NYTimes The Scoop NYC, the mobile guide to the Big Apple, has received a nice update. Version 1.4 includes integration with Citi Bike, a major update to its restaurant listings, and other goodies.
Created by The New York Times, the free iPhone app now shares content from Citi Bike, the city’s new bike share program that is operated by NYC Bike Share. As a result, users are now able to locate Citi Bike stations throughout New York City, and get real-time updates on how many bikes and docks each has available.
Users will also see which of The Scoop’s recommended destinations are nearby, including the city’s best restaurants and coffee shops, as selected by The New York Times editors.
Using the Citi Bike section of The Scoop, users can
- See a map showing Citi Bike stations and Scoop picks throughout the cit
- Zoom into their location to see the nearest bike stations and Scoop picks
- Get information on the number of bikes and docks available at each station, updated every minute
- Get bike-friendly directions from their current location to a Citi Bike station or a Scoop pick
According to Denise Warren, executive Vice President, Digital Products and Services Group, The New York Times:
The integration of Citi Bike’s robust content complements The Scoop app’s main objective—to serve as a guide to New York City. With these new features we hope to further enhance the experience for users of The Scoop as they explore the city using their iPhone.
NYC Bike Share also owns and operates a free Citi Bike App for iOS and Android devices. Later this summer, the Citi Bike app will feature The New York Times Scoop listings and recommendations for restaurants, coffee shops and events.
Citi is the official sponsor of The Scoop app, which is available now in the App Store.