This morning we launched the latest version of our Android and iPhone apps and this is our biggest update yet! Amazing topo maps, improved location-based searches, a revamped home screen, geo-tagged photos, and in-app account management are just the start. And from now until May 1, the paid version of our apps will be on sale for $1.99 (normally $3.99). An ad-supported free version is available on both platforms but does not include the topo maps (everything else is identical).
Today also marks the launch of the Singletracks Trail Challenge, a competition that rewards mountain bikers for logging as many rides and unique trails as possible. Riders earn badges and even prizes for checking in and we’ve integrated the check-ins with popular Singletracks features like wishlists, my trails lists, trail condition reporting, and the ridelog.
Each badge has its own leaderboard so you can see how you stack up with other riders in terms of the number of trails you’ve ridden, the locations of the trails you’ve ridden, and the frequency of your rides. Some badges–like the Night Rider badge–are based on the time of day you ride. Others–like the Sheriff–reward the rider who has logged the most rides at an individual trail system.
You can view all the available badges here. Click a badge to find out how to earn it, view the leaderboard, and track your progress.
Previous trail check-ins do not count toward the Singletracks Trail Challenge with two exceptions: The Sheriff and Pioneer badges. If you want to dig into more details about the challenge, check out this support doc (we’ll continue to update this as we roll out more features.)
Ok, enough chit chat–get out and start exploring!