Ride Where? is a phone app concept of mine and a friend’s which we were planning on developing. The app allows bmx users to navigate to spots and skateparks using the GPS within the app. Users have the capability of capturing their found spots and recording the location into the app allowing other users to locate and enjoy the spot or skatepark.
The idea came about when we realised as bmxers ourselves that every time we pursued to ride our bikes we’d always end up asking one another and I quote, ‘where do you want to ride?’. We began looking into existing apps relating to the idea, there were a few that were almost too similar. Pin It for example, an app which allows you to place points on a map to record and promote locations you’ve heard about or been to. It was main stream apps like this which pushed us to the conclusion of ending the project.
We thought as bmxers ourselves we’d have the upper hand in already knowing exactly what the target market would need. There isn’t any specific apps out there which target extreme sports locations. Although we did come across a Transworld app which looked to be a concept like ours which had fallen through.
Even though the project came to an end, as a graphic designer I couldn’t help but create a few visuals like you see in the above designs to show evidence of the concept.