Cycling content deal with Cycleroutes.com

Posted on 01/03/2011

ViewRanger is delighted to announce that it has entered into a mobile publishing partnership with the owners and contributors to Cycleroutes.com, such that the hundreds of quality cycle routes on cycleroutes.com are now available for download directly to most smartphones via the award-winning ViewRanger mobile app. The deal means that from today, in addition to be able to access routes via the cycleroutes.com website itself, people with the ViewRanger app on their smartphone can browse, select, purchase, and instantly download full navigation and route instruction information directly to their phone anywhere they need. Once stored, the map, route and content is held on the phone, so will work even without mobile coverage.

Available on iPhone, Android and Symbian phones, ViewRanger allows cyclists to choose to view their location and routes on either OpenCycleMap* as standard or upgrade to view on Ordnance Survey (1:50,000 Landranger or 1:25,000 Explorer) mapping. The search function of the app which allows the user to find any of the rides by name, brand or location, lets people takes full advantage of the huge range of routes from sources including: Traffic-Free Cycle Trails, the best-selling guidebook from CycleCity Guides; the Cycle Tours series from Cordee Publishing; the popular Coast-to-Coast (C2C) route in Northern England (in stages) from Excellent Books; and scores of rides from Nick Cotton, renown author of more than 40 cycling guides across the country.

Martin Whitfield, director of CycleCity Guides and the driving force behind cycleroutes.com , said the partnership with ViewRanger meant users were being offered maximum choice in the way they wished to view their rides. “We know that people with smartphones want to download directly to their phones and they can now do that through the excellent ViewRanger App,” he said.

Commenting on the launch, ViewRanger CEO Craig Wareham said “We are delighted that cycleroutes.com has partnered with us as their mobile publishing platform. Whilst ViewRanger’s core user community has been with walkers, we are seeing an increasing following amongst cyclists – both on and off-road, so the ability to download GPS enabled routes, navigation and content from such an exciting range of trusted authors will be of real benefit to our customers.”

*© 2011 OpenStreetMap, CC-BY-SA & contributors

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