Alishan, April 12 - 13, 2010. Click pic for album

Taroko to Kending

Taroko Gorge to Kending, Feb 14 - 19, 2010.

Northern Cross Island Highway

Northern Cross Island Highway, May 19 - 21, 2008. Click pic for album
4th August, 2013

Youbike apps

Here are a couple of Android apps that provide info on the Youbike rentals in Taipei and Kaohsiung.


      is in English and provides a map with rental sites in Taipei and Kaohsiung that includes info on number of bikes available for rent as well as the number of empty slots if you want to return your bike.


      is in Chinese, but offers more functions than Bikefriend, including a list of rental stations, a map with rental stations, and the option to get directions to a station and a Google map street view of the station. Bikerker only offers info about Taipei Youbike.
      [Edit 130807: it was pointed out to me in the comments that this app uses both Chinese and English on English (any non-Chinese?) Android systems. Station names and addresses are in Chinese, but they can of course be found using the map in the application. The rest will be in English.]


I haven’t used these apps, more than downloading them and checking what functions they offer, and I have no connection to their developers, but they both seem to provide good functionality. I also haven’t checked to see if they exist for the iOS system.

3 comments to Youbike apps

  • Alan

    Bikerker does have English translation (except for the bike stop names). If your Android system language is English, it will display in English.

  • tbv

    Hi Alan, yes it does, I should have said mixed Chinese/English, sorry about that. The reason I said Chinese was that all the stations and addresses are in Chinese, but anyone who doesn’t read Chinese can of course find the stations with the help of the map. This is a great app.

  • Sam

    the bikerker app doesn’t seem to work with kaohsiung…