Moovit’s Big Bang Update

Moovit 5.0 sees radical change in design

Two REAL trains
Improved Features: though the latest changes wouldn’t offer you any insurance against Pacer units on the Rose Hill Marple service, there are marked improvements to the apps aesthetics and heuristics. Image by Mikey, 2012 (Creative Commons License – Some Rights Reserved).

Moovit 5.0 has been given a complete redesign. Its recent developments have been based on fully understanding its users and their needs. These have been from primary research and user input over the four years since the app’s existence. The new version restructures the incredible amount of data transport available so that users get the information they need at a glance.

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Moovit Goes to the Polls: Special Upgrade for 07 May

Intelligent public transport app gets voters to their nearest polling stations in time

Dukinfield Library, Concord Way, Dukinfield
Voting in the Dukinfield Ward? The 346 bus is every 10 minutes from Ashton-under-Lyne to Hyde for Dukinfield Library. Alight at Morrisons or Jeffreys Drive (both First Greater Manchester and Stagecoach Manchester up to 1920; former till well past the polling station’s closing time at 2200, though hourly after 1930).

Manchester, 1830 hours: best hot foot it out from work as meeting overran. Realised that I forgot to vote this morning and on doing so, could have got the 221 from Boyd’s Walk after calling in the library. In a right pickle now there’s no buses after 1812 from Piccadilly Gardens to The Albion Hotel. Then I check my smartphone: I find a sound connection with the tram from Piccadilly Gardens to Ashton-under-Lyne. It connects with MCT Travel’s 1925 journey to Dukinfield on the 41. Yours truly is chuffed: two ballot papers and a pint of Robbies’ finest afterwards. Triple yay! Continue reading “Moovit Goes to the Polls: Special Upgrade for 07 May”

Have Smartphone, Will Travel: 21st Century Journey Planning

Planning bus, train and tram journeys online

If like myself you live in an urban part of the United Kingdom, you may be semi-familiar with the public transport network. Today, with internet access more commonplace, there is little or no excuse to consider making part of, or the whole of your journey on public transport. In some cases, you can plan the next leg of your journey using your bus or train’s on-board WiFi connection. Continue reading “Have Smartphone, Will Travel: 21st Century Journey Planning”