Team Sky iPhone app powered by Map My Tracks now live
Since announcing our partnership with Sky Pro Cycling earlier this year we have been busy behind the scenes developing a range of products for Team Sky. One of these products is the new Team Sky iPhone app that features team news, race details, rider profiles and a dedicated training app for cyclists to use on their rides.
As well as all the fan-based information the Team Sky iPhone app seamlessly integrates with the Map My Tracks website and allows cyclists to share their rides in real-time with others around the world. The app is available to download from the App Store.
The app has been designed and developed by Tinderhouse, the parent company of Map My Tracks.
The official press release is as follows:
Team Sky launch iPhone app for cycling fans
An official Team Sky App for iPhone and iPod Touch, which keeps cycling fans up-to-date with all of the action surrounding pro cycling’s newest team and includes, for the first time, pro rider tracking, launches today.
The Team Sky App, created in partnership with Map My Tracks, features all the latest race and rider news as well as up-to-date photo galleries that give an insight into the team’s daily activities. Race reports, including the Vuelta a España, give fans immediate access to reviews, news and photos from the day’s activities. Also included are details of all the forthcoming SkyRide events held around the country on closed roads.
The Team Sky App is the first app to use an embedded version of OutFront within the app. The OutFront all-sport GPS computer, from Map My Tracks, is a comprehensive training and tracking app that lets cycling fans, as well as Team Sky pro riders, track and share their rides live for others to follow on the web. For the first time, fans can follow their favourite riders live or replay a training ride, all from within the app.
Team Sky is at the forefront when it comes to talking to their fans and using social media to keep fans informed. The Team Sky app takes things one step further with Twitter and Facebook integration that lets the pro team riders notify their followers as soon as they start riding so they don’t miss out on the action. Once live, followers can watch their progress on the app or online at mapmytracks.com.
When not out riding, users of the Map My Tracks powered tools can access their activities on the mapmytracks.com website that provides a range of helpful tools to keep track your performance. With an active community of sports enthusiasts that includes cyclists from around the world, Map My Tracks lets you share rides and compare the performance against thousands of other rides and routes. The F1-style performance telemetry lets users measure speed, pace, calories burned, elevation gain or loss and much more while out on their rides.
The launch of the Team Sky App,will mean that participants of the forthcoming Sky Rides can benefit from the same technology as the Team Sky pro riders and track their rides for others to follow in real time.
The Team Sky iPhone App is a free app and will be available to download next week from the Apple App store. Access to the training tools powered by Map My Tracks is available to iPhone 3, iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 users as a one-off purchase for £2.99. iPod users get all the latest news and features from the team but due to the lack of GPS in the iPod the training tools are not available.
The Team Sky iPhone app includes:
- Latest team news and all the latest cycling news from Sky Sports
- Team and rider profiles with up-to-date news, rides and photos and training rides
- Race news, photos, standing and guides
- Training tools powered by Map My Tracks with real-time tracking
- Latest features, blogs and photos from Team Sky
- Sky Ride event information details
Download the Team Sky iPhone App.