I'm a big macFanBoy, so much so that I'll be front and center this Saturday morning when the doors open to what will sure be "the next big thing" to come out of Cupertino, CA. The iPad will no doubt be pretty kick-ass, despite what critics and iPhobes say.
The ball is already rolling for the intrepid individuals trying to capitalize and monetize on it's inevitable success. Just look at all the iPhone software developers (me included) who are climbing on each others backs to get into the Apple App Store with an iPad HD / XL application.
I have been looking and looking for an idea for an app intended to run exclusively on the iPad, and I'm happy to announce that I have been inspired, I think. Please tell me what you think.
I'm proposing to create an application that can be used on a stationary bike, with a built in book/ magazine mount, or a real-life bicycle with a yet-to-be-conjured-up custom iPad mount. The latter option will hopefully be used in a stationary setting using a bicycle trainer. Either way the application will work like this:
1. You start the app on your iPad, set it in landscape mode and mount it on your bike.
2. Set the environment you'd like to cycle in (i.e. desert, mountains, city, etc).
3. Set your workout intensity, start pedaling, and enjoy.
The app will begin playing a video simulating a ride (first person POV) in your desired environment, with sounds of course (iPod functionality is optional).
The speed of the simulation will be synced to your cadence. Notifications will also appear indicating changing conditions ahead (i.e. 10% incline, strong headwind,etc), this way you can increase your difficulty settings and intensify your workout. It's intended to be a workout trainer / mood setter while you ride-in-place.
That's it for now, it's a rough draft of what could be a cool workout companion on what will be an amazing piece of hardware. I welcome any feedback from avid cyclists of all kinds, all I ask is that you not steal my idea. Thank you!!!!
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