Mobile Bus App Gaining Popularity Among Users
Shenzhen Goome Technology Co. has developed a mobile application in 2011 that provides information for the Shenzhen Eastern Bus Company is fast gaining popularity among users. The app accepts bus related queries and also offers bus stop information, along with a real time bus schedule and reminder service. The app also assists bus companies to increase their transportation efficiency by providing information such as traffic monitoring.
A spokesperson for the company said that they are cooperating further with the Shenzhen Eastern Bus Co. to provide more information on 4,306 more buses on 229 bus routes. To increase interaction between the bus company and passengers Goome will be integrating more functions such as lost and found and bus routes grading system.
The city government has already piloted a eight electronic bus stop boards at four stations in Shennan in 2004, but the plan to extend electronic bus stop information didn’t push through after six months because of the lack of funds for its maintenance. Last year the municipal government announced that GPS will be installed in all buses and bus information will be also available for more bus lines before the year ends.
The city transportation commission said that the plans of installing GPD on all 15,000 buses are part of the city’s plan to establish a unified traffic supervision platform.