March 19, 2012
-- For the first time in the world’s history exercising and simple movement has gained a new motivation since virtual trips around the globe are now possible for people without leaving their place of residence. MileKeeper iPhone application gives everyone the opportunity to chart their actual mileage on virtual routes.
MileKeepr iPhone application uses GPS to track its users’ actual movement time and distance, and displays it on the world map at any geographical, historical or fantasy route set by the user themselves or downloaded from MileKeeper’s Facebook app.
“Each of us moves around every day in many ways - driving to work, going walking, running through a park, etc. However, usually people never think how long distances they actually make are. What if you could chart your actual mileage anywhere on the world map? Maybe you would have circumvented around the country while walking your dog, crossed the continent more times than Forrest Gump while running in the park, or driven around the world faster than in 80 days while driving to work every day?” - says Mr. Didzis Nelke, leader of MileKeeper development team.
There have been plenty of Health & Fitness applications in the market that use GPS to track users’ distances and display them on a map. The unique differentiating feature of MileKeeper is that the application presents its users with actual mileage on virtual routes. Thus MileKeeper offers people an alternative motivation to move showing their results in an interesting and different way to what has been customary so far.
"You can practice your favorite sports activity in the local park, but MileKeeper shows you the distance as if you were, for instance, crossing the Sahara desert or taking part in the Tour de France bicycle race. You can swim in a pool, but with MileKeeper your swimming results are shown as if you’d be crossing the English Channel" - tells Martin Squirrel, creative director of MileKeeper development team.
In addition, with MileKeeper’s Facebook app it is possible to set virtual routes within Facebook environment and sync your iPhone with these Facebook routes thus challenging your Facebook friends no matter where they are to compete in the same virtual distances.
Application will be available from the AppStore 23.03.2012.