iOS Geolocation Permissions

The geolocation permission screen on iOS displays the options never, while using the app, and always.In order to record your bike trips, BikeMoves needs access to your phone’s geolocation. iOS gives you the option to allow geolocation access always, never, or only while using the app. Some users have reported problems with the “while using the app” setting.

BikeMoves only tracks your location while you are recording a trip, but in order to function correctly, the current version of the app requires the “always” permission setting. (For details of what we collect and how we use the data, see our privacy policy.)

We’re working to address this issue so that BikeMoves will work with the “while using the app” setting. In the meantime, please use the “always” permission to record trips on iOS.

First Public Release, Bike Seat Covers, and Fall Events

And we’re live! The first public release of BikeMoves Illinois is now available as a free download in the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. If you’ve been testing the beta version (thank you!), you can grab the release version for Android or iOS. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback and helped us reach this milestone!

BikeMoves on your Bike Seat

Is your bike seat soggy from all the recent rainstorms? Does you bicycle need a pop of color for the fall riding season? If so, we’ve got just the thing for you. It’s not a shower cap; it’s a BikeMoves bike seat cover!

In the incorrect example, the bike seat cover is worn as a shower cap. In the correct example, it is placed on a bicycle seat.

We’ve already handed out hundreds of these snazzy bike seat covers at Quad Day, Bike Rodeos, and other local events. Stop by one of the upcoming events below to get yours!

Upcoming Events

Better Route Tracking in New Beta Version

Another thank you to cyclists who came to Larson Park last Wednesday and gave us feedback on their experience using BikeMoves. It was great to meet all of you! We will be attending more events around the community before summer’s end, so keep an eye out for more dates to come.

Hannah and Gabe staff the BikeMoves table at Larson Park.

New Beta Version Available

We just released an update to enhance your display performance! This beta version features better tracking with smoother, more defined routes. Check out this update by following the instructions for your platform below, and let us know what you think!

Android

If you installed a previous beta version, you can upgrade to the latest version in the Google Play Store. If not, you’ll need to accept the testing agreement using your Google account. Then search for “BikeMoves Illinois” in the Play Store to install the beta version. It may take some time for the Play Store listing to appear after you accept the testing agreement.

iOS

If you’re already using a previous beta version, you can upgrade to the latest version using the TestFlight app. If not, just send your name and the e-mail address associated with your iPhone to bikemoves@cuuats.org, and we’ll send you a beta testing invitation.

Did You Know?

BikeMoves has an incident report feature you can use for potholes, obstruction of bike lanes, dangerous areas or anything you feel that City or University staff should know about. You can report it to us using the triangle at the top right of your screen, and we will directly forward these issues to the appropriate agency. Next time you open the app, try it out and let us know what you think! Was it easy to use?

Screenshots demonstrating the incident report feature in BikeMoves Illinois.

See You at the Park!

Thank you to all cyclists who came out to talk with us at the Lierman Community Garden this past Saturday! We had a great time talking with every one of you, and we hope you enjoyed your free hot dog.

Hannah and Matt from CCRPC speak with a cyclist at the Lierman Community Garden on Saturday.

If you were unable to attend this weekend’s event, don’t worry! Our team will also be at Larson Park this Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 PM for Neighborhood Nights. We invite you to record your route to the park (1105 E McHenry St, Urbana) to help BikeMoves with beta testing. Then stop by our table to give us your feedback on the app, or just to say hello.

For those who haven’t downloaded the app, you can join the beta testing program by following these instructions:

Android

If you installed the previous beta version released in May, you can upgrade to the latest version in the Google Play Store. If not, you’ll need to accept the testing agreement using your Google account. Then search for BikeMoves Illinois in the Play Store to install the beta version. It may take some time for the Play Store listing to appear after you accept the testing agreement.

iOS

If you’re already using the previous beta version released in May, you can upgrade to the latest version using the TestFlight app. If not, just reply to this message with your name and the e-mail address associated with your iPhone, and we’ll send you a beta testing invitation.

Hope to see you on Wednesday!

Bike to Free Food!

As BikeMoves Illinois gets closer to an official launch, we are in need of more test rides from you, our beta testers, to work out the final kinks.  Therefore, we invite you to bike to either of two upcoming events to meet with the BikeMoves Illinois team!

Events

Lierman Neighborhood Action Committee (LNAC) Hot Dog Cookout

  • Date:  Saturday, July 16th
  • Time:  The Bike Moves Illinois Team will be present between 11 am-1 pm.  A neighborhood cleanup day will precede the cookout from 9 am-12 noon, and the cookout will last from 12-2 pm.
  • Location:  Lierman Neighborhood Community Garden, 1603 E. Washington St., Urbana (southeast corner of Washington St. and Lierman Ave.)

