The next update to Windows Phone exclusive Track Runner is going to include some Uber integration. Track Runner is one of our favorite running apps on Windows Phone, and its next update is about to make it even better.
The next update to Track Runner should be out in a few days. This update will introduce the ability to add custom distances to the pacer and improved Facebook sharing. Support for additional heart rate sensors has been added as well.
This update will also include an experimental feature – Uber integration. The Track Runner team looked at their data and noticed runs were ending further away from their starting location. With this new experimental feature, you can just run as far as you'd like (and in any direction) and have an Uber ready to pick you up and take you home.
Update: To clarify, the update due out in a few days will include the custom distances for the pacer and improved Facebook sharing. The experimental Uber features will be in the available sometime in the next few weeks.
Here are some of the experimental Uber features you can look forward to testing out:
- "Uber @ finish line": Thanks to our track recognition and the pacer, an Uber car is dispatched automatically to your projected finishing location, waiting to take you home after your run.
- "Surrender to Uber": If your pacer training is not going as expected, soften the blow with a royal trip home.
- Uber me home: Just run and order an Uber with one tap whenever you're ready.
And just like that Track Runner made another case to be the best running app on Windows Phone. We could see the Uber integration coming in handy if you're visiting another city and go for a nice long run. It would be pretty liberating just to run without worrying about turning around at some halfway point just to end up where you started.
Anyone interesting in trying out the Uber integration in the next Track Runner update?
Source: Track Runner