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20 December 2012

Grab Lowdown MTB for half-price!

To celebrate the Holiday Season, Lowdown MTB is now available for a short while at half price. Spend your Christmas relaxing with your iPad, dreaming of biking across the mountains of Europe.

Grab it now!

02 December 2012

Lowdown MTB launches on iTunes!

The last week has been fairly exciting - waiting for the App to be approved by Apple, which went through last night. So we're delighted that the Lowdown MTB Guide to Europe is now available on iTunes.

Check it out here!

18 November 2012

Featured on Dirt Magazine.

Victor met up with the guys from Dirt bike magazine last week and gave them a sneaky peak at Lowdown MTB. They were so impressed that they made an impromptu movie and stuck it up on their site. Cheers guys! Check out Victor's run-through of the app on their site.

14 October 2012

Submission imminent.

It's been a while since we've posted anything, so apologies about that guys. Needless to say we haven't been idle. It has been hectic here since July but thankfully we're finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. The app is pretty much finished and final preparations are being made before submission to the app store.

The great news is that all of the suggestions we got through user testing have now been implemented. The biggest change has been expanding the Quick Guide. There were a lot of requests for more detail here and Victor has now provided trail by trail details which include the type of trail and the level of difficulty to be expected. He's also added opening times and lift facilities where possible. We know it was a big task for Victor, but every one is agreed that the app is greatly enhanced as a result.

We'll be putting the feedback page up again shortly in time for iTunes submission. In the meantime don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get updates on the submission process and when you'll finally be able to get your hands on Lowdown MTB through iTunes.

10 September 2012

Victor's Favourites.

Ever since we teamed up with Victor on this project, the Lowdown team has been waiting to see what trails he selects as his favourites. Over the last few weeks Victor has been submitting his final reviews and we're thrilled to see that many of the Lowdown favourites have made the cut. Obviously we can't give much away at this stage, but we're confident every MTB enthusiast will find something of interest. Especially when they see the photos!

10 September 2012

Stage two.

Now that we've finished most of our user testing, it has been a real eye opener to go through all the feedback we've gathered. Needless to say, the results are really encouraging but there were also some unanimous suggestions that surprised the team. Just goes to show, all the planning and brain storming pales in comparison to some good ol' user testing. Going forward our plan now is to incoroprate as many of these features as possible. A huge chunk of extra work for us, but we know it will make the app much better for our customers. Just gutted that we can't show it you all yet!

16 February 2012

Prototype finished.

So yesterday we finally signed off on our first prototype. A red-letter-day for Lowdown. It's been really exciting over the last few months to see all our plans and concepts take shape. Thanks to everyone involved in getting us this far. A special thanks goes out to our man Barry for grappling with X-Code night after night to get the app across the line. Now it's on to the user testing and gathering all the feedback.

30 January 2012

Test applications now closed.

Well that didn't take long! Many thanks to everyone for the great response. We now have more than enough applications so we're going to take down the feedback form until closer to the iTunes submission date. Those of you who have been chosen will be contacted shortly via email within the next three days. If you don't hear from us, apologies, you'll be placed on the shortlist for the next build.

23 January 2012

Testers Wanted.

As we approach the end of Lowdown MTB's prototyping stage we are now looking for a handful of people to help us test the build. We're looking for experienced iPad users who are happy to spend a while running Lowdown MTB through its paces. Here are the specific criteria you'll need:

  • You'll need to own an iPad and it needs to be one that hasn't been tied to any other iTunes developer account or app bundle.
  • You'll need the time to be able to give the app a good run through. About 2 - 3 hours for testing and about another hour for the feedback questionnaire and perhaps the odd Skype call.
  • A Skype account. See point 3.
  • While not a neccesity, preference will be given to people who are enthusiastic mountain bikers; particularly people who frequently travel for biking holidays.
  • The balls to tell the truth. We're not interested in plattitudes. We need people who are comfortable giving reasoned and honest criticism.

Sound interesting? If so, fill out the form on the feedback page expressing your interest and we'll get in touch with the succesful applicants shortly.