Ekidens is a smartphone app that turns running into a fun social experience. Despite the successful trend of running-related apps, and the social trend, running remains a solitary sport.
Using the GPS, Ekidens allows users to engage in real-time running events and game-like jogging activities with friends and thousands of runners around the globe. The app user-experience employs gamification and social tools that imitate the thrill in participating in a real-life marathon. Using the app, users get the extra motivation and the social experience they need to have fun during their running routines - kicking the virtual track.
Our “social running” includes up-to-date audio announcements and statistics about the user and his friends’ progress. Did any of them just break the speed-of-light? Are they running virtually at the same pace together?
Now users can get encouraged by friends and fellow runners who are participating in the race.
Individuals score points, but teams win games!