The Tour de France is in full swing, and I've found a real gem of a tool for my Tungsten E: Le Tour 2004. After some review of the app this weekend, I've decided to share more of my thoughts with Cycling fans that are also Palm users.
The Dutch firm Deepweb has done nice work on their little Tour de France info tool. Le Tour 2004 offers a small map of the Tour, city by city listings and distances for each Etape (stage) with relevant stage info (categories of climbs, sprints, elevation maps, etc.), as well as team rosters and rider names.
You can use it freely (with a splash screen) but the $4 price tag seems like a deal to me, considering all of the information provided.
My wish list for the application includes:
- Space for notes, so users can add notes about stages, teams or riders.
- More detailed rider information (with black & white photo?).
- Close up maps of each stage with elevations, so users can see the details. Links to the stage info from this detailed stage map would also be nice.
Mind you I'm not complaining — just imagining what features I'd love to see added to this great little tool. Le Tour 2004 app is already very handy and I expect it to receive lots of use over the next few weeks. ;-)