The Idea… NZcycle

Mountain biking is recognised as an emerging tourist market in New Zealand and has recently gained funding to develop this activity. My idea is for an app for mountain biking tourists. The app will contain on line (and off line – for areas with no coverage) maps and tracks around the country for the user to browse through. Users will be able to rate the tracks and maps so others know what the tracks are like. Tracks will be rated by difficulty and/or length covering everything from beginners to advanced. Users can search by region, difficulty, most popular etc. The app will also show facilities/other activities and amenities (i.e. cafes, restaurants, toilets, photo opportunity spots) in the area of the tracks. The app will mostly be used as a guide book to the tracks around New Zealand and how others rate the tracks but also will be able to be used as a GPS tracker (only in areas with coverage) so the user can track their progress along the track and know where they are and how long the have until the end.


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