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Taking a look behind the curtain: how Spotcycle works

We’ve chatted mostly about the features you see in our app — finding nearby bike stations, bikes and bike docks, new bike share schemes to our app, and improvements. It’s time we take a brief moment to look at how Spotcycle works behind the scenes! Bike share schemes typically keep their bike share data accessible to third party developers as Web services or in other formats (for instance, in XML files) on their own servers. The bike share data is retrieved by the server that feeds the Spotcycle application. The Spotcycle application interprets the data and displays it on your mobile device. When there are lags or blips on the ...

How to extend your bike share rental and avoid usage fees with the help of Spotcycle

It’s no secret that using bike share to get around town helps you save time and money -- they’re designed for short-term trips and ease of use. If you’re a casual user though, your free trips might be limited to 30 minutes or less; any ride longer than 30 minutes starts incurring usage fees (but you should check with your local bike share provider for precise details). But what happens when your destination takes just a little longer than the free minutes to get to by bike? Return the bike to a dock before your free minutes are up and walk the rest of the way? Or bite the bullet and pay the fees? Here’s where Spotcycle comes in: avoid ...

Our latest Spotcycle application update for iOS devices and Web

Thanks to our diligent Spotcycle development team, the latest version of the Spotcycle Web app is now up and running, and the newest version of Spotcycle for iOS devices (Spotcycle 3.2) will be available for download shortly. In addition to adding new bike share schemes (a transparent server-side update for Spotcycle users), these latest application updates introduce a number of convenient features: iOS (mobile version) Added pie chart icon pin set for displaying available bikes and docks directly on the map Search for nearby local businesses, such as restaurants and shops using Google Places You can now pan through the map while ...