Er, what am I signing up to?
We're working with The Times on an exciting cycling safety project which is going to go national later this year. We’re looking for cyclists to kick the tyres of early versions of the smartphone app that will be used in the campaign.
Our goal is to make our roads fit for cycling by pressuring government and municipalities to spend resources earmarked for cycling in a way that truly reflects cyclists’ needs. Our key weapon will be an anonymised dataset of where and when cyclists ride. Cyclists will be able to participate by installing our smartphone software that automatically detects how people move. It's data of the people, by the people, for the people and will launch nationwide in summer ‘14.
What will I have to do?
We’ll be inviting you to run a series of apps ranging from a basic app that just collects the phone’s sensor data, through to the fully functional app that will be used in the national campaign. The test apps will help us make the final app awesome and we’ll explain exactly what each test app does before asking you to install it.
And what if I change my mind?
Test pilots have the option to ignore any invitation to install a particular test app or even opt out of the programme at any time simply by sending us an email. Once set up, you’ll rarely be asked to do anything other than install the apps, though we’ll always be keen to hear your opinions. Our first test app is already available but test pilots can sign up anytime during the programme.