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By Rainer Werner
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About this project

Our idea - The GhostRide App

With GhostRide, we want to provide ambitious athletes with an app, perfectly designed to monitor your training and compete with your personal best times. It is suited for any kind of activity, whether it’s running, cycling, skating or rowing.

Your iPhone or Apple Watch tracks your route and collects data about pace, heart rate and geolocation. Once you finished the run, you can now challenge yourself to a race. The next time you take on the same route, your former best time will be represented by the ghost. While running, your device gives you a live feedback on your distance to the ghost as well as a heart rate monitor to warn you when your pulse gets too high.

24 seconds ahead of the ghost... good run... :-)
24 seconds ahead of the ghost... good run... :-)

Furthermore, the application will provide a detailed analysis after your run.

On a map, the athlete can compare his position, heart rate, pace and time to his ghost at any point of the route.

Probably your favorite route?
Probably your favorite route?

It also contains a GPX export function. The GPS data, including pulse, can be exported from your iPhone via e-mail or uploaded to your Dropbox or iCloud. Hereby it’s easy to archive your training sessions.  

Monetization

The app will be available to everyone free of charge. In the free version, there will be a limit of only one reference record. An in-app purchase allows you to upgrade to „GhostRide Pro“ at any time. 

Current development

We have tested the technical feasibility, developed the UI concept and programmed a first prototype for the Apple Watch Series 2. These were tested by athletes under realistic conditions in training units.

We are not finished yet!

In the future releases we want to add:

  • Development for Android
  • Share GhostRide results and challenge with others
  • Comparison with similar athletes, provided the user publishes his results
  • Upload to Strava
  • Share on Facebook
  • and many more... 

Technical Details

  • Development for Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 with WatchOS3
  • Supports iPhones from iOS 9.0 on
  • Apple Watch Series 2 also records without an iPhone
  • Development in Swift3 

A good app always needs the input of the users!

It’s your turn! You can add your own suggestions. Send your ideas to: kickstarter@ghostrideapp.com

Thank you!!

Regardless of the project result I would like to mention some people who made possible what we have today.

  • Sebastian Willkomm from www.symblcrowd.de He is an excellent CEO and project manager. He and his team already spend so much time for the development. THANK YOU
  • Claude René Havugimana from www.video-film-schnitt.de He and his team made the video with a lot of effort. THANK YOU
  • Jason Flake our running actor and native speaker. He spend his time and his wonderful voice to support our idea. THANK YOU
  • My wife, my children and friends who motivated me to start this Kickstarter project. THANK YOU SO MUCH

Risks and challenges

In our prototyping phase, we have encountered many hurdles. Due to our many years of experience, all of these have been overcome. The implementation of GhostRide has nothing standing in its way.

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    THANK YOU

    You're amazing! And we want everyone to hear it! You'll receive a special thank you email, and we'll keep you updated on what's happening with our GhostRide App.

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    GhostRide PRO

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    GhostRide PRO x2

    You will get the full featured App for you and your friend as soon as it is available in the App Store and you make it much more likely that we are going to reach our goal :-)

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    GhostRide Dev Member

    - You will get the full featured App as soon as it is available in the App Store
    - Be part of a special GhostRide Group to discuss the App features
    - Get a beta release and make a friendly user test even before the official release

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    You or your company will get listed in our companion App as a premium backer.

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