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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

[1]The official Citi Bike mobile application [2] 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 [3] and iOS [4]. A third-party Citi Bike application called “New York City Bike” [5] has been available since earlier this month.

New York won’t have the same app — Spotcycle [6] — used for bike-share systems in Washington and Boston. Last year, Spotcycle’s developer, 8D Technologies, was dropped as a contractor [7] by the Public Bike System Company, which supplies the equipment for Citi Bike.

Update: The Spotcycle app now includes [8] New York City.

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[1] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/citibike_splash.png

[2] Citi Bike mobile application: http://www.citibikenyc.com/get-the-app

[3] Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citibikenyc.citibike&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5jaXRpYmlrZW55Yy5jaXRpYmlrZSJd

[4] iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/citi-bike/id641194843

[5] “New York City Bike”: http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/transportation-nation/2013/may/06/nyc-gets-first-bike-share-apps-it-gets-bikes/

[6] Spotcycle: http://www.spotcycle.net/

[7] dropped as a contractor: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/07/19/bloomberg-citi-bike-software-not-ready-for-prime-time-yet/

[8] 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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