News & Tips|Oct. 23, 2019, 2:20 a.m. | 3
Fall Updates: NEW Android App, Web, iOS Updates + More
We are excited to announce several updates to the Trackster platform, including our brand new & improved features to help all teams, coaches, and athletes make the most of their miles!
When Trackster was first started in 2015, we had one goal: to help runners and coaches get the most out of their miles. While there were plenty of online training logs and coaching platforms out there, we felt that none of them fulfilled all the needs of teams, individual athletes, and coaches. We wanted to combine the best aspects of training logs, social media feeds, and coaching tools in one, easy to use, free platform.
Since then we have worked to build the best product to enhance all runners’ training experience, no matter their ability, level of competition, or training environment. From NCAA team title contenders to people just getting back into the sport and everyone in between, we have been a part of thousands of easy runs, hard workouts, struggles, and triumphs. We have continued to learn about what athletes, teams, and coaches need in a training platform, and we are excited to share our latest updates to help you better celebrate the run with Trackster!
Android Version of Trackster is LIVE!
“When is the Android version going to come out?” is a question we get a lot at Trackster, from YouTube comments to Instagram DMs. Well, we heard you loud and clear, and are excited to announce that our first ever Android version is LIVE!
All of the features you love about the Trackster iOS app, plus all of our new and updated features, are finally available to our Android-using runners and coaches! Head over to the Google Play store and check it out!
Web App Update
In addition to our new Android app, we rebuilt our web app from the ground up! We understand how crucial it is that our users, whether it be coaches or athletes, have the best user experience when posting training, writing workouts, or checking stats on the web.
Our beta testers all gave our new web updates two thumbs up, so Click here to visit and check out our improvements. Access from any web browser on any laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
We have two new GPS updates on all features!
First, Garmin and Polar watch activities can now automatically be posted to Trackster! Just go to Settings, sync your device, and turn on the "Auto Post" switch and every time you finish a session on your watch it will be automatically uploaded to Trackster.
Additionally, all Garmin posts now will feature a route preview with the post, with an interactive map view of all Garmin activity embedded in training log posts!
Coaching/ Training Plans Feature Updates
Whether you are coaching high school cross country or running an online coaching business, there aren’t many coaching and training platforms that meet all of your needs while remaining affordable. That is why we have made SIX new additions and updates to our Training Plans feature to make Trackster the best 100% free platform for teams and coaches!
📆 Team Calendar
Athletes and coaches can now view their team’s activity by date with our Team Training Calendar! View weekly and monthly calendars populated with each athlete’s training posts on your team’s page!
📪 Team and Individual Weekly Review Email
Accountability is key in any team or training program. That is why we added in Weekly Review emails for Teams and Individuals. At the end of every week of training, Trackster will send individuals their weekly stats, including their mileage, number of runs, and their scheduled training vs. actual training. Additionally, teams also receive review emails with stats for the whole group! Accountability has never been easier!
💸 Integrated In-App Payment Processing
We have fully integrated Stripe, the best online payment software, into our platform! Just go to Settings, click on the Stripe icon, and connect your bank account or debit card to Trackster to easily process payments through the app! Whether you want to sell event-specific training plans or need to take payments for individualized online coaching, Trackster makes the business of coaching easy and simple all within our platform!
📎 Export Training Plans as Document
Want to save your training plans on your device or share them with others? Now you can on Trackster! We updated the Training Plans feature to allow for users to export their training calendar to a CSV document! Whether you just prefer to view your training schedule in a spreadsheet format or you want to save and share your training with others, our latest update gives you the freedom to view and share schedules how you want to! Additionally, you can also view your
👩🏫 Coach’s Page/ Custom Plan Request
One of the purposes of Trackster is to function as a digital marketplace for coaches and athletes to be able to browse different training plans and coaching services. Any coach on Trackster now has their own page showing the training plans they currently offer! Additionally, athletes can now request custom training plans from coaches through their page on Trackster!
🏆 Easy to Send Invitations to Join Teams
Any coach can now send an email invitation to athletes to join their team on Trackster with a simple sign up link they can use to join the app and automatically be added to your team!
NEW Meets Feature
It can be annoying and difficult trying to find entries, heat sheets, and results for meets, especially local competitions like dual or league meets. Timing services usually have old and unreliable websites. That’s why Trackster now has a Meets feature, which allows for you to easily update entries and heat sheets, upload pictures or videos to the meet page, and post and view results, all on our app!
The Trackster Store is Back!
After a brief hiatus, you can once again purchase Trackster merch at https://www.trackster.store! Help support the best free running app by purchasing swaggy Trackster branded gear!
We are excited to expand our platform to accommodate all runners, teams, and coaches no matter their mobile device preference or training set up. Stay tuned over the next week for some more product announcements!
Find a bug or have some thoughts about these updates?? We’d LOVE to hear from you! Email us about bugs or with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win free Trackster gear.