Runtastic offers gathering and managing sports data and linking like-minded people!!
Runtastic is an international mobile fitness company that combines traditional fitness with mobile applications, social networking and elements of gamification as a logical reaction to the Quantified Self movement. Runtastic develops apps, hardware products, and services, such as: online training logs, detailed data analysis, comparisons to other users, and many more functions to help users improve their overall fitness.
The initial idea was born during a project at the FH Hagenberg in Austria (University of Applied Science) for tracking sailboat races. As the target group was too small, the founders decided to focus on more popular sports, such as: running, biking, or walking. Subsequently, Florian Gschwandtner, Christian Kaar, René Giretzlehner, and Alfred Luger founded the company, Runtastic, in October 2009 in Linz, Austria.