By Thickpolicy LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Imagine the entire world is covered in billions of tiles. How many can you open up?
Strut is a game of exploration where you compete with other players around the world to uncover the map of the earth.
TRACK YOUR TRAVELS
Whether you walk, run, bike, drive, sail, ride a goat or take a hot air balloon, use Strut to keep track of exactly where you've been in the world. Share your map with friends, or keep your wanderings private... we won't tell.
EXPLORE YOUR SURROUNDINGS
Take a new route to work. Go down that street you never walked through. Visit every nook and cranny of your city. See more of your neighborhood – who knows what you might find?
OPEN UP YOUR WORLD
Strut around, level up and climb to the top of the leaderboards – there's a top 10 for every city, state, country, and the entire world. There are also a ton of medals to earn, so keep exploring and see what pops up in your adventures around the globe.
You can also now keep track of your tile counts and your Strutting status on your Apple Watch!
*Please note that continued use of GPS running in the background could dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 4.0.0
Strut was conceived as a game of world exploration - more about seeing and being in all corners of the world and less about tracking flight paths. In an effort to greatly improve the performance of the app as well as to begin to tailor the experience to focus more on local discovery, we are making some big changes ahead of a larger release in the future.
FLYING TILES ARE NOW DISABLED
- From now on, Strutting on flights (over 200 mph or 320 km/h) will no longer add new tiles to your score. All other forms of transportation from walking to driving to sailing will still count.
YOUR TOTAL SCORE MAY GO DOWN…
- If you have used Strut while flying in the past, you will notice a decrease in your total score over the coming weeks as we remove all the flight tiles from the scores of all Strutters. If you’ve never used Strut on a plane, your score should remain the same.
BUT DON’T WORRY!
- Your flight tiles are not gone forever! We’ll save all the tiles you’ve earned up until now, so that we can add them back into your score if we decide to re-enable flying with Strut in a future update.
WE HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND
- By removing flight tiles across the board, we aim to enhance the performance and experience for all Strutters, old and new. These changes will make the app snappier, reduce load times and create a more balanced system that encourages competition on the local and global scale more equally.
Get out to see the world
This app is a great way to entice you to visit new places. Unlike other GPS games there is no upkeep, just unlocking new squares, so you don't have to worry about other people stealing your territory of making the app less fun for you. In truth it isn't really a game, just a list of places you've been. The only gamification is the comparing of highscores for different areas which if you follow the spirit if the app won't even matter to you as you'll be exploring new places and uncovering hidden treasures in places you thought you knew well. The best thing that sets Strut above other GPS games is that you can collect tiles without using cellular data, just have wifi on to get the GPS signal (not even connected) and you can upload the tiles when you get home so it won't cost you any extra data!
Taking out flight tiles is not about penalizing frequent flyers, it is about making collections more accurate. With flight tracking whole flight paths across the country could sometimes count for multiple cities at once making the leaderboards meaningless.
There are a few bugs that make the leaderboards not quite accurate, like a few random tiles counting outside the cities they should. Sometimes tile counts don't sync quite right and the boundaries in rural areas can be way bigger than they should be. So another reason not to take it too seriously.
A bump in the road
Updating my review after a conversation with the developer. I'm really bummed that this release ends flight tracking, and hope they find a way to bring it back soon. As this is a free app, server costs for storing and analyzing the tens of millions of unlocked tiles has become an issue, and flights are by far responsible for the bulk of unlocked tiles. I hope they can find a way to reduce their overhead and improve the performance of the app.
To the people happy that other people's scores are going to drop: think about how other competitive events put participants into classes so that they're ranked against others under similar conditions. It's not unfair that other people fly more than you, there just needs to be a way to separate the participants. The obvious solution to me here is to work with the data in Strut to present multiple leaderboards: one including flight data and one without. This would satisfy everyone, and keep in place the effort that people have put in place to track their data for years. Frequent flyers in Strut enjoy competing against each other too. Remember the race to 1 million tiles?
Still one of my favorite apps out there, it's just going through growing pains now.
With the new update I think the app got better! I personally was pretty high in the ranks of strutters and had only taken 4 flights in my whole 2.5 year strutting career. It kind of makes it more fair to people who travel just as much as others, but don't fly as often. This app is still great and I will continue to use it!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 08, 2017
- Version: 4.0.0
- Size: 11.1 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Thickpolicy LLC
- © Thickpolicy LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.