Bicing

Bicing

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • Clean design
  • Handy
Cons
  • Not sure if it is aimed at visitors too
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Expert's Review
5.0
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"BCN by bike"

Reviewed by / Feb 22, 2013

Bicing lets you know of there is a bicycle free for you to pedal in Barcelona

The Barcelona City Council is doing a great investment to develop apps that bring closer the city to residents and tourists that will have powerful full to move around the place easily and understand the not-so-complicated public transport network. Bus, tram and metro are the usual suspects but if you have a green soul you must know that there is an alternative to all of that and it is called Bicing. Bicing is a service that spreads bicycles and bike parks all over the city for the inhabitants to uses. To become a user you have to register previously and pay an annual fee to get a plastic card that will give you access to the service. You pass your card over the park screenreader, take a bike and then ride for 20 minutes till you get to another park. There you can pass your card and tether the bike where indicated or check in to get other additional 20 minutes. Main problem: you can go to your usual spot and see there are no bycicles avaliable or when you have to return it to a park see that there no free places to tether it.

So what this Bicing app does is saving you from those pains offering complete info about the bike parks located around the city, the nearest spots and their current status in real time (number of bikes avaliable and empty places) to prevent you having bitter surprises later. All of this is encased in a neat interface with a simple menu that also allows you to save your favourite spots.

The fact that is just in Spanish and Catalan (the language spoken in the area) and moreover the whole process to be an user makes it difficult for a tourist to enjoy it so we recommend to develop a way to include these potential costumers than can also enjoy this app.

Tags: bvefn, biceng.com.cn, bicing games, app bicing.

Developer's original description available here
Bicing for Android lets you know the availability of bicycles and anchors to better plan your trips.

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Comments and ratings for Bicing
  • (45)

    by tarozzi on 05/11/2014

    Great app

  • (45)

    by Ifrahim Iqbal on 28/10/2014

    This app is not a complete user friendly service, as a frequent user of Bicing I would like to offer some suggestions to make our (users) life easier. You can add user integration to this app and provide more information like billing, alerts and more importantly a notification like feature, like everytime a user pick a bicycle and drops it, this app should push notifications usage time & cost. +

  • (45)

    by Rubén López García on 28/10/2014

    Las rutas no funcionan

  • (45)

    by David Bofill Pagès on 27/10/2014

    Sou conscients que no us funciona? Posi les adreces que posi, l'app no respon

  • (45)

    by Tor-Björn Fjellner on 23/09/2014

    On a tablet (Galaxy P1000) I don't know how to hide the quite wide menu bar. In portrait mode, the unhideable menu occupies well more than half of the screen, making the app more or less useless. In landscape mode, I can still use the app, but would still welcome a way to hide the menu when it's not needed. Other weird things: Between uses, the app never remembers my choice of language. It doesn'

  • (45)

    by Juanra Posada on 19/09/2014

    Un buen lavado de cara, nuevas funciones y mas usabilidad. Un widget que te diga cuantas bicis y a que distancia esta la estación mas cercana.

  • (45)

    by Francisco Méndez Vilas on 04/09/2014

    Not so many features.