Hold on to your own data, now you know why

September 6, 2011

I quite like Nike+ when I first use it couple of years back. It was easy, just grab your shoes with the sensor inside and iPod Touch, hit the road and run. The Nike+ site wasn’t that impressive then it was slow and best illustration of why Mr Jobs didn’t like Flash.

A while ago after Nike+ launched the Nike+ GPS app for iPhone I thought their site will be rewritten to run on HTML 5 soon, they haven’t yet for some reasons! As Tim Cook of Apple sits on Nike’s Board they must have a plan right? As a user I want to see my charts, graphs, stats, splits …. I want everything in my most expensive Apple gadget I paid for.

I later turned to iPhone app such as RunKeeper and recently a even better app iSmoothRun which allows me to own my data in my hand.

According to this post:

Jayme Martin, VP and GM of Nike Running, has emailed a letter to Nike+ users, apologizing for the platform’s performance over the past few months. He says that Nike is aware of a number of issues that have been affecting its users, including problems logging in, syncing devices, sharing runs and editing profiles.

“Just like you, we hold ourselves to incredibly high standards,” writes Martin, “and right now Nike+ isn’t living up to them.”

I’m still a Nike+ user but I didn’t get this email.

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