By now most of you have probably seen our new homepage. Not only does it look different from a design perspective, but it has a couple new logos on it (namely Garmin and EveryTrail). These new integrations are part of our quest to be device-agnostic and allow people to get rewards for exercise regardless of which device or app they prefer. Plus we can now give you points for exercise other than running.
For the uninitiated, Garmin is the industry leader in developing GPS devices. Their line of products for runners is a watch called Forerunner and their line of products for cyclists is a device called Edge. They have a dedicated website called Garmin Connect which allows you to see a history of your activities and share them.
EveryTrail is a mobile app that can be downloaded to iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry phones. They offer a free version and a paid version of the app. It uses your phone’s GPS functionality to track your pace and distance, and presents your activities in an elegant format both in the app and on the website. Please visit the EveryTrail website to learn more.
Thanks to these additions, Earndit will now reward you for running, walking, cycling, kayaking and skating.
We always knew we’d have to revamp our homepage to accommodate new services we add to the program. We also wanted to make it possible for someone to engage with Earndit before asking them to join. Hence we decided to change the homepage and signup flow together in one fell swoop. Now newcomers to the site can enter their Nike+, Garmin Connect or EveryTrail login info and immediately see how many points they’ve already earned with Earndit. Only then are they prompted to join.
We hope you guys will try out Garmin and/or EveryTrail. We will be continuously adding new devices and apps to the system. And we hope you guys like the new homepage.