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now we have entered the age of Socialization of Sports.

The Appsters Awards were held for the first time on 2nd October 2012, in association with Apps World in London. runtastic was nominated for the short list in the category of Best use of Location 2012.

The London 2012 Olympics were the first so-called ‘Socialympics’ due to the huge impact of Social Media. During events people across the world were united in cheering on the athletes and now we have entered the age of Socialization of Sports. With runtastic the role of cheering and being motivated is just a mouse click away no matter where you are in the world. Share your activities and friends can see where you are and cheer you on ‘Live’. The nomination in the category of Best use of Location 2012 of Appsters Awards acknowledges runtastic’s unique approach to the use of location information.

Using GPS information runtastic apps make the following features available:

- Mapping : show your current position and track your route on maps
- Live Tracking and Cheering : viral feature that help builds and social online community
- Earth View : watch your activity using Google Earth View in 3D (Android Version) -

In addition, the following features make runtastic apps unique:

- Localization : available in 18 languages and voice feedback in 5 languages
- Auto Pause : detects pauses like waiting for a green light or tying your shoe
- Colored Trace : see your performance by pace, speed, heart rate or elevation with different colors (Android Version) -

runtastic GPS Fitness and Exercise Tracker (iOS)

runtastic (Android)

About runtastic

runtastic is a leading mobile health and fitness company whose products make exercise easy and fun. runtastic combines an application platform, hardware device, and an online service which together create a fitness and health ecosystem that can measure any activity data. With over 12.5 million downloads and 4.4 million registered users, this community has already completed more than 250 million kilometers, which is over 650x the distance from the Earth to the Moon or 1.6x the distance from the Earth to the Sun.

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Contact info

Company: runtastic GmbH
Contact Person: Tomoe Himukai
Address: Pluskaufstrasse 7, Business Center 4061 Pasching bei Linz, Austria
Telephone: 0043 699 1162 6020

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