iPhone App Rewards You for Bicycling & Walking (in UK)

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A cool new iPhone app from Recyclebank, re:route, rewards you simply for traveling by foot or by bike. “Whether your route is quicker, better for the environment or gets you burning more calories, you’ll earn points towards all sorts of treats – from haircuts and hotels, to shopping and spa days,” the company writes. “You’ll earn 75 points just for linking the app to your Recyclebank account.”

There are many, many reasons to travel by foot or by bicycle, and this just adds on to those.

Afraid the process would be too complicated? Well, it seems that it’s not. Recyclebank’s “1-2-3 guide” for using the app is as follows:

Hmm, that looks pretty simple.

Apparently, you actually have to do a tad more than that — you enter your destination in the app; it provides you with some walking or bicycling options; and you choose one.

Aside from rewarding you for your green travel, the app also tells you how many calories you should burn along such routes.

The app is currently just available for the iPhone but should be coming to Android phones within a few months.

Hopefully the app will be available beyond the UK soon.


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