Giro D’Italia, one of the world’s biggest bicycle races, is in full swing! While cyclists are restlessly hoping for the big win on May 29th, our team celebrates a win on our own: We were very honored to learn that the makers of the official Giro D’Italia app chose Onsen UI for creating this marvelous project.
Giro D’Italia - one of the most prestigious Cycling Contests in the World
Along with the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, the Giro makes up one of the cycling’s prestigious three-week-long Grand Tours. Giro d’Italia’s tour changes each year, but each race consists of least two time trials, and a passage through the mountains of the Alps, including the Dolomites. Cyclists’ durance is put to test throughout a 23-day period that includes 2 rest days.
Onsen UI behind the official Giro d’Italia app’s beautiful interface
Logicweb, the Italian software company behind the Giro d’Italia app commissioned by Havas Sports&Entertainment, shared their success story with us, after choosing Onsen UI as their preferred tool. Since they were already experienced with Cordova, they researched Onsen UI, Ionic and Framework 7, looking for a light, yet complete framework. As they wanted to integrate some previously created (mainly jQuery) components from the Giro D’Italia website easily, Onsen UI was their first and only choice.
Onsen UI‘s Sliding Menu, along with the Navigator concept brought the perfect solution they were looking for, and the work was easily distributed among the team members.
Technology behind the most downloaded app in the App Stores
In the past, Logicweb used Framework 7 and a proprietary framework for what concerns Cordova app development. For the Giro d’Italia app, they have used Angular 1.5.3, jQuery 2.2.2, and Signals for the events management. All their projects are made with Typescript and for the Android version of their apps, they use Crosswalk.
Giro d’Italia race stats, news, interviews, and selfies
As the race slowly approaches its peak this weekend, do not miss any of the excitement! The official Giro d’Italia app brings mind blowing Dolomites scenery and great racing straight to your smartphone! It covers the latest breaking news, team details, and information about all champions. The Logicweb team added a new “LIVE” section that keeps cycling fans up-to-date with every stage, race results, standings, interviews and highlights.
And it’s not all about cycling. Giro d’Italia app lets you discover Italy and all other locations included in the Giro. The app is not limited to sports, as it helps you find the best places to wine&dine while providing all interesting historical information about places passed by the cyclists. Most eager app users can share their experience and create a monumental personalized selfie. There’s still time to enjoy the race and become the Giro Face!