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.
- Fix for layout on iPhone 11.
- Fix for no message on signing in when you choose not to allow location access.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Great way to remember your journeys
I love maps and exploration. I used to highlight maps to show where I’d been and see where I had yet to explore. Several years ago a new type of navigation app came out, one that obscured the areas of a map you hadn’t visited while clearly showing roads you’d travelled.
I’ve ‘uncovered’ quite a lot of territory - so why use another app that sounds like it does the same thing?
Because it’s more fun!
Strut allows you to truly hide the ‘unknown’ world, not just make it hazy. Even if you adjust the options to show more map, you will only get a ghostly, faded image.
Also, rather than ‘clearing’ a single street, the world is divided into tiles - and all it takes to light one up is to step on it (or drove, fly over, etc).
I spent many a happy afternoon sitting in front of Final Fantasy, Zelda, Dragon Warrior and other top-down, 8-bit games, controller in one hand and pencils in the other, coloring in squares on graph paper and watching the huge fantasy worlds grow.
Now I do the same, only it’s the real world and my graph paper is my phone!
If you remember taping those pieces of graph paper together and finally spotting the round-about path needed to find...well, if this brings back fond memories, get this app now - you won’t regret it. :-)
Oh - and it IS free, but donate anyway so these folks can keep this app running. I just tossed $20 their way - a lot when you consider the price of most apps, but well worth it!
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.
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- 13.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.