At five years on the market, the Danish sports tracking app Endomondo announces it's hit the milestone of 20 million users and over a billion miles of activity. This equals out to each user tracking about 50 miles, which is still pretty impressive if you consider everyone that's downloaded an app and forgotten about it - like one might do with self-improvement apps.
Equally impressive is their claim that they're now reached a state of profitability that allows them to maintain operations and development without the need for outside financing. The main revenue channels have become the subscription solution, called Endomondo Premium, as well as the paid Endomondo PRO app and advertising.
The third annual European Tech Startup Awards (Europas) were held in London last night. Quite a few Nordic and Baltic startups made the list of finalists in several categories again this year and over 40 000 public votes were cast to aid the advisory board in selecting the winners.
Nordic/Baltic highlights from this year's awards included iZettle (winner of Best Commerce, Finance or Payments Startup), Podio (winner of Best Business or Enterprise Startup) and Endomondo (winner of Best Sports, Leisure or Health Startup). Rovio's flock of Angry Birds took home The Europas Hero Award for "kicking ass globally from Europe". Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss of SoundCloud (originally from Sweden) were also named the best founders/co-founders of the year. The Grand Prix Award went to UK-based Peer Index.
Endomondo, the company developing a mobile sports tracker application by the same name, has announced its $2.3 million financing round from Denmark based SEED Capital. Endomondo was launched in September 2008. The company's mobile app has gained substantial traction since February, when we reported it reached a previous significant milestone of 2 million downloads.
Startup Crib is a series of posts dedicated to start-ups' offices. The visual tour around a start-up’s office gives readers a real-life picture of how and where entrepreneurs work and gives a chance to meet the team behind the company. Different offices have their own perks and peculiarities so sit back and enjoy!
This time the company in focus of Startup Cribs is Endomondo, a Copenhagen-based start-up that is developing a sports-tracking application. The app tracks your work-outs in real-time, helps you set up and achieve sports goals, see sports activities of your friends and set up and track competitions. Launched in 2009, Endomondo's app has now received more than 3 million downloads. You can meet their team and see their office in the video below.
Not everybody works out to stay healthy but everyone definitely thinks or dreams of living that athletic lifestyle. All you need is a little encouragements and there are services dedicated to that end. Endomondo Sports Tracker, a mobile app that makes your smartphone a fully loaded personal trainer, is taking up the task of encouraging Wisconsin residents to buckle up for a ride.
Endomondo, a sports community based on real time GPS tracking for trekking, cycling etc has registered another milestone. The Copenhagen based startup was among the 25 developers selected to showcase their talent at the ongoing Google I/O conference. Endomondo Sports Tracker, the mobile app that transforms the mobile device into your pocket trainer can also boast of being the one out of the 100,000 or so apps in the Android Market to be invited for the same.
Endomondo recently announced a partnership with ANT, which means its app is the first Android app to support ANT+ wireless health and fitness devices (previously only iOS supported those). ANT+ supports more than 14 million health and fitness devices that measure heart rate or bike speed and cadence. With Endomondo app users of ANT+ devices can easily collect such data in real-time.
There is a growing number of sports-related apps coming out of the Nordics and Baltics. Endomondo is one such service that has been quietly getting the world hooked on their sports-tracking app since July 2009. The app is designed for people who run, cycle, bike or do any other sports that involve movement across distances. Endomondo converts your phone into a sports tracker-cum-personal coach. Using GPS the app tracks time, distance, speed and calories burnt in real time, generates a map of the work-out route as well as provides audio feedback. Endomondo app has been downloaded more than 2M times and their website has attracted 800 000 registered users.