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Bike Doctor - Showing you how to fix your bike

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by andreaskam, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. andreaskam

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    Today we launched a new app for the Android called Bike Doctor that talks you through step-by-step 24 common bike repairs.

    The four main benefits of the app are:
    * Save money - Even completing a simple repair such as fixing a puncture means a cyclist can save
     

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  2. jae_63

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    This looks very cool and useful, but 5.5MB is too big for my phone. Is bike doctor froyo-friendly, i.e. would it mostly reside on my SD card if I upgrade my phone to android 2.2?
     
  3. andreaskam

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    I know it's a shame the app comes in at so big. I don't know how were going to tackle that as we're very keen to add more repairs!
    Let me check with the chap who I worked with to create the app about "froyo-friendliness!".

    Andreas
     
  4. andreaskam

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    The footprint of the app is 2.83 meg. Copying to SD is not supported because the app also runs on devices 1.6+ that don't have that feature. If this becomes an issue then we can create a custom froyo version of the app that can reside on the SD card.
     
  5. jae_63

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    Thanks for the quick response. That's still a pretty big footprint. Speaking only for myself, I wouldn't be prepared to sacrifice so much memory for an application that I would really like to have on my phone but would only use once per month. So for this prospective customer the froyo version would be essential (but I haven't upgraded my device yet). The same argument applies in my opinion to other large, useful but seldom-used apps such as cookbooks.
     
  6. jae_63

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    It turns out that when you tell Froyo to move Bike Doctor 1 0.2 to the SD card, its phone memory footprint drops to 100k, which is excellent.

    Nice app! I look forward to using it next weekend to repair my son's bike.
     
  7. Sam Voss

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    Great Idea! and I've just got an idea for fixing the size of your application, why not draw the video's off of a website or like youtube? and include your links etc to them?
     

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