After several months of work we’re stoked to finally tell everyone about the Singletracks Mountain Bike Trails, Reviews, and News iPhone app! Download it free from the iTunes store right now.
Here’s a little bit about what the app includes and how it works. Screenshots attached for those who aren’t on iPhone yet.
The trail tab gives you two options for searching: map and list. The map view allows you to enter a city or region (say Denver or North Carolina) and shows all trails within 150 miles of that location. You can also click the “Current” button on the map page to automatically center the map on your current location (great for road trips). As on the main website, blue pins show exact trailhead locations while white pins show approximate locations. Click a pin to see the trail’s name and difficulty rating; click the trail name to view a photo, average rating, description, and more.
The trail list organizes trails by state (or country outside the US and Canada). Admittedly the list can get a little hairy for states like Colorado and California and we’re workin’ on it; for now, we recommend sticking with the map view if you live in a state with a lot of trails.
Once you’re on a trail page you can click the “Rating” link to read member trail reviews. On many trail pages the “Directions” heading will also be a clickable link that automatically calculates driving directions to the trailhead from your current location. Shazam!
The gear tab gives you access to the entire singletracks MTB review catalog on the go so you can check ratings and reviews as you drool over the latest bling at your local bike shop. Mountain bike reviews are categorized and alphabetized to make stuff easy to find. Individual review pages show a small pic of the item, average rating, MSRP (if available), and basic info about the item. Click the “Rating” block to read individual member reviews.
Some of you may be reading this very post via the Singletracks iPhone app right now via the blog tab. The latest news is on top and articles and pics are formatted for easy reading.
Officially this is version 0.9 of the Singletracks iPhone app and we’re already thinking about how we can make the app better and easier to use. We’re also exploring other mobile app platforms as well so stay tuned! And don’t forget you can also check out the singletracks mobile website on any phone, m.singletracks.com.