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Mobile app ViewRanger is celebrating the launch of its new route planner website with the offer of free walking and cycling routes.
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 the four upcoming bank holiday days.
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 turns a phone into a complete countryside guide with GPS, maps, navigation and location sharing, and provides access to thousands of guided routes across the country from people like Walking World, The Ramblers, Cumbria Tourism, Cordee and The AA. The app runs on Apple, Android and most Symbian smartphones.
The new online community and route planner at My.ViewRanger.com is free to use and all 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 you have to install the ViewRanger app on your smartphone (59p for Apple iPhone, or use the 15-day free trial for Android and Symbian) and register. Then browse the routes, and the first four paid routes from any publisher will be delivered at no charge (the normal value of routes varies between about 50p to £2.00).
The promotion runs over the period Sunday 17th April to Monday 2nd May.
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