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Welcome to the new walkit.com! Please let us know what you think.

Posted 30 March 2009 15:09 by martin

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We're very pleased to unveil the new-look walkit.com!

See below for some of the things we've changed.  And, at long last, we're delighted to also launch the service in both Manchester (city council area) and Wigan Borough.

There will no doubt be niggles and glitches you come across, and some things you like, some you're less sure about.

Please post a message on this blog or contact us to let us know what you think – the good, the bad and the ugly.

It is, of course, still work in progress – so while a new structure for the site has now been established, we'll continue to work on the fixtures, fittings and furniture.

And now we've got an extra hour of light in the evenings, all the more reason for you and your colleagues, friends and family to get out and about on foot.

Happy walking

The walkit.com team

A 1 minute guide to the new walkit.com

New logo: Evolution, not revolution. We hope you like it.

Better city search: The new search box lets you easily get walking directions in different cities from any page of the site. So, for example, it’s now simpler to find your route to the train station in one city, and then from the station in another.

More vias: You can now add up to 4 locations to walk via – simply click the add via ‘+’ button, and to remove via locations click the ‘-’ button next to the location you want to remove.

Step count: We’ve added a step count to the route data, so you can see how close you are to reaching your 10,000 a day.

Set my home city: If you ‘explore our cities’ you’ll see there’s a ‘Set as my home city’ button beside the city title. Select this, and whenever you click the logo, ‘Home’, or revisit the site, your home city will load by default.

Map & directions side by side: You can now see your route’s written turn-by-turn directions right next to the map.

More city content: We’ve improved the weather icons, added some suggested walks, and made the books more visual for each city. We aim to add to this city-specific content over time.

Content themes: On the left of each page we’ve added links to content about walking for health, walking to work and school, and going green. Again, we’ll add to this over time.

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Comments

  1. Mick says:

    March 31st, 2009 at 1:40 pm (#)

    I'm struggling to get any London locations or postcodes to work

  2. LAURA says:

    March 31st, 2009 at 2:12 pm (#)

    It doesn't recognise my postcodes for London, or the tube stations, is this a glitch or am I doing something wrong?

  3. Carly Chadwick says:

    March 31st, 2009 at 2:15 pm (#)

    What on earth has happened to this site?

    It used to be brilliant and now it doesn't recognise postcodes, tube stations or London Street names! – please go back to the old look walk.it which actually worked efficiently!

  4. charlotte says:

    March 31st, 2009 at 9:37 pm (#)

    brilliant!

  5. jamie says:

    April 1st, 2009 at 9:45 am (#)

    Apologies to those of you who had problems during our switchover. Should all be working now. Please keep the comments coming.

  6. michael says:

    April 1st, 2009 at 5:41 pm (#)

    When getting a route from my iPhone today, my directions were obscured by a large popup advert for John Lewis which I couldn't get rid of.

    I know you need to make money but if I can't see the route I'm not going to come back to your site.

    Please sort this out.

  7. Jane says:

    April 1st, 2009 at 7:00 pm (#)

    Sorry, I dont like it, I'm a huge fan of the website but not the new design, too busy with too many flashing ads! Can still find my way from A to B tho.

  8. Mario says:

    April 1st, 2009 at 10:17 pm (#)

    It used to be a better website the previous one. I hope you can fix the problem with the Underground names. It seems that you need to work it out!

  9. Alex says:

    April 3rd, 2009 at 3:01 pm (#)

    Haven't noticed any problems so far; much quicker than the old version.

  10. Duncan says:

    April 6th, 2009 at 2:54 pm (#)

    The new design is harder on the eye, both in the formatting used and the way information is structured. I think it is worth pursuing the new functionality though and I'm sure with a few tweaks this could look as good as the old site but do all the new things too.

  11. Helen says:

    April 15th, 2009 at 8:27 pm (#)

    Would be good to have some walks with an indication of contours and gradients (for grannies and mummies/daddies with pushchairs) but the website is great for starters! What about walking groups to walk together on the way to work or lunchtime walk groups!

  12. Yaser says:

    May 1st, 2009 at 10:15 am (#)

    Great website, one of my favourites.

    however, are their any plans to make a mobile website? or exposing APIs?

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