The new Rapha Rendezvous iPhone app will make this a thing of the past, the makers claim. It provides a sleek and simple way of organizing groups, managing who’s coming and finding out in real time where they are if they sleep through the early-morning wake-up call.
There may be other ways of doing this, but the company has a point: endless round-robin emails, text messages, phone calls and messages on forums can be messy and ultimately confusing.
The app obviously requires everyone present to have an iPhone (the company is looking in to Android development), but as a hub for organizing rides it looks to me like a good use of technology, well thought out, intuitive and fun.
Best of all, it’s free.
Click below for more pics showing its chat and location-specific features.