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Smartphone Cycle Apps

Whether you want to plan journeys or report potholes, there’s an app for that. Alec McCalden picks ten of the most popular.

Smartphones can tell you where you’ve been, where to go, how fast you did it, and much more. All you need is the right app, a piece of software that can be downloaded from your network and installed on the phone in seconds. There are lots for cycling. I found 62 for the iPhone alone. There are more apps for the iPhone than any other platform, which is why we’ve focused on Apple’s smartphone here. Its nearest rivals are smartphones running Google’s operating system, Android, which is steadily gaining market share.

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