Category Archives: Technology

Android Wear 2.0

Android Wear 2.0

We are pleased to announce that Ski Tracks for Android Version 1.3.7 now supports Android Wear 2.0.

This version provides the following features.

  1. Start/Stop of Ski Tracks Phone App.
  2. Last Run Details.
  3. Full Ski Day Summary.
  4. Altimeter.

We would like to thank our partners at Casio for their support and access to their amazing F20 ProTrek Smart Watches.

Our Cloud Services

Server Maintenance

System Status: OK

Behind every great application now sits an increasingly complex set of server technologies and at Core Coders we are no different. Last season we moved to a new platform and service provider. This year we are increasing our server capabilities to add new features to our applications.

If you experience any issues with Sessions, Login or Backup or Restore please ensure you are now running the latest version of our apps.

Our current servers offer the following to all our customers.

  • Secure & Free unlimited storage of activity data and attached photographs.

This season we will rolling out our new services including

  • Groups & Leaderboards
  • Locate Your Friends

Update Ski Tracks and Bike Tracks

To access our new services you must be running the latest version of our applications.

The latest versions of our apps can be downloaded from here.

Ski Tracks Android v1.3.7 

Ski Tracks iOS 1.6.3

Ski Tracks Lite iOS 1.6.3

Bike Tracks iOS 1.2.5

Apple Watch Series 2

When Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 2 we were interested in how we might use the new features of this exciting edition to the Apple Watch range.

As it turns out the GPS on the series 2 is very good, with very quick location and good battery life.

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Ski Tracks application on Apple Watch

Ski Tracks and Bike Tracks already support  the current Apple Watch and we have been able to get fantastic battery life with users enjoying an all day experience.

This season we will be releasing an update to our support for Apple Watch allowing Ski Tracks to use either your phone GPS or the Watch GPS.

Ski Tracks App Statistics

We get asked a lot for Ski Tracks statistics so we thought we would share some of the main numbers with you. Before we go through the statistics we would like to thank all our customers – we could have not done it without you.

Total Downloads

In the past 5 years we have had a total downloads of Ski Tracks in the region of 2.4 million downloads. Ski Tracks is regularly top in its category across most countries that have Winter Sports. In the height of the season it is regularly in the top 10 overall app in the US, Canada, UK and much of Europe.

Yearly Usage

This figure has increased every year and now has nearly 1.2 million unique users starting Ski Tracks every year.

Monthly Usage

Mid season we generally have between 300,000 – 350,000 unique users starting Ski Tracks making it the most used Ski application in the world.

Daily Usage

Mid season we generally have between 40,000 – 45,000 unique  users starting Ski Tracks every morning as they go and up the mountain.

 Our Cloud Backup

Our online cloud system has only been operational for less than a year and in that time we have recorded.

12+ Million miles of Skiing, with 5.6 Billion Vertical Feet, with nearly 1 million Ski Days.

This season we are aiming at least doubling these numbers. We will give a live update on the site as soon as the 2017 Ski Season starts.