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An Update on Garmin Integration

We’re excited to announce that Garmin integration will be available very soon! We know you’re excited and we can’t wait to unveil it. The original plan was to use the Garmin Connect API to sync your workouts. Garmin allowed us early access to develop this integration. Unfortunately, things at Garmin have been delayed and the API is not available just yet. Instead of waiting, we’ve decided to develop a temporary workaround solution. We’ve been using this solution internally and we’ll be opening it up to everyone once we’re satisfied with the testing. We hope to make it available within the next week or two.

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Meet the team!

We’re super excited to announce that the inaugural ambassadors for the dailymile team have been selected! We received an incredible response after announcing the team and were blown away by the number of applicants. Team members were chosen because they represent the community, both on and offline. We were only able to accept a small number of the applicants for this initial round (a little less than 1/3 of the total).

The team’s mission is to promote the activities we love by inspiring and motivating others. The ambassadors will be going out in their local communities to bring together dailymilers and meet new people. All along the way, they’ll be sharing their stories and pictures from meetups on the soon to be announced community blog. We got a ton of new ideas from all the applications.

Without further ado, meet the team:

You can follow the team members at their Twitter account @dailymileteam and we’ll be launching a community blog later this week where they’ll get a chance to introduce themselves. We’ll be growing the team in the near future and we’ll let everyone know when applications are open again.

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Introducing team dailymile!

Happy New Year, dailymilers! 2009 was an incredible year for us and 2010 is shaping up to be even better. We’re excited today to announce an initiative that’s going to be a huge part of that: team dailymile!

We’re putting together a team to recognize the most enthusiastic dailymilers. It’s not about how fast you are, but about how passionate you are. If you’re excited to help grow the community of active dailymilers then this is an opportunity to have a big impact.

As a dailymile ambassador you represent the community, both on and offline. We’ve been having lots of meetups all across the country recently and the team will help make organizing them more frequent and easier. Ambassadors will help find more ways to connect dailymilers and to welcome new ones. You’ll get to rock dailymile gear at races (yes, we’re finally getting tech ts!) and we’re setting up a community blog that team members will post to. If you’ve already got a presence on Twitter/Facebook and you’re comfortable on video and like to take pictures then that’s an added bonus!

Members of the team get a special badge to display on their profile. We’re working hard to get the team great deals from sponsors and we’re printing some really awesome tech ts. (You can see the stickers that are coming too!) If that’s not cool enough, we’ll be letting team members beta test new features that we’re working on.

We’re still working out some of the details so consider this a test phase. We hope you’re as excited about the potential as we are! So, what are you waiting for? Apply now!

UPDATE: We’ve received a ton of submissions already and we’ll be reviewing them over the next week. If you do apply, please spend some time thinking about why you’d be such a great addition! We’d love to hear any ideas you have for the team too.

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Say Hello to Your New Profile

We’re super excited to announce a big change today: you have a new profile! We’ve been having great discussions with the community since we launched last December and we’ve been working hard to put that feedback to work. Your profile page is now completely redesigned to be more personal and better embody what you’ve told us dailymile means to you and how you use it. We’re thrilled with the results and we hope you are too.

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In addition to everything else the redesign affords, the new profile pages are also going to allow for more customization. We’ve got some really cool ideas that we’ll be rolling out in the future.

What’s new?

We’ve made some huge improvements to the graph of training on the profile. We’ve added more stats to the weekly summary (you can see how you felt on average for a week!) and you can hover over any of the bars to see a breakdown of the workouts that comprise the day. Lots of people have been asking about viewing past training and we’ve added that too. You can scroll through different weeks of training by using the arrows to the left and right of the graph.

Another change we’re really excited about is the new Wall of Motivation. It’s a great way to see all the motivation you or someone else has received. Use it to get motivated or to give yourself a pat on the back for all the training you’ve been putting in. You can view your wall by clicking the ‘Motivations’ link on the sidebar.

2,000,000 miles logged

Woah, it seemed like just yesterday we were announcing one million miles logged. In less than three months we’ve already doubled that. Keep rocking your training everyone!

We’re really excited about the changes today and there’s a bunch more stuff in the works. Please let us know what you think!

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Introducing Challenges and 1,000,000 miles logged!

Yesterday was National Running Day and a lot of you celebrated by getting a head start on a new dailymile feature: Challenges!

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Curious who among your friends can run the fastest 5K? Who on dailymile can log 100 cycling miles the quickest this month? Think you can log more miles this month than I can? 😉 Start a challenge and let’s find out!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve surpassed 1,000,000 miles logged! Think you can guess when we’ll hit 2,000,000 miles? Leave a comment and we’ll send a gift to the person who was closest.

As always, we love hearing from you. Send us your feedback or questions.

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Share Your Workouts on Facebook!

Keep your Facebook friends in your training loop. We’ve added facebook support to dailymile! You can already share your workouts on Twitter, but now you can post your workouts directly to your Facebook feed as well. Big shout out to dailymiler Mike Mangino and author of Developing Facebook Platform Applications with Rails for helping develop it!

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You can start sharing your workouts on Facebook by linking your account. Next time you post a workout, you’ll see the above prompt, and you can disconnect it at any time.

We’re always working on making it easier to share your training. If you’ve got questions or a suggestion, please contact us. We love hearing from you.

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New Feature: Import Your Nike+

Importing Nike+ workouts has been one of the most frequently requested features since we launched. We’re excited to announce that we’re now doing it!

You can get started by clicking the new ‘Import Nike+’ link on the workout form. (If you sync workouts from Nike+ that you’ve already entered into dailymile, simply click the ‘X’ to delete them.) Please let us know if you have any questions or have ideas on how we can improve!

We’re really close to releasing another one of our most requested features. Can you guess what it is? 😉

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