Free bank holiday walking and cycling guided-routes on your phone from ViewRanger

Published by Augmentra

ViewRanger celebrates the launch of its new online community & route planner with the offer of free routes for each bank holiday.

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, Cumbria Tourism, Cordee and The AA, CityCycleGuides 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.

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Notes: 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.

About ViewRanger GPS

Augmentra Ltd is the Cambridge UK based Angel funded software development company behind ViewRanger, the award winning mobile app, which delivers Mapping, Navigation, GPS- enabled guides & route content and Location Sharing to anyone who wants to get more from their time in the Great Outdoors.

The App runs on a massive range of smartphones and devices that use the Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, or Symbian OS and works virtually anywhere in the world using web based mapping, which can be cached for off-line use. Additionally, it can upgraded to run premium topographic map data like Ordnance Survey maps in Great Britain, for a growing number of countries, including Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, parts of Italy, Norway, New Zealand, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland & USA.

ViewRanger is also a GPS-enabled content publishing platform that allows Guidebook & Route owners, like The AA, Walking World, Cumbria Tourism and Cordee to deliver their content directly to a user’s smartphone. http://www.viewranger.com

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