The results are in and we’ve tabulated your feedback: we now introduce Spotcycle Lab™, the next generation in bike share companion applications.
Spotcycle Lab builds on our Spotcycle™ platform and is our take on a user-driven bike share app.
Besides locating bike share stations, available bikes and docks (just like in Spotcycle), we’ve introduced new, cutting-edge features unique to Spotcycle Lab such as the Reality+ overlay and convenient station clustering.
But it doesn’t end there — with a built-in feedback feature, Spotcycle Lab provides a platform that makes it easy for you to send us your comments.
Based on your feedback, some of these features might eventually make their way to Spotcycle, but Spotcycle Lab aims to be an ongoing project whose development responds to user feedback… think of it as your community bike share application.
You can also send feedback via lab.spotcycle.net, or tweet us using the #SpotcycleLab hashtag.
Follow our blog at blog.spotcycle.net, on Facebook www.facebook.com/Spotcycle, or on Twitter @Spotcycle.
--Unique new features
* Reality+: an augmented reality overlay for locating bike stations in live view
* Station clusters: makes it easier to locate stations and bikes in a general area
* User-friendly, unified navigation
NEARBY BIKE STATIONS
Reality+ overlay for locating bike stations in live view
Automatically lists stations closest to your current location
Filtered search function automatically lists the 10 stations closest to your current location that meet the filter criteria (available bikes, bike docks, or stations); adjusts the list dynamically as your location changes
Displays units of measurement in metric or imperial
Displays bike and bike dock availability at bike stations
Pie chart icons indicate bike and bike dock availability
Search for stations by name, bike or bike dock availability
Displays the time of the last update
Search for stations by proximity to current location or to a place
Optimize biking directions using an address, your current position, or a bike station
Search for local businesses and places
Bookmark your favorite bike stations within a specified radius or by address
TIMER AND ALARM
Keep track of your bike rental with a timer and alarm
Choose and customize your map views and pins
Supports landscape mode
Available in French and English
Easy email access to contact Spotcycle team
Spotcycle Lab™ supports the following popular bike-sharing schemes as well as many others. For the complete list of supported schemes, visit spotcycle.net.
* Melbourne, VIC (Melbourne Bike Share™)
* Montreal, QC (BIXI Montreal™)
* Ottawa-Gatineau, ON-QC (Capital BIXI™)
* Toronto, ON (Bike Share Toronto)
* London (Barclays Cycle Hire™)
* Boston, MA (Hubway™)
* Chicago, IL (Divvy Bikes™)
* Minneapolis, MN (Nice Ride Minnesota™)
* New York City, NY (Citi Bike™)
* Washington DC/Arlington VA, USA (Capital Bikeshare™)
* Most B-Cycle™ and DecoBike™ bike share schemes
Requires Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or later