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Become a Green Ape Today

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on April 10th, 2013

Green Apes Screen Grab

Sustainable Melbourne’s mothership, the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) has become a Green Apes Jungle Guardian (!!!) and so we’re doing a shout-out to our networks to let you know that the Green Apes app is now available online.

What’s a Green Ape and why would you want the app?

From the website

Build & share your green profile and kick some jungle butt!

    • get points for everyday sustainable actions
    • track your progress
    • compete and collaborate with friends
    • find answers, inspire and be inspired

Book your tree in the jungle! join the ultimate sustainable community

We (VEIL) are pretty interested in behaviour change tools that are appealing, fun, or just not mind-numbingly terrifying.  A quick look at the YouTube video and the website indicates that this app might be quite fun to use, although it’s pretty new (version 1.1) and may have a few issues. It also requires a facebook log-in. What will be really interesting is what happens if/when it reaches a large audience of users and glitches get ironed out.  Unexpected (and hopefully awesome) results should follow.



RiderLog App: Vote with your wheels

Posted in Movements, Research by Kate Archdeacon on August 31st, 2011

RiderLog Australian Capital City Screenshots (1 Jan – 10 May, 2011)

RiderLog is a free app that turns every bike ride into a vote for better bicycle facilities. Download it to your iphone now.

Your RiderLog app records basic details of your trips and anonymously uploads them to the Bicycle Network. All the travel logs are then aggregated to show when, where and why we are riding. This information is used to improve the planning of bike infrastructure and convince authorities to invest more in the locations where people ride. Click here to check out a map of aggregated rides.  The Bicycle Network is an outreach activity of Bicycle Victoria in Australia, one of the worlds biggest bike rider organisations, with the purpose of More People Cycling More Often.

To Use: Start the app, choose transport or recreation, press the silver Sleep/Wake button and put the phone in your pocket, bag or bike mount to use as a bike computer. At the end of your trip, wake up your phone and save your ride details. The app will log your ride in your phone, including elapsed time and average speed. Press Map to see your route. The phone tracks your cumulative distance and time over the week and month, providing a record of your activity.  More details.

Privacy Policy: You decide how much information about you and your riding gets uploaded. The data is anonymous. Unless you change the Settings no personal details are provided. If you are a member or friend of Bicycle Victoria, you can enter your rider number. If you would like to get to know us, you can choose to tag your data with your email.