The UK Bike Hub levy released a free iPhone bicycle journey planning app in October, using CycleStreets routing. This was later upgraded to become the world's first vibrate & voice cycle satnav. Bike Hub funds have now enabled the creation of an app for Android phones. This is also free, paid for by UK bicycle suppliers and bike shops.
The iPhone version of the Bike Hub app has had it for a couple of months and now the Android app gets it too: 3D satnav functionality.
The Bike Hub Android app is published under the Travel & Local category in the Android Market Place.
The journey planner supports multiple waypoints. It allows for the saving of 'favourites' and has a 'More' section with articles on the Cycle to Work scheme, the law pertaining to cycling, and loads of quotes about cycling and bicycles. The app size is 3.4mb. Some Android phones have a small onboard memory capacity so the option to save to SD card overcomes this. It's a facility that is set in the app package. Not all phones support this.
The Bike Hub Android and iPhone apps use cycle-specific routing from Cyclestreets with fast/balanced/quiet routes plotted on the OpenCycleMap via the community-developed OpenStreetMap.
Here are some screenshots of the new app! Click to make bigger.
2 thoughts to “Guest Post: Bike Hub cycle satnav for Android”
I love the Android App. Would it be possible to put on the wish list dynamic re-routing. I want to set a destination and when I divert on errands, around road works, into nearby coffee shops have the route recalculate. At the moment it very quickly says I am too far from the route.
Barcode-scannable link to the app:
Market link: market://details?id=com.bikehub.journeyplanner