I have stopped using Nike+ and didn’t notice that Nike has redone the Nike+ service, and a couple of weeks ago my plugin to download Nike Activities as TCX and GPX files, stopped working.
I was expecting this for a while, since I was essentially calling their unpublished APIs. I have taken a quick look at it and there is good and bad news.
The bad news is, the changes are major. It will require a rewrite.
The good news is, there is now an official API.
I have the code deployed on github @ https://github.com/jkili/nike-gpx, so am happy for someone to pick up the work at moving the plugin code to the API (it looks very do’able). However, I note there are heaps of Nike+ GPX tools out there so I don’t think it is worth the time investment from my perspective.
I am sorry to everyone who has used the tool and become reliant on it, but check out one of the other tools and hopefully it fulfills your needs.
Nike+GPX – I have merged a fix from Paj and deployed on the Chrome App Store. I have also redirected the download link to the app store as that probably makes sense now.
x2g also got an minor update to fix the following issues:
- Private Strava activities not being synchronised
- Any requests over 30s are not being terminated by Heroku. So I had to make it not return an error, but mention that the full sync will complete soon (it will keep on going in the background)
- Sync Date not being displayed properly
A number of changes to Strava and MongoLabs meant the x2G app stopped working last year. I thought I would have a new app out that absorbed the main functionality of x2G however that is taking longer than expected, so I went back and fixed the number of issues it had. So it should be working again!
My new app will synchronise to-and-from Google Calendar so will be a natural progression when it comes out.
As for Nike+GPX, I don’t use Nike+ anymore so didn’t notice it too had some issues which I see a few people have written updates to handle. So I have made it open source on GitHub now (https://github.com/jkili/nike-gpx), I should have done that a long time ago. So please feel free to keep the plugin up-to-date and I will post updates here when required.
Update 16/Mar/2016: NikePlus Plugin has been updated in both the download link and Chrome Web Store to v0.48 (Thanks to Per Jensen & Matthias Hüller). GitHub also merged.