Nice Ride for Mobile Phones

Share   |  Posted Jun. 29, 2010 by Mitch Vars

A number of people have contacted us about mobile applications that can be used with the Nice Ride system. There are a few available now and hopefully more are on the way soon.

The applications that are currently available were all built for the Bixi system in Montreal, and have been adapted for use with Nice Ride.

Available for iPhone

Currently available for iPhone. Spotcycle is promising a new version, to be out in July, for Android and Blackberry.

Available for iPhone

In addition to these, we're also planning a version of our Google map optimized for mobile use.

If you're a developer interested in building apps for use with Nice Ride, we'd love to hear from you. You can find our map XML feed here:

4 Previous comments:

(1) On July 10, 2010, Matt () said:
One word: Android. I understand you don't develope software, but maybe talk to the Bixi developers?
(2) On July 26, 2010, Doug () said:
I'm waiting for an android app too.
There is now a Nice Ride app for Android! Check out 'Nice Ride MN Map' in the App Market!
(4) On September 9, 2010, Andrew () said:
Spotcycle is available in the Android Market. Shows you the location and status of the bike stations.

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