New bike ride app for London

Andreas Kambanis of LondonCyclist.co.uk blog releases app based on his recent eBook

by Dave Atkinson   June 17, 2011  

If you live in London and you want some riding inspiration, then new help is at hand courtesy of the London Bike Ride app. The app is the brainchild of Andreas Kambanis, who blogs at www.londoncyclist.co.uk, and it's based on his recent eBook of London rides.

The app costs £1.79 from iTunes and is a step on from the eBook. "The rides have since been updated, new pictures taken and videos produced to show how the ride looks", Andreas told us. "Within a few hours it had reached the top two in the Sports category and it's trying to throw the Football app off the top spot!"

There's a wide range of different types of routes available all around the capital. All in all 30 routes are included, including canal pootles, hill climbs and off road excursions. Select a route and you can follow it with the iPhone's GPS, and points of interest along the way are pointed out. Even before you leave you can check out pics and videos of the routes to see what you're going to get.

Andreas is looking to expand the route directory over time, and also extend the reach to other cycling cities. But for now it's surely worth a punt if you're an iPhone user in the Big Smoke.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/london-bike-rides/id442731312?mt=8

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No Android, why is it that these kind of apps always have to be "modified" by people to run on Android, with the platform outselling the Iphone, you would think its just common sense Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [8933 posts]
17th June 2011 - 20:00

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The way it's been explained to me is that the iOS platform is standardised - if it works on one iPhone, it works on all of them. With Android, testing is much tougher because a huge range of phones use it, all with a variety of available controls and sensors. This makes it more arduous to write and test the software.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
17th June 2011 - 20:37

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As long as its 2.2 or above it should be fine on most phones, its when you dip into 2.1 and below it comes down to the buttons and touch fuctions

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posted by Gkam84 [8933 posts]
17th June 2011 - 21:03

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