Enabling Strava

by Scott Dilley - CTO 18 Jan 2022

This article will guide you through enabling Strava on your platform.

What is it?

Strava allows fundraisers to record and track fitness activity from their Android or iPhone via the Strava App which then appears on Fundraising pages.

Who is it most useful for?

Adding Strava to your website then allows fundraisers to have this data sent directly to their fundraising pages where we can display things like Daily Steps, Distances, and Fitness Duration. 

Obtaining your Strava credentials

Follow these steps to setting up a Strava Developer App.

  1. Go to the Strava.com and create a new account.
  2. Once you have confirmed your email address and are logged in to Strava navigate to https://www.strava.com/settings/api
  3. Provide the following information:

    Applicatiion Name: This is what the fundraiser will see when they go to connect up their Strava account
    Category: Select Charity
    Website: A link to your Funraisin site's home page
    Application Description: The fundraiser will see this when they go to connect up their Strava account
    Authorization Callback Domain: This is your Funraisin site's domain e.g. https://donate.yourdomain.com or whatever your Funraisin site runs off

4. Upload a Logo

After submitting this information you will be asked to upload a logo, the fundraiser will see this logo when they go to connect up their Strava account to your platform.

5. Save your API keys

After uploading a logo you will be shown an overview screen containing your API Client ID and Secret. These are what you will need to enter into your Funraisin platform on the next step below.

Enabling Strava on the platform

Once you have your Client ID and Secret, jump into Funraisin > Platform Setup > General Setup > Apps Settings and enter these under the Strava section.