ConnectStats started in 2011 when I was frustrated at the way I could look at my activities from Garmin on my phone. It has been quite a journey since then. The app has been maintained and enhanced on my free time since then. I am pleased that the app has quite a bit of following and continue to be downloaded regularly on the store.
Brief context about me. I currently run, bike and play tennis. Originally I was more into running and tennis only, but after moving to London, it appeared the best way to get to work was biking, so got into that. The club I joined to play tennis here has a nice swimming pool and when Garmin came out with a swimming watch, I decided to get into that too, but swimming didn’t last. Developing ConnectStats is a hobby for my rare free time, I have a quite demanding full time job and a busy family life too.
I am not very competitive, I run slowly, bike very slowly and swim dreadfully slow. I haven’t yet found the feature to add to ConnectStats to make me faster, but I won’t give up that quest 🙂
The key allocated time to my training is my 10k commute to work. I try to run 4 trips to work a week and bike the rest. So total about 100km per week, and my best known distance is 10k…
I’ll try to post articles about the development of ConnectStats and how I use it to look at my different activities and progress (or lack of), and some other topics related to development and maybe some geeky stuff.