Smartphone app launched for motorcyclists
A new smartphone app designed to reduce the number of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured on the UK’s roads is now available.
The ‘iBiker app’, which has been part funded by the DfT, is available on the iPhone and Android mobile phones. It features ‘myth busting’ equipment and maintenance videos with James Toseland, the former double World Superbike Champion.
The app enables bikers to:
- Plan, plot, and save their rides/routes.
- Highlight points of interest including pubs, cafes, cash points, petrol stations and meeting points.
- Rate routes.
- Connect with the biking community by sharing information about their rides/routes via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other social networking sites.
The app also highlights ‘the most risky roads and routes in Britain’ and provides interactive information and advice on how to ride safely and responsibly.
Gurminder Marwaha, from Redefine Convention, a social enterprise that manages the app, says: “We have filmed more than 70 different routes in the country that will be well known, such as the Cat & Fiddle and Snake Pass, and have asked experienced police riders to highlight the common dangers on the road to bikers.
“We have been running online forums with bikers to help design iBiker, and incorporated loads of ideas to make this app a unique user experience. Bikers can download it via the iTunes and Android stores, and start using it to create their own personalised riding app.
“The response has been phenomenal and the app has received some amazing feedback on both Twitter and Facebook.”