Urbana Park District Neighborhood Nights Concert

  • Date:  Wednesday, July 20th
  • Time:  6:30-8:00 pm
  • Location:  Larson Park, 1505 E. McHenry St., Urbana

Bike to Free Food!

Follow these steps to test our app and enjoy a refreshment at the end of your ride!

  1. Install the latest version of the BikeMoves Illinois app using the instructions below if you have not already done so.
  2. Turn on the app, start recording a trip, and bike to one of the events listed above.
  3. Enjoy a free hot dog at the LNAC Cookout, or enjoy free popcorn and lemonade (while supplies last) at the Urbana Park District Neighborhood Nights concert!
  4. Say hi to the BikeMoves Illinois team (Matt, Gabe, or Hannah), and let us know how your ride went!

Android installation instructions

If you installed the previous beta version released in May, you can upgrade to the latest version in the Google Play Store. If not, you’ll need to accept the testing agreement using your Google account. Then search for BikeMoves Illinois in the Play Store to install the beta version. It may take some time for the Play Store listing to appear after you accept the testing agreement.

iOS installation instructions

If you’re already using the previous beta version released in May, you can upgrade to the latest version using the TestFlight app. If not, just reply to this message with your name and the e-mail address associated with your iPhone, and we’ll send you a beta testing invitation.

Feedback Needed on New Beta Version

BikeMoves Illinois is moving toward a public launch! Last week we released a beta version that includes a new incident report feature as well as many smaller fixes and user interface improvements. If you haven’t done so already, you can install the new beta version by following the instructions below.

To make the launch a success, we need feedback from as many beta testers as possible. We’ve already heard from a few of you, and we’d love to hear the experiences of even more users. Tell us what works, what doesn’t, and what you’d like to see in the app. You can send your feedback to bikemoves@cuuats.org.

Android
If you installed the previous beta version released in May, you can upgrade to the latest version in the Google Play Store. If not, you’ll need to accept the testing agreement using your Google account. Then search for BikeMoves Illinois in the Play Store to install the beta version. It may take some time for the Play Store listing to appear after you accept the testing agreement.

iOS
If you’re already using the previous beta version released in May, you can upgrade to the latest version using the TestFlight app. If not, just send a message to bikemoves@cuuats.org with your name and the e-mail address associated with your iPhone, and we’ll send you a beta testing invitation.

Thanks for your help testing the BikeMoves app. Happy cycling!

New Beta Version Available

We’re excited to announce that a new beta version of the BikeMoves Illinois app is available for testing! New features in this version include:

  • A tabbed interface for easier navigation
  • Native Google Maps for better performance
  • More informative map features, including sidewalk locations
  • Configurable GPS accuracy
  • And more!

To test the new version, please follow the instructions for your platform below:

Android
First, uninstall any old versions of BikeMoves Illinois on your device. Then accept the testing agreement using your Google account. Finally, search for BikeMoves Illinois on the Google Play Store, and install the new version. It may take some time for the Play Store listing to appear after you accept the testing agreement.

iOS
First, uninstall any old versions of BikeMoves Illinois on your device. If you’ve already asked to be a beta tester, we’ll send you an e-mail invitation to install the new version. If not, you can send us an e-mail with your name and the e-mail address associated with your iPhone, and we’ll send you a beta testing invitation.

As always, please send any feedback or issues you encounter to bikemoves@cuuats.org. Thanks for your help in testing BikeMoves Illinois!

Join the Beta Testing Program

We’re excited to announce that BikeMoves Illinois is now available for beta testing on Android and iOS devices! If you’d like to help test the app and track down remaining bugs, follow the instructions for your platform below.

Please send any feedback about the app—including screenshots, if needed—to bikemoves@cuuats.org. We’ll add the information you submit to our bug and feature tracking system. Due to funding limitations, we can’t implement many new features right now, but we’ll keep any ideas for future versions of the app.

Android

BikeMoves Illinois is available for testing on Android 4.1 and greater devices. To begin testing, first join the beta testing program using your Google account. Then visit the Play Store on your phone, and search for “BikeMoves Illinois” to install the app. It may take some time for the app to show up in the Play Store after you join the beta testing program, so if you don’t see it immediately, close the Play Store and try again later.

iOS

BikeMoves Illinois is available for iPhones running iOS 8.0 or greater. To join the beta testing program, send a message to bikemoves@cuuats.org with your name and the e-mail address associated with your iPhone. We’ll send you an invitation to install the beta version using Apple’s TestFlight app.