Adventure Android Testing: Vancouver to Whistler


So, some of you may know that we're pretty close to finalizing our Android version. We quietly launched our first edition, and we're now working out a few kinks. In RunGo speak, "testing" means running. We're out running routes to check that all the typical functionalities are working, like the turn by turn direction, the pace and timing, and the off course notification.

And why not turn it into an adventure?

This weekend, I'm going to test the Android device on an adventure from Vancouver to Whistler, which will involve mostly running, with a bit of canoeing thrown in, and some love via bike support.

Somehow, I recruited a group of 5 for the two-day Android test. We'll take the Howe Sound Crest Trail from Cypress Mountain to Porteau Cove, then canoe the remaining ~20k along Howe Sound to the most beloved restaurant/brewery, Howe Sound Brewpub in Squamish. We'll camp overnight, then hit the Sea to Sky Trail, which is a good long multi-purpose trail that will take us from Squamish all the way to the heart of Whistler Village, our favourite finish line.

Along the way, we'll likely get thirsty and need to re-hydrate at  The Whistler Brewing Company, which is about 9k short of the finish in the Village. And did we mention, this route passes through the Whistler Bungee bridge?

Because RunGo works offline without data, it's perfect to help me finally navigate the Howe Sound Crest Trail without doing extra mountains accidentally. (I tend to do that!)

Android testing will be thorough, to say the least.

Happy trails this weekend, everyone!