The cloud-hosted mobile application supports over 1,000 devices. It provides sports data such as elapsed time, speed, calorie consumption and heart rate, which can then be uploaded directly to the Runtastic community site and shared with other sports enthusiasts.
The module from Compuware is installed on devices running Runtastic, to improve the user experience of the app.
Runtastic uses feedback from the App Store and Google Play to figure out what is going wrong with the software at a high level. But Compuware’s Dynatrace UEM (user experience management) tool also allows the developers to see how the app is running on users’ devices.
Christian Kaar, founder of Runtastic, said: “We used Compuware to ensure the response time of the Runtastic website scaled well.”
The Compuware module has allowed Kaar to ascertain the end-to-end response time of the Runtastic app from mobile devices, across the internet and into the Amazon cloud.
“Dynatrace gives us an end-to-end view across our IT infrastructure," he said.
The Compuware software was able to identify several performance issues, including one relating to the way Facebook log in works with Runtastic.
The running app for iPhone and Android devices has been downloaded 13 million times. It is built on open source technology like MySQL, the Cassandra NoSQL data store and uses Amazon S3 for storage and Amazon Cloud Front for content delivery.
Kaar developed the app with three classmates after completing a masters in mobile computing at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg.