Walker Tracker News

News and announcements about Walker Tracker’s team, step counter app, community step challenges, and company progress.

12 things you can do with Walker Tracker: 1) Add steps by text message

Hi - this is the first post in a series called: 12 Things You Can Do With Walker Tracker (that you might not have known about) I'm going to run through a few nifty Walker Tracker tricks and explain how each of them work. To see each of the…

Trek to Astoria: Introducing map-based competitions

I'm very thrilled to introduce map-based competitions. We're a big fan of Walker Tracker competitions here. They help you visualize your progress over a period of time. You can compete as a team or as an individual while poking friendly jibes…

National Backwards Day: January 31st

Apparently January 31st is National Backward Day. Of course, we expect all of you to: 1) Walk backwards 2) Start counting from 10,000 steps and end at zero. Best of luck!

iPod Nano Pedometer Survey

Here's the survey we're going to post in our newsletter that goes out tomorrow. Who is using an iPod Nano pedometer? How accurate is it? Are you using Nike+? Should we find a way to automagically pull in the data? iPod Nano Pedometer Survey…

New feature: Add your step count by text message

I'm very excited to introduce: text-message integration! A new Pro feature at Walker Tracker. There are plenty of times where you just want to text your steps in and call it good. Now you can - and you can also check up on your friends,…

Incredibly Scary Walk...(video)

Yesterday I posted about walking some really fun stairs. It seems appropriate to follow that up with an incredibly scary walk. Warning: This video is vertigo-inducing. More information on this walkway, built in 1905 in Spain, is here: Caminito…

Walking stairs made fun (really)

Walker @Destinye pointed us to this great video: Sweet. I want stairs like that in my house.

Global Corporate Challenge

Hi, I'm David and I'm working on Walker Tracker's corporate walking programs initiative. We're fans of the Global Corporate Challenge (http://www.gettheworldmoving.com/). It's ending this week, and so what do you do the rest of the year? At…

What's new?

We did a pretty big update to the Walker Tracker code base last night. So, what's new? A lot of what was changed isn't visible. A ton of small bugs were fixed, code was consolidated and refactored and the groundwork was laid for new, cool stuff…

Scheduled downtime at 4pm Pacific

Hi all - We're going to have a scheduled downtime for approximately 30 minutes starting at 4pm today for updates and maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience. See you on the other side.