In continuous efforts to mediate between public transportation and commuters, a mobile app is inviting businesses to weave in their data for even further improvement. Moovit launched a new toolkit last week that allows developers to integrate business data into third-party apps and websites.
The Israeli-born app works as a map-tracker, similar to Google Maps and Uber, except that it adds a feature of realtime tracking of public buses, trains, metros and subways. Moreover, it provides users with information like where transportation is heading and how much will it take to reach the destination in question.
In the new update launched on April 5, the toolkit helps users to arrive at an address via public transport through a link on a Contact Us page. Moovit gives way for companies to embed the service with their web content, available in 15 languages. It therefore provides a one-tap experience from the business’s native applications directly to their mobile trip planner on Android or iOS.
“Installing the Moovit Directions Web Widget, text links and buttons on a website is the simplest way a company can generate more traffic to its location via public transport,” said Yovav Meydad, Moovit’s Vice President of Products and Marketing. “Both amateur and professional website developers will find Moovit’s new tools easy to embed and customize on just about any app or website. By providing companies with free Moovit services, we’re supporting local and international businesses while promoting the use of public transport across the world.”
Adding a city every 18 hours, Moovit claims be the world’s first local transport app, enjoying a worldwide base of 50 million users commuting in 1,200 cities, according to it’s app store description.
There are many similar mobile apps that provide an almost identical service, however they are only limited to one city.