German Bicycle Award and the new Bike Citizens App

German Bicycle Award and the new Bike Citizens App

Bike Citizens, one of the Radkompetenz founding members, has recently modernized their free App, offering it to the worldwide public for the first time. The commitment of the company, based in Graz, alongside the City of Hannover, was awarded the first place in the ‘Service’ category at the German Cycling Award 2021. The region has been working on digitalization since April 2019 with support, expertise and digital services from Bike Citizens.

Bike Citizens, alongside the region of Hannover qualified for the first place at the German Bicycle Prize which took place on the 27th of April 2021. The Bike Citizens app uses ‘gamification’ to motivate people to use their bikes for everyday activities.

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The GPS data produced is analyzed in order to provide useful information for infrastructure planning and to increase awareness. Anonymized data is also used to determine which routes are preferred and which are avoided to enable municipalities to better plan future bike routes. At the same time, through the app, users are rewarded for using the bicycle rather than the car. The project was supported by the German Ministry for Traffic and Digital Infrastructure.

What is behind the big App update?

The Bike Citizens app offers the right number of functions to fulfill the needs of the every-day cyclist. However, after years of increasing development, the time has come for a proper re-launch. “Our app was like a typical attic – chaotic, dusty and full of things that one doesn’t need anymore. After all that hard work, we have converted our ‘attic-app’ into a large, modern living room with the most up-to-date furniture.” – Bike Citizens.

German Bicycle Award and the new Bike Citizens App

The start up’s original business model was revisited and decommissioned: no longer will disconnected maps of regions or cities be sold to municipalities or users who wished for a more cohesive solution. Bike Citizens will now offer the world to everyone, for free. For premium users there are now even more new functions, such as multi-stop routing, Tags and individual heatmaps. Alternatively, a 7km radius of features is offered for free to non-premium users.

Read all the re-launch details here.

Published On: 3. May 2021Categories: Navigation & MarketingTags: ,

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German Bicycle Award and the new Bike Citizens App

Bike Citizens, one of the Radkompetenz founding members, has recently modernized their free App, offering it to the worldwide public for the first time. The commitment of the company, based in Graz, alongside the City of Hannover, was awarded the first place in the ‘Service’ category at the German Cycling Award 2021. The region has been working on digitalization since April 2019 with support, expertise and digital services from Bike Citizens.

Bike Citizens, alongside the region of Hannover qualified for the first place at the German Bicycle Prize which took place on the 27th of April 2021. The Bike Citizens app uses ‘gamification’ to motivate people to use their bikes for everyday activities.

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The GPS data produced is analyzed in order to provide useful information for infrastructure planning and to increase awareness. Anonymized data is also used to determine which routes are preferred and which are avoided to enable municipalities to better plan future bike routes. At the same time, through the app, users are rewarded for using the bicycle rather than the car. The project was supported by the German Ministry for Traffic and Digital Infrastructure.

What is behind the big App update?

The Bike Citizens app offers the right number of functions to fulfill the needs of the every-day cyclist. However, after years of increasing development, the time has come for a proper re-launch. “Our app was like a typical attic – chaotic, dusty and full of things that one doesn’t need anymore. After all that hard work, we have converted our ‘attic-app’ into a large, modern living room with the most up-to-date furniture.” – Bike Citizens.

German Bicycle Award and the new Bike Citizens App

The start up’s original business model was revisited and decommissioned: no longer will disconnected maps of regions or cities be sold to municipalities or users who wished for a more cohesive solution. Bike Citizens will now offer the world to everyone, for free. For premium users there are now even more new functions, such as multi-stop routing, Tags and individual heatmaps. Alternatively, a 7km radius of features is offered for free to non-premium users.

Read all the re-launch details here.

Published On: 3. May 2021Categories: Navigation & MarketingTags: ,

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