VeloViewer

VeloViewer is a  new site out there, one of the first to start using the Strava API. Early days but some good stuff already, such as seeing loads of Strava stats in graph form and a cool little ‘signature’ image of the type pioneered by SETI/BOINC:

Mike Lowndes's Strava summary

Mike Lowndes’s Strava summary

Hmm, nice. They do need to fix the apostrophy fail though.

Much more geeky than the standard Strava widget and an image not an iFrame, so more compatible with blogging sites and forums. I can’t use the Strava widget on this blog for instance as its hosted at WordPress.

To start using VeloViewer you need your Strava ID, which is at the end of the URL for your Profile page. Then you need to import your data, which is a ‘bulk’ import done in real time – so you need to wait a little (pretty much like Strava ‘Crop Ride’ makes you wait). The maps use Open Source mapping, which is in some ways a little easier to use than the ubiquitous Google Maps, and in future they could use the ‘cycling’ map data for better off-road mapping.

Even more geeky, VeloViewer links to a segment history analyser by Johnathan O’Keeffe:

e.g. Up Bond End (in my original hometown) http://www.jonathanokeeffe.com/strava/segmentDetails.php?segmentId=1090222

Now I just need to regain some of those KOMs lost over the summer! Simples…

#kom, #strava, #veloviewer