Le Vélo STAR is a bike rental service with bike stations throughout the city of Rennes. The layer shows you where is the nearest rental station around you and how many bikes are available at this station.
We spoke with Amiel Lavon, Directeur de projet from In Cité Solution who developed the layer, just before he went off for an official photo shoot to make wonderful screen shots of the “Le Vélo STAR”-layer.
Well, you are the 200th layer, congratulations!! What is your first reaction on that?
Surprise, we have this idea in mind for several weeks, but just found the time to develop the layer this week. We found that Layar is a great technology and we are happy to provide the 200th layer, and we hope to provide a lot of layers in the future.
What do you think is the coolest part of your layer?
The real time information of bike availability. Our layer provides not only the position of the bike station but also the number of bikes on each station in real-time.
Watch the video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asEpv_Imfb8
What are your future layer plans? And will that next layer be nr 201 or will it take some more time ;-)
We plan to provide a layer for a social network on Rennes city and we work a lot with the transportation sector in France and we plan to provide some layer with us around bike, bus and metro. And a last word, we use Typo3 cms for development and we plan to release an extension for it in open source to share with the developer community.Amiel, thanks for the nice chat and we wish you and In Cité Solution good luck with your plans.
Off course we want to thank all of you who developed and launched their layers before as well for publishing such cool content, making the Layar Reality Browser what it is now. Keep up the good work!