If you’re thinking of getting out for a walk or cycle over the bank holidays, why not let your phone guide you? ViewRanger, the app that turns your smartphone into an outdoors GPS, is providing a free cycling or walking route each of those days – that’s four free routes.
The free routes are to celebrate the launch of ViewRanger’s new online community & route planner “My.ViewRanger.com”. The new website works alongside the app and will make it even easier for customers to plan, find and share trails using the big screen of their pc or laptop.
The ViewRanger App will turn your phone into a complete countryside guide with GPS, maps, navigation, location sharing and provides access to thousands of guided routes across the country from people like WalkingWorld, The Ramblers, Cumbria Tourism, Cordee and The AA, CycleCityGuides and Nick Cotton Rides. The app runs on Apple, Android and most Symbian smartphones.
My.ViewRanger.com is free to use and all ViewRanger customers can log-in using their existing ViewRanger account details. Once logged in, customers can link the service to their mobile device and use it to create their own routes or browse and choose from the massive database of published routes, installing their choice into the mobile app. The website is also accessible to non-customers, so it can be used to invite friends to participate in activities, by sharing a link by e-mail, Facebook or Twitter.
To get free routes all you have to do is install the ViewRanger App on your smartphone, currently from just 59p for Apple iphone or even use the 15 day free trial for Android & Symbian and register. Then browse the routes and the first four paid routes from any publisher will be delivered at no charge. The promotion runs over the period Sunday 17th April to Monday 2nd May, giving you a few days before Easter to select routes.
The promotion runs over the period Sunday 17th April to Monday 2nd May covering the Easter, Royal Wedding and early Spring 2011 bank holidays: Good Friday April 22, Easter Monday April 25, Royal Wedding April 29, May Day May 2.
The free offer covers all standard routes (excl
Hadrian’s wall Video & Guides incl mapping) from ViewRanger for all registered
customers (includes those using the 15day free trial over the period). The
first 4 paid routes from any publisher will be delivered at no charge.
Subsequent routes during the period will be charged as normal. Free routes (eg
Trail Magazine routes) do not count against the 4 free paid routes. A customer
with a zero credit balance can benefit from the 4 free routes providing that
they are registered. Customers who do not download all 4 routes before 2nd May
will not be able to access the offer after this date. The normal value of
routes varies between about 50p to £2.00.