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MattS_bsb
Pico de Orizaba
Status: Gathering Kudos

Seeing the new features rolled out is great, but there's still work to be done matching functionality between app and website.  Ideally, if it's important enough to exist in one, it should also be in the other.  Examples:

1. Adding Gear: Given that STRAVA now has so many activity categories, it would be nice to add gear other than shoes and bikes; I log roughly 20 miles per week on a Concept2 rower, and would like to aggregate that data in the app/website.

2. Segment creation/searching/exploring:  Searching is clunky on the app, but very intuitive on the website, and creation of segments is only available through the website.

3. Course Creation/searching/exploring: Similar to Segments, creation is somewhat cumbersome on the app to the point where folks just don't use it; I make it a point to only create routes on the website for the sake of my own sanity.  In dire straits, I actually prefer the CityStrides route builder over that of either STRAVA or Garmin Connect apps.

4. FlyBy:  This was once an awesome function, albeit only really viewable from the website, and since STRAVA changed their privacy policies making the user default as 'opted out', it's essentially unused.  Also, FlyBy isn't widely advertised as a feature, and not obvious to app users that it even exists.

5. Muting Activities:  An activity can only be muted through the app, and not the website.

6. Managing Goals:  Currently only Running, Cycling, and Swimming distance goals can be viewed/managed through the website, but other activities like Rowing can be viewed/managed through the app.

7. Choosing Favorite Athletes/Activity Alerts:  Designation of specific friends/athletes as "favorites" and opting into notifications of their activities is only available through the app.

8. Although not available on either the website or the app, the ability to simply edit your comment on someone's activity would be very helpful, and seems like pretty low-hanging fruit.

13 Comments
CreakyCrank
Elbrus

YES!  I often find myself trying to do something on the mobile app that is 'web only' and vice versa.  I think feature parity is critical (especially given that the 'younger generations' are primarily mobile only, and some of the, uh... not as young, are more likely to use laptops/computers).  

Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Soren
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cy-linder
Pico de Orizaba

Hello @MattS_bsb,

very good ideas!!
I also raised a feature suggestion regarding the missing flyby feature in the app (Flybys feature in the app).

I also like your suggestion to add and edit the gear we use in STRAVA. I would also love to see the opportunity to add and edit the parts of my bike like it is possible on the website.

The possibilty to edit comments I did would be very helpfull especially in case of type faults.

@Soren: Would i be helpfull to raise seperate feature suggestions for each of the 8 points above?

Soren
Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

@cy-linder honestly, yes. It would be much better to enlist each suggestion individually. 

cy-linder
Pico de Orizaba

Thanks @Soren.

@MattS_bsbwould you mind to raise single suggestions for each of your good points above?

CreakyCrank
Elbrus

I do understand the desire to have each feature individually listed for voting, but honestly, if we had app/web parity, we wouldn't have to... each feature would just exist everywhere and we could simply just ask for a feature.  Do we have to specify in our feature suggestions which platform we want it on?  Can we get some level of commitment (going forward) that features would be developed cross-platform? 

My concern is that we put in a request for "gear that does x", and then it gets implemented on only 1 platform, and not necessarily the one that the original poster wanted, so then they put in another request to also have that feature on a specific platform.

rsmacleod
Mt. Kenya

I have a nice list of bikes on Strava and appreciate this feature.  But I also paddle different kayaks and would like to include the specific boat I am using.  Is this a possible feature for Strava to add?

Also, thanks for the relatively new ability to mark kayaking as an activity on the Apple Watch app!  I got tired of pretending I could walk on water 😉

Cheers, Rob

Jane
Strava
Strava

Hi Rob,

Thank you for your post and sharing your ideas.   We've had a similar suggestion here:

https://communityhub.strava.com/t5/feature-suggestions/strava-app-website-transparency/idi-p/391

Feel free to vote (kudo) on that post and we look forward to hearing more comments and ideas from you.

CreakyCrank
Elbrus

@rsmacleod - but walking on water seems like a neat trick 🙂

PoppyRex
Shkhara

in the android mobile app you can see how many times I have ridden a segment, on the PC you cannot see how many times I have ridden a segment.

Both the mobile app and the PC version should display the same information, zimple, consistent