I had a couple of free evenings – hard to believe but it happened – and decided to try and have some fun with Strava’s API. Here’s what I came up with…
The site will give a list of all the segments I’ve attempted, grouped by various classes of segment. In this view, it orders within each segment by my ranking:
I can also filter those segments to show the ones I’ve never had a good crack at, or the ones where I am just slightly behind the leader, for example:
Then I decided to have some fun with the geolocation services built into iPhone and other mobile browsers (and now some desktop browsers as well!) With this, I hacked up a little page that would show me all the segments within 5km of my current location, plus the all important competitive data to help me decide which segment to go for today!
Main site: http://durdin.net/cookbook/strava/query.php
Mobile site: http://durdin.net/cookbook/strava/nearby.php
No guarantees on these pages – they are setup to work only for my data at present, unless you know the secret incantations to populate the database with your data as well.
Why /cookbook/? Well, because I already had a database setup and libraries for it. In other words, I was being lazy 🙂