A few years ago, we spent a hiking trip in Scotland. Looking for a suitable app to record our hikes we learned that the existing apps on the market did have too many annoying advertising pop ups or one had to register without knowing what will happen to the data. Therefore, it was clear to us as hikers and software engineers: A new fitness app needs to be developed. Our app should be free of charge, free of advertising and the user should have full control of their data at any time. The app should have similar functionality and quality of existing apps and additionally detailed statistical analysis of the data on the mobile without data transfer to a server. It also should have data import and export with other programs such as Google Earth. We were so excited by this idea that we spent more time conceptualizing this app then hiking.
In 2014 the new Sportractive app was ready to launch. The name captures all the things the app is about: "sport", "active", "track" and "attractive". Sportractive is the GPS tracking app for all your fitness activities like walking, running, jogging, hiking, cycling, mountain biking and many more. It helps you to stay motivated and reach your training goals faster by tracking, monitoring and analyzing your personal fitness performance.