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RunKeeper pits Android vs. iPhone at Boston Marathon

April 19, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Lifestyle

RunKeeper pits Android vs. iPhone at Boston Marathon

RunKeeper is now available on Google Android. The popular iPhone app has made the jump to the Android Market for any device running Android 2.0 or higher, and it will be the center of attention for a race to the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

RunKeeper is a health app that provides important stats while running, jogging, or walking. Using the phone’s built-in GPS features, the app tells users how far they travel, the duration of their activity, and provides results for elevation, pace, and calories burned. It even plots the course on a map.

To celebrate the debut of RunKeeper on Android, RunKeeper has a friendly competition to see which mobile OS will first cross the Boston Marathon finish line. Jason, representing the iPhone, has a 2-mile lead on lead on Aaron, who represents Android. Of course, we all know which OS will come out on top in the end.

Much like the popular iPhone version, RunKeeper debuts as a free app with plans to “rapidly iterate on the app in the coming weeks/months,” according to the company’s blog. Download RunKeeper from the Android Market if you have a 2.0+ phone.