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Strava Android Beta program

Matt Laroche
asked this on July 15, 2014, 11:36 AM

Hi, I'm Matt, an engineer on the Android team here at Strava. We love having users test out our new features before they're released to the full set of Strava users - it makes the product better for all.  If you want to try out what we're working on before the public release, and don't mind the occasional bug or not-quite-there-yet feature, we'd love to have you on our Beta track.

We're running our Beta program through Google Play. Your regular Strava app will update more frequently, especially as we're approaching a public release.

To sign up for the Beta program:

Please send feedback on the betas to If you are a Beta user and contact support, please let them know that you're in the Beta program.



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Hatem Kotb

I just joined & I'm so eager to try the 4.4 update, specifically the one for direct upload of photos.

March 19, 2015, 2:55 AM
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Matt Laroche


4.1.7 is a bugrelease beta for us.

August 13, 2014, 5:06 AM
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Patrick Franks

Hi Elle,

How do we know that we're receiving the beta versions? I've opt in as per the instructions but don't seem to get updates any more regularly.


Currently on version 4.1.7

August 13, 2014, 4:25 AM
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Elle Anderson
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Please subscribe to this post for a discussion on ANT+ support on the Android platform:

Thanks for your feedback! 

@Chris - perhaps you are looking to add your vote to this feature suggestion?

You can also add any feature suggestions you'd like in our section for this:

August 5, 2014, 5:25 PM
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Chris Bates

Is there a way for us to make feature requests for Strava on android, I would love to see a lock screen widget so I can just hit the power button and see basic stats without having to unlock the phone.

July 31, 2014, 11:25 AM
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Patrick Gray
Well said James. I have read many comments concerning the lack of support for Ant+for android. To my knowledge far more people utilize the android platform than apple. Why not give the people what they want instead of forcing android users to use your service in a round about manner?
July 27, 2014, 7:54 PM
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James McPherson

I came across which piqued my interest - if you could do ANT/ANT+ support for the iphone 2 years ago, why can't you do it for Android today?

July 20, 2014, 5:20 PM
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Mike Renkosiak

I'll throw my hat in on being a Beta tester.  Love me some beta programs!

July 18, 2014, 9:53 AM
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Matt Laroche
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We will be using the "What's new in this release" on Google Play to communicate changes.

July 16, 2014, 6:41 AM
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Mattias E.

Will you post some sort of "releasenotes" for the betas in the Google Group, so we know what to look for and give feedback on?

July 16, 2014, 4:44 AM