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Official Citi Bike Mobile App Now Available
Posted By Stephen Miller On May 21, 2013 @ 2:33 pm In Bike Sharing,Technology | 16 Comments
The official Citi Bike mobile application  is now available to download. The app provides a map of station locations and real-time updates about bicycle and dock availability, as well as turn-by-turn directions, riding tips, and a timer to help Citi Bike users avoid charges for exceeding the limits per trip. The app also allows users to locate nearby bike shops and, of course, Citibank branches; this summer, restaurant and event recommendations will be added.
Currently, all stations on the application’s map — which includes a layer showing bike lanes — are colored gray and listed as “inactive” until the system launches on Monday. Some station locations also have yet to appear on the map. DOT said in a statement that the map will be “continuously updated in the coming days.”
The app, developed by Publicis Kaplan Thaler, is available for Android  and iOS . A third-party Citi Bike application called “New York City Bike”  has been available since earlier this month.
New York won’t have the same app — Spotcycle  – used for bike-share systems in Washington and Boston. Last year, Spotcycle’s developer, 8D Technologies, was dropped as a contractor  by the Public Bike System Company, which supplies the equipment for Citi Bike.
Update: The Spotcycle app now includes  New York City.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/citibike_splash.png
 Citi Bike mobile application: http://www.citibikenyc.com/get-the-app
 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citibikenyc.citibike&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5jaXRpYmlrZW55Yy5jaXRpYmlrZSJd
 iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/citi-bike/id641194843
 “New York City Bike”: http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/transportation-nation/2013/may/06/nyc-gets-first-bike-share-apps-it-gets-bikes/
 Spotcycle: http://www.spotcycle.net/
 dropped as a contractor: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/07/19/bloomberg-citi-bike-software-not-ready-for-prime-time-yet/
 now includes: http://blog.spotcycle.net/2013/05/spotcycle-takes-to-the-streets-of-new-york-city-with-support-for-citi-bike-bike-share/
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