Anytime a developer updates their app, users get really excited. Who doesn’t love to see their favorite app get better with new features? And Moovit users have been able to experience the excitement multiple times over the last few months. Two months ago, Moovit introduced real-time step-by-step directions before, in January, users in over 110 cities cities with bike sharing systems were able to locate stations from within the app due to Bike Share integration. This month, the service is going live with yet another new feature. Moovit’s Best Way Today considers a user’s travel habits to specific locations and offers the best possible route to get there with minimal delay.
Alex Mackenzie Torres, Moovit CMO, says Best Way Today is “just the beginning of a set of features that offer greater personalization within the Moovit app.” Best Way Today was among the most requested features by users.
Best Way Today allows Moovit users to set their favorite locations, like their home or work, as well as their typical departure and arrival times to and from each location, and get the best route for their commute each day based on the day’s current conditions. With this new feature, Moovit users can receive a pop-up notification each day prior to their usual departure time from home, work or any other favorite location, letting them know exactly which route to take, without even having to open the app.
Another smaller item included with today’s Moovit update is proximity notifications. When you’re at or nearby a preferred station, Moovit will alert you when the next bus is arriving.
Both Best Way Today and proximity notifications are available today on the Moovit app from Google Play.
Moovit Releases New Intuitive Feature “Best Way Today”
Best Way Today Provides the Best Routes Between Users’ Favorite Locations Each Day
San Francisco, CA – February 4, 2016 – Moovit, the world’s leading local transit app, is today releasing a powerful and personalized new feature on Android, Best Way Today. This upgrade to the app enables Moovit users to make more valuable use of their time by automatically providing the most updated routes for users who typically travel the same route between favorite locations.
A large percentage of users ride the same route every day, but may not be aware that there are often multiple ways of getting from their home to work and back. And because of variables like unusual traffic, subway strikes, and street closures due to construction, transit delays cannot be avoided.
Best Way Today automatically finds the best way for users to avoid disruptions on their commute, considering today’s best route to work may be different than tomorrow’s. Best Way Today allows Moovit users to set their favorite locations, like their home or work, as well as their typical departure and arrival times to and from each location, and get the best route for their commute each day based on the day’s current conditions. With this new feature, Moovit users can receive a pop-up notification each day prior to their usual departure time from home, work or any other favorite location, letting them know exactly which route to take, without even having to open the app.
“Best Way Today is just the beginning of a set of features that offer greater personalization within the Moovit app,” said Alex Mackenzie Torres, Moovit CMO. “It is one of the top 5 most requested features by our users and we have a strong product roadmap in place to continue to provide an even smarter and more intuitive experience for our users.”
In addition to Best Way Today, the favorite lines and stations feature will also be updated. Now, when users are within a close proximity to their preferred station on their favorite line, they will receive a notification about when the next bus is arriving, whether you’re walking towards the station or waiting inside.
Best Way Today is now available for Android, and will be available on iOS in the coming weeks.
The Moovit app has everything you need to travel on public transport the smartest, speediest and easiest way possible. By combining information from public transport operators and authorities with live information from the user community, Moovit offers travellers a real-time picture and the fastest and most comfortable routes. Moovit users can also send active reports about their travel experience, such as bus congestion levels, cleanliness, and more. The more people use Moovit, the more real-time information concerning buses and trains is distributed. Live information received from travellers offers all users improved route plans and more accurate estimates about arrival times. Moovit is available and free to download in over 800 cities in 60 countries worldwide for over 30 million users.