Vriend is a product that was designed to help passionate cyclists’ find peer reviewed rides around the world. Vriend’s mission is to build a community of riders willing to provide notes and rating about their favorite routes so others can enjoy. This collaboration across the community is helping riders of all pages and experience levels build the most comprehensive collection of peer reviewed rides and trail notes.
To find a new training route or afternoon joy ride in today’s cycling universe, one must take a journey through the inner bowels of the internet. This journey will take you through a series of internet chat forums, magazine recommendations, and your random old-timer’s ride log. That is until now, Vriend has brought a peer reviewed collection of rides to the market in an effort to help cyclists of all ages explore.
Vriend’s unique approach to ride review allows users to select rides that have reviews from a large collection of users. This provides for increased review accuracy and a central collection of contextually aggregated reviews.
CONTEXTUAL RIDE SELECTION
Vriend takes the guess work out of ride selection by offering route
recommendations that factor multiple data points. If you’re looking for a leisurely 2-mile family ride on a flat, paved surface, Vriend can help you identify that ride. Vriend takes the guess work out of selecting the perfect ride.
The key to validating reviews is knowing who wrote the review. A professional rider reviewing a ride as “easy” is different than a weekend warrior reviewing the same ride as extreme. As such, Vriend goes to great lengths to know who each reviewer is to provide the most accurate rider experience.
Vriend leverages the powerful Strava API to facilitate ride computer and ride data accuracy. Vriend is invested in providing the most comprehensive route database that also leverages real rider data. The data driven partnership with Strava ensures the most accurate route driven metrics.
Vriend is invested in helping its community explore the far reaches of the world with confidence. To Vriend, that means providing a rich mapping interface alongside of each reviewed ride. Vriend’s mapping interfaces enable users to plan their rides with detailed vector and waypoint information to help drive ride preparation.
Cycling is a journey, one that takes the truly committed rider across the globe. Vriend was created in part to help riders discover rides regardless of their physical geography. Using a series of filters and recommendation engines, Vriend helps riders find and discover new rides that fit their desired ride type.
Kyle led the global market and product strategy. His project contributions included initial workflow design, founder coaching, and high-level product analysis.
Mark was responsible for managing timelines and the line by line execution of the product. Mark led the founding team through design, branding, and technical project management. His stamp on this project is best demonstrated by the flawless execution a perfect timeline delivery grade.
Ryan led the user experience component of this project. Ryan’s mark on this project is best demonstrated by the inter-screen efficiency. He managed to take a complex concept and design it in a manner that provides a seemingly simplistic interface.
Ali is responsible for the execution of the technical product. Alongside of Mark and our engineering team, Ali took the technical documentation and translated each requirement into an actionable product. Check out his code snippets, you’ll be impressed with his abilities!.
Alvaro is responsible for leading our design team and translating the low-fidelity wireframes into a product that will impress users. Alongside Galo and Marco, Alvaro is the creative engine behind the App App user interface and marketing collateral.
Galo worked hand in hand with Alvaro to create App App’s user interface. His leading contribution to this project is best demonstrated by the clean design style and screen layouts. Galo’s ability to take chaos and disorganization on a screen and make it look perfect sets him apart as a UI designer.
Marco was responsible for App App’s branding. He managed to take the same abbreviated word and create a clean and recognizable brand. Marco’s ability to think abstractly about a concept and create a brand that’s identifiable and clean makes him our secret weapon.