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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, bicing games, app bicing.

Developer's original description available here
App per saber la disponibilitat de bicicletes i estacions del Bicing en temps real. Crea la ruta més còmoda i segura.

Recently changed in this version

Afegides les estacions per a bicis elèctriques

Comments and ratings for Bicing
  • (45)

    by Leanne Galloway on 30/12/2014

    Bring back the red, orange and green icons. They are much more user friendly. You should also make the bike lanes visible on the map. Vodafone must be paying you shitloads, surely the app can be much better than this

  • (45)

    by Marcelo De Lorenzi on 15/12/2014

    Write "what's new" in Spanish and English assholes!!! Nobody understands the dialect/catalan, you idiots/fascists

  • (45)

    by jordi barrachina on 15/12/2014

    Tot i que ara amb les noves icones de les estacions hi ha mes variants per descriure l'estat de l'estacio.. era molt mes visual amb colors!!

  • (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

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