For a long time, Endomondo has been a favorite app for BlackBerry users to track duration, distance, speed and calories for just about any outdoor sport they participate in. However, since the release of BlackBerry 10, many of us have been left out in the cold regarding whether or not Endomondo will be supporting our new devices. In fact, it seemed for awhile that even the Endomondo team didn't know if they'd be supporting BlackBerry 10 or not, with conflicting statements from Endomondo Co-Founder Mette Lykke and their Community Manager.
In a press release dated May 1, 2012, Lykke was quoted as saying:
“BlackBerry’s influence remains a worldwide phenomenon, which matches Endomondo’s reach,” said Endomondo Co-Founder Mette Lykke. “With 8 million users around the globe, including many BlackBerry devotees, Endomondo recognizes the value of supplying BlackBerry 10 users with access to the capabilities of the mobile Endomondo Sports Tracker and social fitness network.”
But then February 13, 2013 Community Manager Eva stated in the Endomondo forums:
Hi all, we don’t have any immediate plans about developing a native BlackBerry 10 app. BB10 does have an emulator that allows Android app, unfortunately this doesn’t support Map functionalities which mean our app will not work. But if/when BB10 allows Map functionalities we will look into if we can make our Android app work on BB10.
Understandably, this made a lot of BlackBerry users that had recently updated to new devices upset, as they had invested a lot of time and in some cases money into their Endomondo accounts. The CrackBerry forums have several threads from people looking for Endomondo or alternatives that work as well as Endomondo, however so far there haven't been many great options to choose from. So the update today from Eva in the Endomondo forums is (hopefully!) the one we've been waiting for.
it's great to see that many of you are passionate about Endomondo and would like to use it on your BB10. Thank you for reaching out and letting us know your ideas. There is a BlackBerry conference in Orlando next week and we think you are going to like some of the news announced there ;) To be continued...
So, what does it mean? Are we actually going to be getting an Endomondo app next week, or at least an announcement of when we can expect it? We don't really know, but we're sure excited to find out! Are you looking forward to Endomondo for BlackBerry 10? Let us know in the comments below! Thanks for the tip @jcarty!