Bike Hub iPhone app gets an update

Version 2.1 of the iPhone cycle satnav app is now in Apple’s appstore on iTunes. It features the addition of Points of Interest, pulled from OpenStreetMap. These PoIs will be fleshed out over time: right now not all are populated with tons of data (for instance, search for castles in Northumberland and very few are shown).

This is an interim update. Version 3.0 is due soon and will include the A to A routing option. This will enable you to plan bike tours between ‘sticky’ Points of Interest: say, ‘ruins’ or ‘cafes’. We’re working on including all National Trust properties.

Other additions for 2.1 include the ability to email a GPX file of a route, a much requested feature. And the 3D ‘ride this route’ display now features a current speed at the base of the screen.

Bike parking PoIs

Cycle parking sites in Norwich

Ruins near Alnwick

Cinemas in Norwich. The blue letter Cs are bike parking stands; the yellow bike is a bike shop; the see-through red line is Sustrans Route 1.

Speed

Ride the route in 3D, with voice/vibrate instructions, or email details, including a GPX file of the route for loading into Google Earth or other maps.

The app works best when placed on bicycle handlebars in a designed-for-the-job holder. This is our disclaimer.

NOTE: The Android app will get the same updates soon.

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