Things are getting exciting with our new cycle routes app +do you want to have early access?

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We’re rapidly approaching the release date of the new London Cyclist app that contains 30 amazing cycling routes in London. If the weather today is anything to go by then it can’t come soon enough!

Videos and pictures have all been added and the routes have been fine tuned to perfection. I’ve also hired a separate agency to do our icon design to be sure it’s something you can proudly display on your iPhone.

As soon as I announced the app I got some excited emails asking if people can be part of the beta testing. This is when any bugs are ironed out because there’s nothing more annoying than merrily following a route and then the app suddenly disappears. I’ve already recruited a load of guinea pigs but I need two more.

Ideally, with different iPhone models. One iPhone 4 and one iPhone 3G. I’d also like it if these guys can provide a bit of a testimonial of what they thought of the app that I can post next week.

If you’d like to take part then please leave a comment below with your iPhone model and level of technical knowledge (from I can barely turn on my iPhone to I’ve designed my iPhone to make me my morning coffee).

I’ll pick two people and email them later today.

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18 Responses to Things are getting exciting with our new cycle routes app +do you want to have early access?

  1. Thomas Hagemann 01/06/2011 at 8:16 am #

    Hi Andreas, I would like to take part in the testing. Good level of technical knowledge and a keen cyclist 🙂

    • Andreas 01/06/2011 at 8:53 am #

      Hi Thomas – which iPhone version do you have?

      • Thomas Hagemann 03/06/2011 at 10:35 am #

        Hi Andreas,

        I have the iPhone 4

  2. Karl 01/06/2011 at 8:24 am #

    Hi Andreas, I would love to take part in testing. I use a 3GS and have a fairly good technical knowledge. I use several different apps when cycling and have been looking for a decent routes app for a while. I’m training at the moment and would love some new routes to try out so it would be an ideal time.

  3. Lee Hughes 01/06/2011 at 8:29 am #

    iPhone 4 owner would love to help you out with test the app!

  4. Roaders 01/06/2011 at 8:30 am #

    No Android app? 🙁

  5. EKB 01/06/2011 at 8:43 am #

    Would love to try it out… especially as my new topeak iphone holder finally arrived this week and so I want to go and try that out too! Iphone 3gs, not quite at the getting it to make me a cup of coffee in the morning though!

    • Andreas 01/06/2011 at 8:52 am #

      Cool – the Topeak mount looked really good. Be interested to hear what you thought of it..

  6. Gary 01/06/2011 at 8:49 am #

    Hi Andreas
    I would love to try it, but I have an android phone…..any chance of doing something for us ‘other’ users……..

    • Andreas 01/06/2011 at 8:52 am #

      Hi Gary, I’d certainly like to – do you buy many apps on the Android?

  7. SG 01/06/2011 at 8:52 am #

    I phone 3GS owner – good knowledge and prolific user. Would love to test the app! Looking forward to it.

  8. Amanda 01/06/2011 at 9:57 am #

    I’d love to test. I’m on iphone 4. Keen cyclist, am breaking free of my usual routes to work and into town.
    I’m technically good on iPhone, not great, haven’t needed to jailbreak it.

    But work as a QA analyst (tester) in my real job so testing apps is what I do, albeit on a PC and for the largest sports betting company – so web mainly. But apps are apps.

    I can post you clear bug reports and steps to recreate.
    Maybe I can write you some functional test scripts for regression…

    You want me… 😉

  9. Jules 02/06/2011 at 11:49 am #

    Would be really interested in trying it out, use a 3GS 8gb. Good tech knowledge generally, some in terms of app developing/design. Good graphics knowledge. And, of course, cyclist (moderately obsessive) , use my iphone with my bike all the time and love it, always trying out different apps, bits etc. Main job photojournalist, but very geeky!

  10. David 02/06/2011 at 5:45 pm #

    3GS. Do sign me up for testing. Software is my job and I’m an advanced iPhone user too, and veteran of the various cycle navigation programs.

  11. Andreas 02/06/2011 at 8:50 pm #

    Thank you very much to everyone who got back to me re: testing. I’ve picked a couple of people and will be emailing them shortly.

  12. Iain 06/06/2011 at 2:50 pm #

    I’ll add my voice to requests for an Android version. Far more people own Android phones than Apple ones… I’d certainly pay for your app.

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