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« on: February 21, 2016, 06:21:32 AM »

Just read about this in the new issue of Motorcyclist.  It's an app and web page affiliated with the Butler Maps folks.  It looks pretty interesting, but I haven't been able to create an account because apparently the page is receiving very heavy traffic right now.  I'll try again later.  Membership is free, but there is a premium option for $60 a year with extra perks, including access to Butler Maps segments, offline maps, and the ability to export GPX files.  Has anyone tried it yet?  Website
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 09:19:41 AM »

Don't waste your time.  

Signed up months ago, when it "launched".  Wasn't for me. Tracks your rides and posts so folks can see where you've been and where you are now. What do I care? Call me old fashioned, I prefer the ride report format. IMO, There are better apps if you want to do the travel blog thing.  Deleted the app weeks ago.  

But hey, that's just me.  Maybe I missed the boat!
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 02:46:15 PM »

I was curious about this as well—having only recently discovered the Butler maps, which seem pretty good.

The desktop website for the app was lame too—it had serious design and formatting issues (like everything wasn't fitting on-screen).

Too bad—all they really had to do to make a good app was:
• make all the Butler maps available in the app (at a discounted price from the printed versions);
• make the Butler maps (in the app) GPS-enabled
• provide an easy way to post comments/feedback on routes on the Butler maps

DONE!

Sounds like they screwed-up what could have been a good app.

App designers kill me these days—because instead of making something FUNCTIONAL, everyone insists on trying to "build a community," which is touchy-feely-marketing garbage. STN is a community because it's a simple forum that WORKS. So people come here. Not because someone tried to give us ways to attach little hearts to posts and created forums where we could post pics of each other together and other useless crap.  Rolleyes

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 06:01:12 PM »

I signed up about a week ago after reading the same article.  

Unless you pay the premium, it is like using mapquest.  I looked through the groups, but they are very few for a national/international site.  

I created a route in Micro$oft $treets and Trips, exported to gpx, uploaded to the Rever site.  All it did was draw lines between the waypoints,  No routing at all.

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 07:58:10 PM »


Don't waste your time.  

Signed up months ago, when it "launched".  Wasn't for me. Tracks your rides and posts so folks can see where you've been and where you are now. What do I care? Call me old fashioned, I prefer the ride report format. IMO, There are better apps if you want to do the travel blog thing.  Deleted the app weeks ago.  

But hey, that's just me.  Maybe I missed the boat!


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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2016, 12:22:26 PM »

I use this app on almost every ride.  My commute to work is rather long with many route options and twisty bits.  The data Rever provides allows me to compare my morning and afternoon trips to find the fastest, funnest route.  Just the other day my 50 mile ride home was within 30 seconds of the previous day's.  I have also ridden less than 2k miles this year, compared to about 20k last year.
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2016, 11:08:19 AM »


I use this app on almost every ride.  ...   The data Rever provides allows me to compare ...

Just what data are you getting out of the app?
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2016, 02:35:39 PM »

I use Rever. I think it’s swell.
My GPS is an old iPhone 4S in a LifeProof case. It’s no longer got a SIM card: no data plan.
With Rever I can plan a route on my desktop and save that to the phone. I can then follow along on the bike.
It works for me.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2016, 08:40:38 PM »



Just what data are you getting out of the app?


Date, time ride began, time taken, distance, elevation, map of route, max speed, average speed, bike ridden, total distance ridden in calendar year.
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