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cy-linder
Pico de Orizaba
Status: Gathering Kudos

I would love to see Flybys also integrated in the STRAVA app. I guess the app is the most used interface to the STRAVA data. Everyone has their mobile phone always available. Wouldn't it be great if I could check my flybys quickly and without a computer while I'm on the road?

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MattS_bsb
Pico de Orizaba

I commented on this as well.  As you said, the app is the most used STRAVA interface where the FlyBy feature isn't visible.  Also, users need to opt into showing up on FlyBys, so I've found it's not nearly as useful as it once was.  In fact, I just checked the FlyBy of a group run I attended yesterday with at least forty to fifty runners - only one (1) other person besides myself showed up.

cy-linder
Pico de Orizaba

Thanks for your comment!

I know that for some time now you have to actively agree to this function, but i would still find it useful to be able to do this in the app if i want to and not have to boot up a computer first.

MattS_bsb
Pico de Orizaba

Agree, and for it to be a worthwhile feature, STRAVA would need to:

1. Explain to users what Flyby is and how to participate.

2. Make it viewable/available on the app.

Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
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lopey66
Shkhara

Flybys has been very popular and it has been a great way to communicate with others, a few years back Strava made changes all our user security/privacy profiles and overrode where they set Flybys to be disabled and notified us with a lovely email that you had to enable it for others to see you on their activities, this is related to privacy data laws around the world.

I would like to think that their could a modified version, where other people identified only as a dot with no name.

This is the generic URL https://labs.strava.com/flyby/viewer/ from there you can pop in your activity ID number.

cy-linder
Pico de Orizaba

Hello @lopey66,

Thanks for your comment!

I am aware of the privacy changes back in the days. I ike and support the opt in instead of opt out option. I am also aware that you will see less people on the flybys map because of this.

But if I made a road bike trip with lots of other road bikers flying by I would like to have the chance to check the flybys in the app to give some kudos and "hellos" with out booting up my pc. I fully understand that both I and others must have explicitly agreed to this function.

Thank you for the link! This is page I know from using the PC version of STRAVA.

eric
Elbrus

Thumbs up from me. I understand why strava put the kibosh on it years ago when someone came out and said stalkers could use it, and it hit the news headlines. But since it's opt-in, it should be OK now. But very few users even know fly-by exists. So I agree with @MattS_bsb  who said:

STRAVA would need to:

1. Explain to users what Flyby is and how to participate.

2. Make it viewable/available on the app.

cy-linder
Pico de Orizaba

@ericthank you for your comment. if you track yourself, upload and share this on whatever online platform, it's always a question of privacy and how do i handle it myself. 
i still remember the incident that the heatmap made facilities visible that better shouldn't...

I totally agree with you and @MattS_bsb. This Feature shoud be explained very clearly (again) and I am still looking forward finding Flybys on the app soon.

anchskier
Pico de Orizaba

I have mixed feelings about the privacy issue regarding flybys.  Whatever people's positions on it, either opt-in or opt-out, Strava messed up with HOW they implemented the change.  They unilaterally changed it so that it was disabled for all users but never said anything about it.  Most people assumed that the feature was removed.  Only a small percentage of people, even now, have figured out that it still exists and you have to go into your privacy settings to re-enable it.  The least Strava could have done when making that change was announce the change and tell people the process to re-enable it if they wanted to.  Changes like that should be announced and explained up front, not done in the dark, behind closed doors.  They essentially ruined what was a great feature.  

I do agree with others that it should be available on the app as well as the desktop version.