Strava released new features today, including the ability to import .gpx files from say, an iPhone. This is a beta release of this functionality, so if you tend to get sweaty palms when contemplating phrases like “file download”, proceed with caution. We will continue working on a smoother process to handle files from mobile apps. You can read more about it here, including step-by-step instructions.
Here is a list of some of the new things on Strava today with attribution to some of our members who suggested we work on these ideas:
- iPhone .gpx file compatibility – see above
- QOM – climb and segment rankings are now designated as QOM or KOM depending on gender. Thanks! Sarah Hagstrom for her kind reminders that “KOM” is not inclusive language.
- ranking view preference settings – in your Profile, you can now choose how you want to see results: Women first, Men first, Overall, or by Club. Thanks! Kathryn Aaker, Sarah Hagstrom and Shannon Cohen.
- ride flagging – have you seen a ride, climb or segment effort anywhere on Strava that looks too good to be true? When this happens you can now click the ‘flag’ link and notify us. Strava will notify you by email when we have resolved the flag. Thanks! Richard Wilson and Lars Blackmore.
- redesigned leaderboard – now has fixed 7-day intervals instead of rolling 7-day with the ability to go back in time. We also removed competitions having to do with Strava “points” (too controversial). Now people with persistence can make it to the top of the list by riding more, not just faster, than everyone else. Thanks! Gary Kenworthy. Leaderboards by gender are coming soon.
- many small fixes for things like favorite climbs, location-based searches, and events administration