Path 2.1 update will appeal to runners, music fans and developers

Mar 8, 2012
Tech

Rather than running from the negative press associated with how it formerly handled user contact information, Path today announced a new update that among other things lets runners share their times with friends via Nike+ integration. The Nike+ feature also lets you see “cheers” from friends while you are running, publishes a map after your run, […]

Rather than running from the negative press associated with how it formerly handled user contact information, Path today announced a new update that among other things lets runners share their times with friends via Nike+ integration.

The Nike+ feature also lets you see “cheers” from friends while you are running, publishes a map after your run, and shares performance with friends beyond Path on social networks including Twitter and Facebook.

Also included in the 2.1 update is a feature that lets users share what they are listening to with others. Borrowing a page (or chord) from popular services like Shazam, SoundHound and SoundTracking, the new feature includes audio detection technology that tracks what you are listening to before sharing it with friends.

While the Path update extends to both the iOS and Android versions, only iOS users will be able to take advantage of new camera features that include focus controls and custom lenses.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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