We’re in the top 3 + win £50!

London Bike rides at number 2 in the app store

After a huge number of downloads we’ve made a real splash in the Apple App Store with our London Bike Rides app and reached the number 2 position in under 24 hours! Thanks to the many of you who’ve downloaded so far!

Today we have two £50 iGo Bike Gift Vouchers up for grabs for anyone who leaves a review of the app. These are redeemable in many of London’s independent cycle retailers.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is:

1. Download the London Bike Rides app by clicking on the icon below or by downloading it from the app store on your iPhone.

2. Leave a review in the app store (positive or negative!). Again, it’s possible to do this on your iPhone.

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3. Copy and paste your review to the London Bike Rides iPhone app comments section, so that I know who’s left a review.

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We’ll then randomly select two winners by next Thursday (23rd). The reviews we’ve been getting so far have been really positive:

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iGo-Bike-Gift-VouchersThe vouchers are courtesy of iGo Bike Gift Vouchers. They make the perfect gift for fathers day and can be redeemed in independent cycle retailers across the UK. Whether you are encouraging your friend to give their bike an annual service, helping them purchase a new cycling jacket or contributing to a new bike purchase the iGo Bike Gift Voucher is a wonderful way to show you care.

Clearing up some questions:

1. What about an Android version?

In a weeks time when the dust has settled I’ll be able to think more clearly about how to go about doing an Android version. This could come in the form of a petition to see how many names we could get or perhaps even a Kick Starter funding drive to pool some money together to get things moving if this is something people are passionate about. For now the eBook version contains the rides included in the iPhone edition as well as GPS and KML coordinates that can be followed on the Android.

2. What about those of us who’ve downloaded the eBook version?

There’s good news here too. I’ll be providing a big update to the eBook version. Firstly, they’ll be a number of updates to the rides based on the improvements I made for the iPhone version. Also, I’ll be adding additional bonus rides.

3. When are you going to shut up about all this iPhone stuff!?

Sorry! We’ll be returning to our normal blog service first thing next week!

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8 Responses to We’re in the top 3 + win £50!

  1. luke 16/06/2011 at 2:40 pm #

    As a big fan of the London routes e book it us great to see an app version. Still to use it to follow a route but it looks great. Very well put together. The only question on my mind is updates. I hope so because I suspect I’ll get through the local routes quickly.

    • Andreas 17/06/2011 at 8:01 am #

      Thanks Luke. I’m already planning another 5 routes

  2. Cycling For Beginners 16/06/2011 at 10:03 pm #

    Congratulations on being in the top 3!

    Best,
    Rob

  3. Mike 16/06/2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Congratulations, Andreas – A possible number 1 app?!

    Keep up the good work,

    Mike (Android user…)

    • Andreas 17/06/2011 at 8:00 am #

      Hi Mike, just looked into the Top 100 apps. There’s no way of beating number 1 in the Sports category – that app is 9th most popular out of all the iTunes store! Maybe we can get a number 1 on the Android ;)

  4. James 23/06/2011 at 9:34 am #

    Great App, very informative and user friendly
    As above, this app is excellently presented and is very interesting and informative. A great companion to any cyclist based in the big smoke. Can’t wait to try some of them out (mainly the ones that pass pubs..)

  5. Andreas 06/07/2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Thanks to all who entered the iGo Bike Gift Vouchers competition. The winners have been contacted (Tim B and CK Ken)

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