PHP Data Transfer Objects to interact with Strava API V3

dev-master 2019-08-20 15:57 UTC

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TL;DR PHP model classes for Strava V3 API responses

The Strava V3 API is the public interface allowing developers to access the rich Strava dataset. Retrieving information directly from the API or using one of the PHP client libraries available leaves us to work with JSON responses (to decode) or with the usual array of data.

The goal of this package is to give structure to unstructured data stored in associative arrays. Model objects representing Strava models will give us the following advantages:

  • We're able to type hint all responses
  • Defined types for all propertis of our objects, so we're sure that their values are what we expect
  • Because of typed properties, we can statically analyze them and have auto completion.


  • PHP >= 7.4


Using Composer:

composer require dlondero/strava-objects

Otherwise just download the package and add it to your autoloader. Namespaces are PSR-4 compliant.


Let's look at the example to get an activity (imagine to use a client library which returns associative arrays):

$response = $client->getActivity(12345);

    'id' => 12345,
    'name' => 'Foo',
    'distance' => 28099,

Working with this array is difficult, as we'll always have to lookup to the documentation to know what's exactly in it. This package allows to instantiate proper objects for all models using the response array of data.

Every model defined in Strava documentation is mapped 1:1 in this library so it's easy to understance which object to create with a specific response from the API.

// According to Stava docs `getActivityById` returns the representation of 
// `DetailedActivity`. So we can use its response to create an instance of
// that model provided by StravaObjects.

use StravaObjects\Objects\DetailedActivity;

$response = $client->getActivityById(12345);
$detailedActivity = DetailedActivity::create($response);

Now we can use this data in a structured way thanks to the accessors of each model and auto completion in our preferred IDE.


Many endpoints of Strava API return an array of objects (their representation), for such reason StravaObjects provides many collections implementing IteratorAggregate interface. Passing the response to Collection::create() will create the collection and all its typed elements.

// According to Strava docs `getLoggedInAthleteActivities` returns an 
// array of `SummaryActivity` objects. Creating the related collection
// is a one liner operation.

use StravaObjects\Collections\Collection;
use StravaObjects\Objects\SummaryActivity;

$response = $client->getLoggedInAthleteActivities();
$summaryActivityCollection = Collection::create($response, SummaryActivity::class);


The StravaObjects library was created by Daniel Londero, software engineer and ultratrail runner.


The StravaObjects library is open-source software licensed under MIT license.