'Boris Bikes' Added To London Tube App

The official London Tube iPhone application has been updated to add 'Boris Bikes' information.

Users who purchase the "Leisure Points of Interest" pack will be able to view London Cycle Hire information with the application. The app also provides the exact location of London Cycle Hire docking stations based on a user's GPS position and Google Maps.

Developed by Presselite, the application comes with a augmented reality feature that allows users to see nearby bike hire centres through their iPhone's camera live view.

The augmented reality function is only available to users with iPhones powered by Apple's new iOS 4 operating system.

The application uses Transport for London (TfL) data to provide people with regular updates showing the number of free bikes available, as well as the number of free slots, at any cycle hire docking station within one kilometre of the user's GPS position.

The new application is now available to download from the iTunes App Store.