TransHub taps Gov data to minimise multi-mode commute times

TransHub is a Windows Phone application looking to solve traffic congestion issues in your city. TransHub can instantly recommend the fastest routes to your desired location across multiple transit...

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TransHub is a Windows Phone application looking to solve traffic congestion issues in your city. TransHub can instantly recommend the fastest routes to your desired location across multiple transit methods. Soul Solutions created the TransHub application, using NSW government transport data for Sydney to deliver timetabled information, on-demand journey calculations, fare prices and alerts.

There are currently a number of public transportation vehicles that contain live GPS tracking. Unfortunately, only some of that geolocation data from trains, trams, ferries and busses, is exposed to developers. Governments around Australia should be encouraged to expose more or all of this data so developers can build apps and services to help solve traffic congestion issues in our cities.

During Tech.Ed this week, I sat down with John O’Brien from Soul Solutions to discuss the app and winning the crowd-voted Spotlight competition.

The TransHub Sydney WP7 application is now available in the Marketplace available for A$4.49, a free is also available.

For more information head to http://transhub.com

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