Useful apps while living in Barcelona

Cabify

 

A transport app that lets you get around the city with private cars with a driver.

 

  1. Download the app and create an account. You can choose your name and travel preferences, such as the radio station you like to listen to.
  2. Request or book your trip: Indicate where you are and select your destination, as well as what type of car you want to travel in: Lite, XL, Executive… The app will also indicate the price of the trip, which you can pay directly through the app or in cash.
  3. When confirming the trip, it will show the name of the driver, as well as the type of vehicle, its license plate and how far it is from you. 
  4. Once you arrive at your destination you can tip the driver, as well as give an assessment.

Cooltra 

 

Electric motorcycle renting app.

 

  1. Download the app and register with a valid driver’s license. Once the application has approved your account, you can start driving. You can choose the payment method: purchase your time-pack before-hand or pay as you go.
  2. Use their map to find a Cooltra motorcycle near you. Reserve it, put on your helmet and let the journey begin! When you arrive at your destination, end the trip in the app and take a photo to verify that it is properly parked.

Cooltra 

 

Electric motorcycle renting app.

 

  1. Download the app and register with a valid driver’s license. Once the application has approved your account, you can start driving. You can choose the payment method: purchase your time-pack before-hand or pay as you go.
  2. Use their map to find a Cooltra motorcycle near you. Reserve it, put on your helmet and let the journey begin! When you arrive at your destination, end the trip in the app and take a photo to verify that it is properly parked.

Glovo

 

Delivery app that lets you order anything locally on-demand.

 

  1. Download the app and create an account.
  2. Set a delivery point and place your order through its search engine. You can choose what you want from its multiple options, including supermarkets, pharmacies, and restaurants. Moreover, you can use the “whatever” option, where you can order anything from anywhere as long as it fits in your Glovo box.
  3. Make the payment and you will soon have the order in your hands.

Swapfiets

 

Bike-renting app on a monthly plan.

 

  1. Download the app and click on “tell me more.”
  2. Choose your city, the type of vehicle you want to book (you can choose between bikes, scooters or motorcycles) and the type of subscription that suits you best (monthly or for 6 months).
  3. Pick up the bike at a Swapfiets store or have it delivered to your home within 48 hours. 

Swapfiets

 

Bike-renting app on a monthly plan.

 

  1. Download the app and click on “tell me more.”
  2. Choose your city, the type of vehicle you want to book (you can choose between bikes, scooters or motorcycles) and the type of subscription that suits you best (monthly or for 6 months).
  3. Pick up the bike at a Swapfiets store or have it delivered to your home within 48 hours. 

Smou (Bicing)

 

Bike-renting app on a minute-basis.

 

  1. Download the SMOU app and sign up. From there, go to the “services” section and click on “activate” Bicing. Choose your rate (flat or per use), enter your data and make the payment online. Within 10 days you will receive at home the welcome pack to the service that includes your subscriber card. Don’t worry about the waiting time, while your card arrives you can use the Smou app to rent bicycles with Bicing.
  2. Once you have the card, access the Smou user area via the web again and click on “Activate card” within Bicing in the “services” section. Now you can go to your nearest Bicing station and start the adventure!