How many times have you been through one of these situations – you missed your bus and will now miss your train! Or you found unexpected traffic on your way to office for an important meeting and when you reach the bus stop, but the bus is so crowded that you cannot board it.
We all have experienced how frustrating it can get, right?
Here is the problem – most of the cities in the world have a deeply established public transport system. Yet, the service of this very system is not very consistent. Thus, the planning required to be on time with the help of public transportation becomes more than meticulous – it becomes tiring, and yet, there is no assurance that you will reach on time. So, what do you do? Simple – use the Transit App. This public transit (travel) companion in the form of a real-time public transit data aggregator and provider, is a blessing to millions app users.
The figures of this market are huge and they pose the exact opportunity required for disruption as well as value addition.
Transit was launched in 2012 as a simple solution to get instantaneous data on public transit systems worldwide. In its 6 years of operations, Transit has been able to 125+ metro areas worldwide, providing real time data on arrival and departure of several public transport systems at a time.
The key differentiator which gives Transit an edge over options like Google Maps is its power to automatically provide data on nearby public transit options and to provide adaptive plans for your entire journey. Here is what that means
The business model of public transit app Transit is not linear. The value of such utility apps comes from the number of users and their interaction with the app.
Subscription/ Membership: for the app users with in-app purchase
3rd Party Add Display: leveraging all the engagement by placing ads
Commission: Other API vendor will give you commission for each ride booked
Transit has beaten Google and other such services in markets like Canada. Although Transit is available in over 135 cities, it still has a long way to go. The best way to proceed for someone willing to run a business like Transit would be through increased focus on localization and brand partnerships.
We can help you develop your own version of Transit like commuting app with value added services.
The cost of developing an app like Transit would be in the bracket of CAD 30000 to CAD 40000. Here is a detailed breakdown of the costs as per the features we can help you add to your app.
|Customize favourite stops
|Manage Vehicle Schedule
|Notify Upcoming Stops/Stations
|Cost of Public Transit Companion
|CAD 30000 to CAD 40000 for Android + iOS + Web Admin
|View Nearby Routes
We can help you integrate a machine learning algorithm right into the processing of your app. This algorithm will go through the routes in real time and suggest the fastest possible routes for users as they see the instantaneous timings on the screens.
With the help of this dashboard, you will be able to see the detailed journeys of your daily commuters. This will help you garner insights on their routes, durations and preferred commuting systems which will eventually help the app suggest better routes to your users.
Our expert team of resources for your Toronto app development project will include:
Experts with rigorous experience in developing iOS/Android apps.
We guarantee app approvals on both iOS and Android app stores.
Consultation on strategic features and their development.
Development within the confines of Apple and Google Play Store Guidelines.
Efficient testing strategy in place.
Affordable estimations and costs.
Experience in projects requiring 3rd Party API integration