS sensor[11], 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[edit]

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.[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Runkeeper - GPS Track Run Walk APKs". APKMirror. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  2. ^ "Runkeeper—GPS Running Tracker". App Store. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  3. ^ "What Languages Does Runkeeper Support?". ASICS Runkeeper Help Center. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  4. ^ "Alexa - Runkeeper Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic". www.alexa.com. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  5. ^ "The Technology That Created a New Generation of Runners". Retrieved 2017-01-06.
  6. ^ "RunKeeper: Product and app development by Raizlabs". Raizlabs. 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  7. ^ "RunKeeper - App Developer". Raizlabs. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  8. ^ "(Founder Stories) Runkeeper: Striving To Becoming The Facebook For Health". Techcrunch. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  9. ^ "RunKeeper acquired by sportswear giant Asics". VentureBeat. 2016-02-12. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  10. ^ "Fitness App Runkeeper To Be Acquired By Running Shoe Maker ASICS". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  11. ^ Shannon Powell Hart (2012-12-04). "Best free apps - kvue.com Austin". kvue.com Austin. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  12. ^ Carlon, Kris (13 May 2016). "Runkeeper is secretly tracking you around the clock and sending your data to advertisers". Android Authority. Android Authority. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 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.

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