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Chi.Bike is a free multi-function webapp for bicycling.
Tap MENU for all amazing features.
See the ABOUT page for lots more help.
Chi.Bike answers the questions:
TEXT MESSAGE COMMANDS
Text ? to u@Chi.Bike to get a help reply.
Text W to u@Chi.Bike for WHEREabouts.
Before a mass this returns the start location. While a mass is in progress this returns the most recent trusted location posting. Aliases like "location" and "where?" also work.
Text A to u@Chi.Bike for AIR (weather).
Text M to u@Chi.Bike for MAP graphic.
Depending on mass this may return the map, or the most recent photo, or simply a logo. It's a big file, mid-res, and not all phones are capable.
Text C for Cues (or I for INTRO).
Sends as much Cues / Intro text for the mass as will fit in a text message.
Text ON to u@Chi.Bike to follow updates.
Text OFF to stop.
Following sends you all subsequent updates to the mass from sources deemed trustworthy.
Optionally instead text ALL to follow every posting, or NEWS to follow only admin postings. Synonyms such as join, start and quit also work.
Text ON tags to u@Chi.Bike to follow a subject.
tags can be any search target including @name and #hash tags or ANY word(s).
Postings to News can come from many sources.
To post by text messaging simply text
some useful posting to u@Chi.Bike
Don't post messages like "wazzup!" - Do post messages like "Westbound passing 1200 W Addison"
Post PHOTOS by EMAIL (not MMS) to u@Chi.Bike with caption in subject.
Users can also post from Twitter or Facebook or web or auto-GPS and more:
Recorder: Continuously post your location from smartphone. Also shows speedometer, heading, route and more.
Text Messaging: Handles commands and postings.
Manual GPS: Post your location from GPS enabled browsers.
Email: Upload photos with geolocation.
Hotline: Special phone number transcribes voice postings.
Web: Simple form, also calculates your location.
Facebook: Postings to the wall for a mass appear in the News feed.
Twitter: Tweets with target hash tags appear in the News feed.
RSS: Admin may configure additional syndication sources.
MORE: Now supports CSV/JSON/XML dataset overlays.
Detailed help for each is on the big help buttons on the POST page.
Also see caveats about posting.
Several major social features are on the Facebook Tab. Simply tap the button always at bottom right.
There you can Like, login, share, post, and visit the Facebook pages for masses.
To share or post any Chi.Bike page, even chat messages, photos, maps and plots to Facebook, simply be on that Chi.Bike page then tap the Facebook button.
To track your PERSONAL activity, use the LOGIN link on the Facebook tab. Using Facebook Connect gives smartphone and web users an automatic Chi.Bike personal login. Then you can track and share YOUR riding, maintain your postings, and be considered more trustworthy.
On first time use Facebook connect will prompt you to confirm sharing required data detailed here.
Once connected the Facebook Tab becomes a User Menu with personal features and your web and GPS postings will be associated with you. From your User Menu set your phone and email addresses to also associate your text and photo postings. Post from some locations or record some riding then try the See Your Posts and See Your Plots buttons on your User Menu. See the advanced help for more info.
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