Social transport information portal FindMyWay is launching its services to other major cities in South Africa. This App is free and enables commuters to access public transport information from their mobile phones.
The service was launched as a beta mobisite in October 2012 and has provided a one-stop portal of public transport and commuter information for Cape Town. The initiative, launched by successful start-up WhereIsMyTransport, has now opened its platform to all South Africans.
The app will be of service for 15 transport providers across Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth. It addresses the lack of a centralized place to find public transport information in South Africa. FindMyWay has also made it available as a free app for BlackBerry smartphones running the BlackBerry 7 OS.
“We aim to put everyday transport information at commuters’ fingertips. Our goal is to make public transport more accessible and the experience more enjoyable,” said Devin De Vries on of the founder.
De Vries added that the use of the service through the native apps would provide users with an enhanced and intuitive experience, and that the app in future will be able to warn the users of delays in the routes or change in public transport schedules in a timely manner.”By making public transport data more accessible, we hope to encourage more people to use public transport as a sustainable daily commuting option. With a tool like FindMyWay, only a button press away, people will be able to explore more, reduce their carbon footprint, and be more in touch with their city,” he said.
This is life made easier, this app should be adapted by every country all over the Africa, who would not like to know when and where there is traffic. Kenya would benefit the most as a recent report said that the country losses about 50million daily to traffic snarl ups.
The service is available at www.findmyway.mobi or as a free download on the BlackBerry World.