Smartphone First

The smartphone has become the first information and purchase media for all travelers. It is an ideal leverage for changing travel practices.

Our smartphones transport applications give travelers all the keys of travel: information, guidance, purchase of travel vouchers and validation…

To accompany the traveler throughout his journey

Our mobility applications offer the traveler all the functions of the mobile web + functions that are specific to the smartphones technical capabilities.

The conventional features :

  • Multimodal route calculation
  • Time sheets
  • Maps
  • Favorites
  • Contact

The specific functions for smartphones :

  • Geolocation of the traveler: nearby information, accessible services around me, route calculation from position…
  • Pedestrian guidance
  • User Profile (Preferences)
  • Vocal synthesis
  • Data downloading (preferred time sheets for example) in order to consult them even if there is no connection (<<off line>>)
  • Download and validation of transport vouchers.

Example of implementation: Moovizy Saint Etienne

 

The + practical: no additional workload for the network team

icon-1  Smartphone applications use the same database and the same route planner as in the website.

See our multimodal information platforms architecture.

icon-2 Cityway manages the referencing and SEO services of each Smartphone application on their proper platforms

 

Other mobile information services

SMS disruptions alert

This service allows the network to send personalized information according to the preferences of the traveler (day, time slot, routes,…). The delivery can be done by SMS or by mail.

The definition of the messages, the preparation of deliveries and the statistical follow-up of disseminations are done via the Website back-office.

+ SMS information

This service allows the traveler to obtain the schedules of the next vehicle at the stop at which he is. To do this, simply send by SMS the stop code displayed on the post at the network information number. The answer arrives instantly by SMS.

2D Code (QR Code) 

This service can be used by any traveler with a mobile phone and a fixed-rate Internet connection.

By taking a picture with his phone of a 2D code (also called a QR code or Flash Code) located on the stop post, the traveler will be connected to a mobile Website presenting the schedule of the next passenger bus at his stop – or any other information that the network will have preferred to provide (nearby customers depositaries for example).

NFC tag

With a phone equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, an additional step is taken in the speed of access to information. The traveler has only to approach his phone to the issuing label (named FID Tag) so that the next transit is displayed in real time on his screen.