When millions of Indians set out for their destination by public transport every morning, a battle begins. This battle is now made a little easier with the launch of public transportation app Moovit in Mumbai.
Moovit is used by 30 million people in over 800 cities across the world. Since its launch in Bangalore last October, it has notched up 95,000 users in India.
“Rather than waiting for a delayed bus or not knowing when it might finally arrive, Moovit provides the latest information on when your bus is arriving and when you should leave your home or office to get to the station on time,” Alex Mackenzie Torres, the CMO, said.
“Moovit provides more accurate and live information regarding timing and routes than is otherwise publicly available,” says Alex.
Moovit is a free, local transit planner. It features live arrival and departure times, updated line schedules, local station maps, service alerts, and advisories that affect public transit trips – all with the help of a community of other riders.
It combines information from public transport operators with live updates from users. Travelers can also send active reports about their travel experience such as bus congestion levels and cleanliness. “The power of Moovit stems from our community of riders around the world,” says Alex.
The startup was founded in Israel in 2012 by Nir Erez, Roy Bick, and Yaron Evron. Nir launched the app after feeling frustrated with the inaccuracies of public transport data in Tel Aviv.
A graduate of Mamram Academy, Nir holds a degree in physics from Bar-Ilan University. He is also the founder and CEO of ActionBase and Eyron Software Solutions.
This is an excerpt from Tech in Asia. You can read the full article here.