FlashCast, a Nairobi-based enterprise offering location-enabled, dynamically refreshing, scrolling text displays in buses and matatus) has just launched a free stage and route mapping app for Kenya’s buses, including real-time data from its FlashCast fleet.
Jeremy Gordon, CEO FlashCast told TechMoran, ” Sonar is designed to make FlashCast’s unique, real-time transit data available to the public. Users can view zoomable, scrollable bus route maps including stage locations, view real-time locations, bearings, and velocities for all vehicles in the FlashCast SmartBus fleet.”
Gordon added, “Users can also view route analytics providing a snapshot for present, Nairobi traffic conditions, search for stages nearby their present location, crowd-source route and stage information and read ‘buzz’ on the street – a real-time feed of SMS responses from SmartBus passengers.”
Sonar will enable businesses and organizations to engage passengers with rich, relevant content, and as well give the passengers opportunity to interact with the platform, and each other at no cost using any any mobile phone.