From The Annual Trailblazer 2013 Race Event at Microsoft SVC with Active Fitness

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Our Active Fitness app and social network grew to 200,000 users in 2 months on Windows Phone, and we were kindly invited to participate in annual race event in Silicon Valley. This post is about the event on September 29th. Enjoy!

This weekend we had an annual race/walking event at Microsoft Silicon Valley Center: the event has been held in Mountain View for 19 years, and gathers around 1,000 locals from the Bay Area. People often come with the kids and families, to have a good time and fun. This time we had a 5K/10K race/walk and kids races. The event is organized by Friends of Stevens Creek Trail (FOSCT), Microsoft Community team and other sponsoring organizations.

Apps

Active Fitness app which donates this year to several sports organizations has been locally grown and tested, on that very trail, now it has close to 200,000 users in 115 countries, and had left many people impressed with Windows Phone (a gorgeous 3’x5’ poster displayed the app’s main Panorama control in all its glory at one of the booths) and we had 15 Windows Phone devices for those who didn’t have them, with Active Fitness app pre-loaded (thanks, Nokia). The race invites people working at many local Silicon Valley companies.

Technology

Those who had to carry two cameras to take a good picture: DSLRs and phones, looked with envy at owners of Microsoft’s bright yellow Lumia 1020s. The phone takes amazing action and professional quality photos with fashionable lightweight Windows Phones that doubled as DSLRs with PureView technology. Kids were stopping by and asking questions about Lumia bright colored devices and trail tracking apps, there were also some developers asking me about building apps for Windows Phone. I hope you check these beautiful pictures included with this post and shared on SkyDrive.

Active Fitness usage at Steven’s Creek Trailblazer

We had many users using Active Fitness on the trail or around the campus that day, and even more registered users use Active Fitness on Stevens Creek trail regularly, (overall close to 5-12K simultaneous users elsewhere in the world use the app)!

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