Get the new Bikemap App for your iPhone and iPad

Get the new Bikemap App for your iPhone and iPad

Whether you cycle through stunning landscapes or explore fascinating cities all around the world: the Bikemap App is an awesome companion on your bike tours.

Good news that the new app for iOS is now released! The new 4.0 version comes with an all new design and layout making it even easier and more intuitive to find and track your cycling routes.

On top of this major design overhaul, we’re excited to announce the following new features:

Discover 

From now on a Discover Screen welcomes you when opening the App. It helps you to find popular and new routes in your area instantly and lets you easily filter routes by bike type.

Search bar

You can now search for your routes with the new search bar right at the Discover home screen. Just enter your keyword and all matching routes will be filtered for you.

New features for tracking routes

Tracking routes is one major use case of the Bikemap App. Good news that you can now view your screen in a landscape mode while tracking your route. In addition to that you can also upload pictures and add POIs to your routes with your mobile phone. For the POIs choose between categories as general POI, picture, hotel, maintenance and watersource.

Why not see for yourself? Get the new Bikemap App for iOS here:

And for all Android users: Of course also an update for the Android App will be released in the near future!

Route editor update: Create long-distance routes easily

Bikemap’s community is full of users cycling around the world who are creating routes that run through whole continents. Though Bikemap’s route editor enabled the possibility to set a route point every 200 km even that length still posed challenges for very long routes.

With that in mind we decided to extend the limit of distance between route points!

From Spain to France, from France to Germany and from Germany to Poland, from now on it is possible to draw your route around the world with no restrictions. Bikemap is an international community and this can now be better reflected in user route’s as well!

Why not try for yourself?

Create route

Happy route planning!

Have something to add to that? Share it in the comments!

Sneak Peek #4: Meet Bikemap’s new route editor

The route editor is the heart of Bikemap. More than 1,500 routes are created daily by our cycling community and it’s stunning to see this figure rise even further. Whether you draw, upload or edit a route, it all comes down to the route editor.

So while puzzling about Bikemap next the route editor was one of the major points to think about. We have a lot of ideas about new features also thanks to the Bikemap community who always comes up with inspiring feedback. At the same time we want to keep it simple and not overload it with features.

But let’s see for yourself:

 

All known features are packed into a new design and layout making it easier and more intuitive to create and edit your routes. New are especially the following features and improvements:

  • Easy image upload

    In addition to a title image you can upload other pictures of your bike trip so that you have all your memories in one place – also with the app on your smartphone.

  • Drag & Drop support

    When creating your route simply drag your GPS file and drop it onto the route editor to upload import it.

  • Tags

    In the near future you can also add tags to your route such as hilly, easy or difficult. Not only enables this an easy description of your route, also it will make search results for routes better.

  • Optimized route planning

    Other upcoming improvements will include the possibility to insert points at a more distant zoom stage and the extension of the distance between two points above 200 km.

 

So stay tuned – we cant wait to show you the route editor in live!

Do you have something to add? Comment below!

 

Sneak Peek #3: Destination Guides

Sneak Peek #3: Destination Guides

Today I am especially excited to announce one of the most awesome updates of Bikemap next:

Destination Guides!

Soon curated guides on Bikemap will show you the most stunning routes in the most stunning cycling regions. Based on community ratings and recommendations we pick out the most beautiful user routes and official paths, wrap them up with descriptions and images so that you know the places where every cyclist should ride at least once in his life.

 

 

On top of searching for individual bike routes you can get inspired by different destinations and more easily decide where your next bike trip will take you. With Bikemap’s destinations guides you won’t sit still anymore and be longing to hit the (gravel) road as soon as you can!

Help us shape Bikemap and spread the word about cycling in your favorite regions!

Simply comment below and answer the following questions.

  • What are your top cycling regions?
  • Which bike routes do you want us to include in that region?

You can also send us an email to support@bikemap.net.

 

Explore an all new Bikemap

Explore an all new Bikemap

Bikemap has always been shaped by the needs of its users and also will be in the future. That’s why we’ve started the Bikemap Next Preview Program (as previously announced on the blog). With the official launch of Bikemap Next getting closer we want to share a very first version among enthusiastic users so that you can give us your insights and feedback!

 

Bikemap Next

Bikemap Next is the upcoming major relaunch of Bikemap with lots of new features and improvements that is about be released in the upcoming weeks. Learn more about Bikemap Next in our announcement post.

Why should I participate in the Bikemap Next Preview Program?

As a member of the Bikemap Next Preview Program you will get an exclusive insight in the new website and be able to test all exciting features on Bikemap.

And that’s how it works:

  • Enter your name and email address that you use with your Bikemap account in the box below. If you do not have a Bikemap account, please sign up here!
  • At the end of February we will send you an email with instructions on how you can get right to the new website.
  • Start exploring and try out all awesome features on Bikemap as one of the firsts!
  • Send us your feedback right on the website and help shaping Bikemap just the way you like it.

 

Sign up here!

Simply enter your name and email address in the form to become a member of the Bikemap Next Preview Program. If you’ve already signed up, awesome!

We are excited to hear what you think!

Sign up has been closed, as Bikemap next is already online! 🙂