October 26th, 2009
First you need a Google Android phone, the first of those was the G1 on T-Mobile that was released around this time last year. There have been many others released since then and there’ll be loads on the market by Christmas.
If you want an iPhone version let me know, I might get round to it at some point.
The easiest way to get the Android version on your phone is to go to the Android Market and search for “bublmap”.
Infact, even easier than that if you have a QR reader on your phone like the excellent (and free) Barcode Scanner is to point your phone at this qr code:
October 26th, 2009
This update improves on the station selector, now there are short cuts for the first letter of the station you’re searching for, so that you don’t have to scroll through the entire list if you don’t want to.
This update also addresses a small user interface issue that was introduced as a result of a bug in Android 1.6 that many people’s phones have been updating to recently. You probably didn’t even notice it – it only occured when moving to landscape mode while the about dialog was displayed, but I’ve created a work around now anyway.
better station selector screen shot
October 17th, 2009
Hi. Sorry about the state of the website, we’ve been spending all our time on the Android app.
Anyway we’ve just posted a quick update (v1.0.1) and in case you’ve downloaded it and are wondering what’s changed, we just added an indication on the map to help you estimate how far the tube stations in zone 1 are from each other. It was a fairly quick thing to do and was triggered by a review we had from “Neil” – so cheers for that Neil!
If you look at the bottom left of zone 1 there’s a little man that shows how far an average person walks in 5 minutes. From that you can conclude that walking from Piccadilly Circus to Leicester Square would take about 5 mins for example. I think we got the scale right – 5 min sounds about right to me. It’s actually based on a walking speed of between 3 and 4 miles an hour.
Hope you’re enjoying using the app! We have a few slightly more substantial updates in the pipeline so stay posted. Thanks
October 14th, 2009
thought you might be interested to see some screen shots – and also to take a look at the bublmap itself in all it’s glory. Here’s our flickr stream.
bublmap flickr stream