Strava V3 API Rollout Process
Please see the update to this post as of 28 May, 2013.
Strava is committed to being the de-facto platform for endurance athletic applications. To provide the best service, Strava is making investments in engineering, support, community relations, documentation, and product management to support our API. Therefore, we will gradually release the Strava Version 3 API with a very few select developers, then make it available more broadly later this year. Unfortunately, this gradual approach means that many of you who have been waiting for access to V3, as well as those using V1 and V2, will have to wait until later this year to gain access.
Retiring V1 and V2 APIs by June 1, 2013
As part of the V3 API roll-out process, we will be discontinuing V1 and V2 APIs on May 31. Libraries, sites, and applications that use V1 and V2 endpoints will cease to work as the underlying API endpoints will no longer be available.
What’s Coming in Version 3
Version 3 of the Strava API features a simplified and consolidated representation of Strava resources. The top level resources are Athletes, Activities, Segments, Uploads, and Clubs.
Apply to Join the V3 API Early Access Program
To ensure we’re providing the very best development platform, we will be working with a select group of developers before the general release of the Strava V3 API. Participating developers will contribute to the program and benefit at the same time. We are looking for a small group of developers to join this Early Access Program who meet the following criteria:
- Encourage safe and fun competition. (Learn more about how you can Stand with Us.)
- Provide a unique and free service or application that benefits Strava athletes
- Self-sufficient and resourceful developer
- Willing to share examples and constructive feedback on the API to benefit other, future developers
- Respect the privacy of your fellow athletes
If you feel you are an ideal candidate to participate in the V3 Early Access Program, please complete this survey. (Update: Survey responses are now closed)
We can’t guarantee V3 access to everyone, but we are confident that we’ll be able to provide developers with an organized and consolidated API experience later this year as a result of this gradual roll-out process. In the meantime, there are more ways you can contribute to Strava, including joining our team! Check out our Careers page to learn more.