If you want your iPhone to do more than just play Angry Birds read this..

Sipping on a few beers enjoying a rare sunny day in London my friend asked: “How’s the blog?”.
“Yeah, pretty good, I’m writing a new eBook” I replied.
“You are writing a new what?” my clearly internet illiterate friend asked.  
“A new eBook – you know a downloadable book.”
“Oh right, what on?”
“Well, how a cyclist can get the most out of their iPhone”.

Silence fell. My friend was either impressed or baffled. I’m guessing more baffled than impressed – to date the one thing that has managed to impress him is telling him I interviewed Boris Johnson.

Like all good self-centred friends he decided to divert the conversation to himself: “Oh, I’m getting an iPhone soon”. This statement came as a shock to me as just 6 short months ago he made a big point of telling me that iPhones are just for people who want to play around and not do any work.

Choking on my beer I replied: “Really?! 6 months ago you were slating iPhones whilst at the same time struggling to login to Facebook on your Blackberry”. If my friend had been won over by the iPhone then I wouldn’t be letting him live it down so easily.

“Did I? What’s your eBook about anyway”

“Well, using your iPhone you can follow cycle routes, keep a diary of a cycling tour, repair your bike, find a nearby bike shop, track your performance to help you reach training targets, find a cycle friendly route from A to B, keep up on all your favourite cycling forums, log all the necessary details in an accident, keep track of calories, organise a group ride and use it as a safety camera to record your cycling”

“Seriously?”

“Yep, in fact with a couple of extra attachment you can turn your iPhone into a device that easily rivals the capabilities of £400-£500 GPS devices at a fraction of the cost”

“Wow.”

“Yeah, not bad for something that’s just for shooting little pigeons into wooden houses”.

Feeling I’d won that one I took another sip of my beer and laid back to catch some rays whilst letting off a satisfied sigh.

The eBook is now ready to download for £6.95.

Inside, I’ll take you through everything from picking a bike mount that won’t fling your iPhone down the road, to choosing the best apps to install (Over 60 are listed), getting the most out of those apps with features that people often miss and even show you how you can majorly boost your iPhone battery life so that it lasts throughout the entire ride.

the-iphone-cyclist-on-iphone-2It’s an eBook on supercharging your iPhone like it’s on steroids. If you are a cyclist and you are wondering how to use that £500 device you’ve spent your money on that’s sat in your pocket then I recommend you download it.

For more information on the eBook head here:

The iPhone Cyclist

P.S. If you don’t like it I will of course issue a full refund – no questions asked.

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11 Responses to If you want your iPhone to do more than just play Angry Birds read this..

  1. Ben 30/03/2011 at 11:54 am #

    Sounds good, but can we have a little more hands-on review? A youtube video and some screenshots?

  2. Richie Rich 31/03/2011 at 1:11 pm #

    great idea. i’ll be sure to check this out later after work.

    • Andreas 31/03/2011 at 1:41 pm #

      Thank you – the feedback I’ve had from people who’ve downloaded has been very good :)

  3. Charles 31/03/2011 at 11:14 pm #

    Any chance of an Android version as well?

    • Andreas 01/04/2011 at 11:29 am #

      Hey Charles – like I’ve mentioned to the couple of people who’ve emailed me about an Android version I simply don’t know enough about that phone and also the sort of accessories that are out for the iPhone haven’t yet made their way over to the Android. It’s something I’ll keep my eye on though and I’ll put together an Android guide in the future if I manage to build up enough knowledge about it.

  4. chris 03/04/2011 at 8:56 pm #

    Hate to bust your chops, but in your video you wrote: “Help you loose weight”. Of course, that should be: “Help you lose weight”.

    • Andreas 03/04/2011 at 10:33 pm #

      Hey Chris – was wondering if anyone would notice ;) as soon as I watched the video back I thought “doh!”

      • chris 04/04/2011 at 7:49 pm #

        I have a feeling the official spelling of “lose” will change since so many people make that error! Ah well.. I won’t tell anyone.

  5. dexey 04/04/2011 at 11:33 am #

    My email regarding my purchase of your ebook was returned because your inbox is full so I have put it here below:

    Thank you Andreas

    I didn’t find too much that was of use to me as an elderly, non London based cyclist, but it was a good read and the Warmshowers and Daylight apps will be useful.
    I was surprised not to find a mention of MemoryMap. Outside the cities and larger towns the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 is still an invaluable map and MemoryMap for iPhone is good value I think.

    There was a review of the Dahon Biologic iPhone holder in Velovision. I thought it an excellent measured review, but then I wrote it. I reverted to carrying my phone in my pocket.

    Hoping to get my iPad this week :0)

    I enjoy your blog.

    Cheers .. dexey

    • Andreas 04/04/2011 at 4:10 pm #

      Hi Dexey,

      Apologies for the email – my inbox finally reached over 300mb and I guess they started blocking new mails – I’ve cleared it out now ;)

      Good advice regarding Memory Map – I actually mention a couple of apps in there that provide memory map style functionality but what I’ll do very shortly is update the eBook to include an entire section on mapping.

      Thanks again for feedback – very useful for me!

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