I’m pretty new to Zwift, only bought my first smart trainer a few months ago. While I have been generally enjoying my experience so far, I’ve been accumulating an increasingly lengthy mental list of things that I am amazed have not yet been added to the app especially considering how long Zwift has been around.
From a quick browse through the Feature Request forum, I can see there are hundreds of other users who would also like to see things like:
- A course profile display that isn’t crammed into the bottom 10% of the much less useful top down map area, that doesn’t randomly switch directions, and that doesn’t get confused by junctions even though the app knows which route you’re riding
- The ability to see how far around the selected route you are (maybe using some of the space currently wasted on the points bar???)
- The ability to get detailed information about KOM segments (and leaderboards) on-demand and before/during climbs, not just near the end. This is extra weird because the way the Alpe is handled is comparatively good, why not do something similar on every climb???
I don’t want to get carried away listing things here, but my point is that there’s this collection of very obvious features that lots of paying customers have said they would like to see… and nothing seems to be being done about them. I have a comp sci background and to say I’m not impressed with the Zwift app/UI would be an understatement.
So why is this? Did Zwift quietly fire most of their developer team at some point? Is their codebase such a mess they’re scared to make any changes? Do they simply not care as long as people keep paying them?
Genuinely interested if anyone is able to shed any light on this.