Latest minor update to Spotcycle for iOS adds auto-refresh options and gestures to Map view

Our latest version of Spotcycle for iOS (version 4.0.2) is now up on the iTunes App Store and ready for download. This minor release includes an auto-refresh feature with configurable interval options, as well as a handful of new gestures and features for Map view (map rotation, pitch control, 3D buildings, points of interest). We’ve also taken the time to listen to our users and carried out a number of minor bug fixes to improve the application -- thanks to those who have sent us helpful feedback since our last major update (much appreciated)! Feel free to ...

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Spotcycle suspends support for B-Cycle bike share schemes for the time being

A little while back, we mentioned that we were trying to get our B-Cycle data feed available again to Spotcycle users. We have been unable to reach an agreement with B-Cycle and unfortunately needed to suspend support for B-Cycle bike share schemes for the time being. We felt that B-Cycle were moving in a direction we did not feel was in the spirit of benefiting all parties involved. As an unfortunate consequence, B-Cycle Spotcycle users are the ones caught in the middle. Rather than continuing to provide stale data to our B-Cycle supporters, we felt it best to suspend ...

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Patch update for Spotcycle on iOS resolves crashing issues with upgrading to 4.0. and other bugs

Thanks to our user feedback, we were able to resolve a number of issues with a patch update for Spotcycle on iOS (ver. 4.0.1) that is now available on the iTunes app store. This includes issues with a small number of upgrades in certain cases that crashed on launch after updating to version 4.0. In those cases, the crash was resolved by uninstalling and reinstalling the application, which inadvertently causes Favorites groups to be lost. Unfortunately, we are unable to retrieve them and apologize for that issue. Based on your input, we’ve also resolved a few bug ...

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Spotcycle 4.0 for iOS and Spotcycle 3.4.2 for Android updates now available for download

The latest versions of Spotcycle are now out in full force for iOS and Android devices! Spotcycle 4.0 for iOS and Spotcycle 3.4.2 for Android bring about some significant changes for the better. Built upon our existing Spotcycle Lab backbone, Spotcycle 4.0 merges the best of Spotcycle with Spotcycle Lab to make your favorite bike share app even more useful. For iOS users, we’ve made a number of performance enhancements and bug fixes. Here’s a shortlist of the changes in 4.0 that we have made from version 3.4.1: Added the Reality+ augmented reality overlay for ...

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Upcoming Spotcycle update promises to make your favorite bike share app even better

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been upgrading Spotcycle to make it faster and easier to use (and even giving it a well-deserved facelift). We’ll be releasing the Spotcycle 4.0 for iOS and an update to 3.4.2 for Android users. We’ve built the latest version of Spotcycle 4.0 on the Spotcycle Lab project which means some of the features available in Spotcycle now (such as bike routes) will be phased out in our upcoming release. This also affects the Spotcycle update for Android. For those who had Spotcycle.net accounts, this is what it will mean to you after the ...

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Spotcycle adds Seattle’s new Pronto Cycle Share to its bike share city lineup

In anticipation of Pronto Cycle Share’s launch this upcoming Monday, we’ve added Seattle’s new bike share to Spotcycle today. Emerald City’s new bike share scheme will kick off with 500 bikes across 50 stations that will link the University District, Eastlake, South Lake Union, Belltown, Downtown, Pioneer Square, the International District, Capitol Hill and First Hill in Seattle. Pronto will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round for anyone looking to get around the Puget Sound area quickly and conveniently on two wheels. As this is a transp...

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Vote for Spotcycle for the Sustainia Community Award

We’re extremely proud to announce that Spotcycle has been named one of the ten finalists for the international Sustainia Award that honours exceptional innovations working towards building a sustainable future. Earlier this year, Spotcycle was nominated in the Transportation category. Now that Spotcycle has made the Sustainia Award shortlist, we need people to vote for us – people like you! Voting opened September 24th and will continue until October 23rd, 2014. Help us take the top spot by voting for Spotcycle here. The winners of the Sustainia Award are ...

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Introducing the Spotcycle Lab app, our next-gen reboot of Spotcycle

The much-anticipated release of our Spotcycle Lab™ bike share app is finally here! The Spotcycle Lab project is a reboot of Spotcycle™ and created as the sandbox in which you can try out new features we develop (as well as features you ask to see), with the goal of creating the ultimate bike share app. With a built-in feedback feature, Spotcycle Lab provides a platform that makes it easy for you to send us your comments. In addition to the classic Spotcycle station status functionalities, Spotcycle Lab includes new unique features including: Reality+™, our own ...

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Spotcycle updates its support for Bike Share Toronto, TDot’s rebooted bike share scheme

Toronto’s renewed bike share system is now called Bike Share Toronto and we’ve updated our Spotcycle data with the latest from the scheme. Besides a brand spanking new name, logo and new pricing, Bike Share Toronto will run pretty much the same as before when it was known as BIXI Toronto. Be sure to use Spotcycle to check up on the latest bike station statuses in Toronto and for all your day-to-day bike share needs!

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Working on restoring B-Cycle data to Spotcycle

We’d like to offer our sincerest apologies to our B-Cycle bike share users while we are working out the temporary kinks with the data. We’re actively working with the folks at B-Cycle to get their data back up and running on Spotcycle so please bear with us while we do. We want to make sure our B-Cycle bike share users are not left in the lurch for any extended length of time. Meanwhile, follow us on Twitter @Spotcycle to stay in the loop.

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