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RAGBRAI iOS app puts the ride just a tap away



There are 10 days to go until RAGBRAI. Ten days to get familiar with RAGBRAI’s just-released app for iOS devices, stuffed with features to aid cyclists along their way — whether or not they have Internet access. The free app is available for download from the iTunes app store.

Take a guided video tour with RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz:

Here are some highlights:

MAPS FOR ANY SITUATION

Check your progress with Google maps showing your location; when there’s no signal, route maps are stored on your device for retrieval anytime.

OWN THE OVERNIGHT TOWNS

Link to entertainment listings, town websites and social media — and tap a button to bring up the weather forecast

PHOTO AND VIDEO GALLERIES

You can’t see everything. Catch up on highlights in constantly updated galleries — and you can also upload your own shots

16 Responses on “RAGBRAI iOS app puts the ride just a tap away

Ron

July 11, 2013 at 7:27 am

What about the Android version that accounts for 70% of global phones?

Jim

July 11, 2013 at 7:43 am

Heh..we don’t count. I have 5 android devices at home and honestly, I have friends converting to Android even though they are highly invested in iTunes.

We’ll see…they have a week..maybe they’ll bring us something.

Ron B

July 11, 2013 at 8:33 am

My first thought was we now will have even more riders looking at their phones instead of the road.

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toadhead

July 11, 2013 at 9:01 am

ANDROID?!?!

Snosecret

July 11, 2013 at 10:38 am

Seriously?!! iPhone only???

heather

July 11, 2013 at 10:44 am

I have android and have managed many years without staring at my cell phone all week. I feel a bit sorry for those who do. Please keep your eyes up!

Bob Spangle

July 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Really? What about the other 60% which are Android users? Oh, I guess they dont count.

Chaz

July 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Android? What about Windows Phone?

linda

July 11, 2013 at 8:57 pm

I can’t find the ragbrai app on my phone…what am I doing wrong

Kory

July 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm

To date, Android has 52% market share, compared to iOS at 41.9%. Why are you building for the minority?

Karl

July 13, 2013 at 4:34 pm

And no Android by Google, but good thing they are using Google maps!

Shalene

July 16, 2013 at 10:32 am

Apple only:( Its a great app but I am not taking my Ipad on my bike my phone is not an IPhone so bummed

Matthew

July 16, 2013 at 10:52 am

Please roll out an Android version before RAGBRAI. The crowd has spoken!

John

July 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Android just copies whatever the iPhone does, so there should be an Android app in a couple of years. :P

Seriously riders, it’s nothing more than an iOS shell around the RAGBRAI website. Not a big deal. You can get the same information and maps by going to http://www.ragbrai.com on your smartphone. Or you can cry about being second class citizens. Your choice. :-)

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