What's going on with ZwiftPower?

The various Zwift communities are rife with discussion about ZwiftPower moving in-house and speculation that the people that voluntarily created and faithfully maintained it are no longer involved.

Please provide some clarity and reassurances around what the changes are, or will be in the immediate and longer term future.

I haven’t heard anything about Zwiftpower lately but just before Zwift started to get serious about Zwift racing, DC Rainmaker reported that Zwift had invested a sizable chunk of cash into Zwiftpower in order for it to continue functioning for the racing debut. It was going to basically close a while back because it was getting to be too much work for the dedicated volunteers running the site. It survived this long because of Zwift, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they bought it outright.

Gang: things are moving quickly. We’ll post an an announcement shortly.

Also: I removed some “I’m right / you’re wrong” metadiscussion. Thanks for keeping it civil.

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It wasn’t I’m right you’re wrong.
As one of the Zwiftpower founders I was quashing false rumours!

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Read the Analytics and Results section where they talk about Zwiftpower and ZADA for relevant information.

I would have thought that before anything happens to Zwiftpower, Zwift needs to address the problems with

  1. the w/kg system
  2. the issues of riders entering the wrong Cat
  3. z-power setups
  4. all forms of cheating
  5. etc, etc, etc, etc,
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We received support from zwift to cover costs but there was absolutely no “significant funding” and I can see nowhere in that article where it states there was.

I assure you, we didn’t.

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I’m not going to argue semantics but as the article states, “The site used also receives funding from Zwift to operate.” If you have a problem with the reporting then you should take it up with DC Rainmaker. Have an enjoyable day.

This is like when a Twitter troll tried to mansplain Roman history… to Mary Beard (who wrote the book he was quoting) :woozy_face:

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Guess you got caught on the back foot thinking that would just slide under the rug and now you need to make an announcement. You lose users this way because it’s unprofessional and makes you guys look bad. It’s like you don’t even know where the value comes from in your product.

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The troubling thing here is that, yet again, WE (the paying subscriber base) are left in the dark when it comes to major updates and/or changes.
Zwiftpower changing hands is a HUGE deal to those of us that race and use the site for legitimate results. As a paying subscriber, I’d like to know where my money is going. Is ZP going to continue to operate as it has, only in-house? Or is Zwift going to scrap it because only a ‘small percentage of Zwift users race?’
If Zwift has taken over ZP, there is absolutely NO reason why we should be finding out through hearsay or third party sources. Zwift should be releasing a statement with their plan and intentions for ZP and how it’s going to effect community racing moving forward.
Lastly, I’m sick of being led on, lied to, having information withheld and generally being treated as though my voice doesn’t matter because Zwift already has my money. They’ve made it clear that their top priority is acquiring new subscribers. They’ve done this by essentially ignoring the requests and demands of the community or riders and racers that made Zwift what it is.
I want this to be abundantly clear: Zwift IS NOT the community. The community IS Zwift. If a viable alternative to Zwift emerges and large teams decide to move to that platform, they will take the very thing that makes Zwift great with them - the COMMUNITY. We are the heart and soul of the Zwift platform and that is something that Eric Min & co. shouldn’t ever forget.

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I’m not going to argue semantics but as the article states, “The site used also receives funding from Zwift to operate.

As the person that would be receiving said money I can officially say, we received no lump sum or significant payment.

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The troubling thing here is that, yet again, WE (the paying subscriber base) are left in the dark when it comes to major updates and/or changes.

You know your subscription doesn’t pay for zwiftpower, right?

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Apparently it does now…

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Apparently it does now…

fair point.

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Glen already admitted they were getting money to operate so Zwift was funding both.

Well that seems totally unnecessary.

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Let’s keep this thread civil on on topic.

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I guess they don’t like defining terminology. Either way, I hope Zwift does integrate Zwiftpower into the app and take responsibility for race data and outcomes.

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It didn’t, but apparently does now…

While my subscription may not have paid for ZP before, it was a supplement to Zwift that gave racing on Zwift a bit of legitimacy. Seeing as how they’ve apparently taken control of that, which may heavily impact my enjoyment of a subscription, I think it’s fair to want answers and info regarding the future of ZP. Allowing the community to speculate and gossip to swirl is a terrible customer service model.

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