B-cycle is the next generation bike-sharing brainchild of powerhouses Trek, Humana and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. The company sought to build the most advanced, integrated and user-friendly bike share system in the world, and they needed a leading technology partner to help.
When B-cycle was just a small startup company, we worked with their team to architect an enterprise solution with the ability to scale and support the international community riding their bikes today. The business model for B-cycle is very unique: they serve both public and private programs throughout the US and worldwide, with the goal to their customers not only through their solar-powered street kiosks and bikes, but through a web and mobile presence as well.
Our team worked as the captain of the ship for the technical elements of the project, including the ground-up development and integration of:
- Complex back-end Web Service and Admin tool
- SQL Server Reporting Services and TCP services
- Authorize.Net, Transbank and PatPass payment integration
- RFID and real-time GPS tracking
- iPhone and Android mobile apps
- Sitefinity website architecture for white-labeling by program
B-cycle is not an out-of-the-box solution. Rather, the kiosk software, mobile apps and websites are customized and branded for each different program or city. The solution is completely redundant and highly available, distinguishing B-cycle as the most reliable and secure bike system on the planet. Our support and architecture has empowered the company to scale exponentially, to 20 cities worldwide and counting.
Throughout B-cycle’s wildfire international growth, Amadeus Consulting has continued as a key player in the company’s success through ongoing enhancements, business intelligence and 24x7 support. All aspects of our organization have played an active role in this massive project, a true showcase of the complete solution capabilities of Amadeus Consulting.