Multi-modal Android app for ScotlandLondon, UK - June 06, 2011
Popular service for Traveline Scotland & Traffic Scotland now on two platforms
Trapeze has successfully launched an Android version of the groundbreaking mobile application created for Traveline Scotland in partnership with Traffic Scotland. Complementing the iPhone service launched last year, the new release makes this valuable selection of travel information available to a much larger proportion of mobile users.
The new multi-modal Android app covers the whole of Scotland and is both personalised and location-aware. Features include live and scheduled bus times, road traffic updates from Traffic Scotland, ferry departures, Glasgow Subway information, local taxi numbers and live news updates. Travellers can easily pinpoint nearby stops, stations and ferry terminals nearby, view them on an interactive map, or alternatively search by street, town and postcode.
Sales of Android devices have surged over the past 12 months and it is now firmly established as a key mobile platform for the coming years. With its wide and growing demographic it is now a core technology for effective distribution of travel information to people on the move. However, lack of financial motivation appears to be discouraging independent developers from creating innovative new services.
The Trapeze application is free to download from the Android Market - search for Traveline Scotland or go directly to https://market.android.com/details?id=com.kizoom.travelineScotland on any Android device.
“I’m delighted to see our team’s expertise in mobile apps rapidly expanding from iOS to Android, BlackBerry and other platforms”, said Tim Johnson, product manager at Trapeze. “What’s important to us is quality. We’re not just copying iPhone apps, but thinking hard about how to craft services optimally for each platform without breaking the bank. Too often it’s only iPhone users that get the best travel tools – we’re determined to bring top quality, flair and imagination to all smartphones.”
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