Longboarding & Apps
We are in the tech age and mobile phones are in continuous evolution. And definitely, one of the most interesting features of nowadays mobiles are their apps. The range of apps is humongous, many are for entertainment but we can also find apps that can make our lives easier.
As a longboarder, I’ve been doing some research in order to find those that could be handy and here is the result of what I found:
Although there are lots of applications for street-skating in the market such as Touchgrind, I Sk8ter, SketerNation, Vans SK8: pool service, Tony Hawk: Trick Tipis, Concrete Wave Magazine … I could only found a few for longboarding.
Bohdana Spot Finder
This app has been made by a longboard manufacturer located in Ottawa, Canada. The software is specifically built to help you find and share great longboarding spots anywhere in the world. You can create new locations with the characteristics of the spot and upload the information.
It’s a shame there aren’t many specific longboarding apps, but there are a bunch that have some features valid for longboarding as well.
Most of them involve a gps software able to calculate and store different routes.
For iPhone users
Wikiloc, a great app for nature sports lovers. Wikiloc is the biggest Internet website of worldwide routes and one of the first references for people looking for new adventures. You can download the app from iTunes and it allows you to create your own gps tracks with your iPhone and upload them very easily. You can also take pictures during the route and your friends would be able to follow your activities on Facebook.
Sports Tracker, another wonderful and complete app you can use it in your iPhone for sharing your run, statistics and pictures. It is recommendable to register on sports Trackers web to have access to a bunch of social options. The graphics and interface are very detailed, clean and neat. This application is free and also available for android.
More options for Android Users:
Trackinglocdroid, an application which allows you the access to the Wikilok database.
OruxMaps, This app works online with many different types of maps: Google maps, OpenStreetMap, Microsoft Maps, etc… If you want to have access to Wikilok database the general recommendation is to import the track that you have already search with other app like Trackinglocdroid.
Also I thought it would be interesting to share with you some Stretching Apps, because we use to forget that stretching our muscles is really important to avoid injuries/soared muscles.
I´m sure there are more apps which longboarders would be happy to know about, if you have any extra tips or information that I might have not found in my research, I´ll be more than happy hear your suggestions
Let’s keep rolling !
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