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Moovit — Brings local transit app to Bangalore

Posted in Android Application, IOS, Mobile/Tablet, Technology, and windows app

Moovit has launched in Bangalore today to help users get around town using bus and metro lines.

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The app lets you navigate the city via both the city’s Namma Metro green and purple lines, as well as 2,000 bus Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus routes and corporate office shuttles.

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While Google Maps also lists public transport options when guiding you to your destination, Moovit attempts to offer up-to-date information by crowdsourcing the latest data and routes from its community.

The company’s service is available in over 700 cities in 58 countries and claims 28 million users worldwide. It opened up its proprietary editing tool to allow users in Bangalore to add data over the past couple of months. In addition, its team verifies routes and stops, while the community self-regulates by reporting misrepresented data — ensuring commuters get access to usable information. They can also signal issues in real-time like crowdedness and delays.

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Moovit will also announce the availability of its service in another major Indian city by the end of the year. With millions of Indians commuting to work in several cities underserved by mapping services, there’s a large user base for the company to capture and win over, if it plays its cards right.

Links: Moovit [Android | iOS | Windows Phone]

Via TNW

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