Moovit

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Moovit
Moovit logo
Developer(s) Moovit Inc
Stable release
5.4.5 (iOS)
5.4.5 (Android)
3.7 (Windows Phone)
5.0 (Moovit on Web)
Operating system Android, iOS, Windows Phone
Type GPS navigation software
License Software and Maps: Proprietary
Website http://moovitapp.com

Moovit is a public transit app and mapping service developed by Israeli software company Moovit Inc.. The app features trip planning, live arrival and departure times, up-to-date line schedules, local station maps, service alerts, and advisories that may affect one's current trip. It currently supports mobile Android,[1] iOS,[2] Windows devices,[3] and has a web version, Moovit on Web. Moovit is the most used transit app[4] in the world with over 60 million users worldwide, supporting +1,200 cities, in 77 countries, and 43 languages.

Overview[edit]

Moovit offers real-time public transit information and GPS navigation across transit modes, including buses, ferries, rapid transit (metro/subways/undergrounds, etc.), trains, trams, and trolleybuses. Users can access a live map, and view nearby stops and stations based on their current GPS location, as well as plan trips across transportation modes based on real-time data.[5] The application differs from traditional public transit applications as it is community-driven and integrates official public transit data from transit operators with real-time data collected from users via crowdsourcing.[6] In March 2014, Moovit became the first provider to create transit data for areas in which no data is officially available (or where local transit agencies do not offer it to app developers) by creating a "community editor" and allowing volunteer editors to generate schedule and map data[7] to be loaded into the Moovit app.

By riding with the 'Live Directions' feature active, users can passively and anonymously transmit their speed and location data to Moovit. Moovit then integrates this crowdsourced data with public transit schedules to improve trip plan results based on current conditions, and share this data with the user community.[8] In addition to passively sharing data, users can actively send reports including reasons for delays, overcrowding, satisfaction with their bus driver, and wifi availability.[9]

Moovit is available in more than +1,200 cities across 68 countries around the world including Barcelona, Bogota, Cape Town, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico D.F., New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, São Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Toronto.[10] The app is free for mobile Android, iOS, and Windows devices.[11]

Moovit uses OpenStreetMap maps, a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world based on the Open Database License.[citation needed]

The company released their first annual Global Public Transit Usage Report 2016 in December 2016, which uses Big Data from 60 million commuters in 47 cities across The Americas, Asia and Europe. It revealed cities with the longest and shortest commute times, mass transit transfers, and distances people walk on their commute.

In June 2017 the company released a new product called Moovit Insights providing public transit ridership and usage statistics for over hundred cities around the world.

Awards[edit]

Moovit has received several awards including:

  • MTA App Quest 2013 Popular Choice Award.[12]
  • Best App at the Smart Cities Expo World Conference 2013.[13]
  • One of the top ten Most Promising Start Ups in Israel by Ernst and Young.[14]
  • The 2014 GeekTime Awards for Best Mobile Startup & Best Startup Overall.[15]
  • Atlas Award for Best Israeli Start-Up.[16]
  • GeekTime Geek Award 2016 for Best Israeli Mobile Startup.[17]
  • Google Play award for Best Local App 2016 in USA, Canada, Middle East & North America, and Hong Kong[18]

Moovit was selected by the City Hall of Rio as the official transit app of the Rio 2016 Olympics[19] and collaborated with the UEFA EURO 2016 Fan Guide App to help football fans get around during the EURO 2016 football competition.[20]

Company[edit]

The Moovit app was created by Moovit Inc,[21] a company founded in 2012 in Israel by Nir Erez, Roy Bick, and Yaron Evron.[22] Uri Levine, Founder and Former President of Waze, is a board member.[23] The company raised $3.5 million in its first round of funding from Gemini Israel Funds and BRM Capital.[24] In Q2 of 2012 the company launched Beta, and by Q4 launched worldwide. In 2013, Moovit received Venture-capital backing of $28 million from Sequoia Capital, BRM Group, Gemini Israel Funds.[25] In Q1 of January 2015, the company raised its $50 million Series-C round from Bernard Arnault, BMW i Ventures, BRM Capital, Jerusalem Ventures, Gemini Partners, Keolis, Nokia Growth Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Vaizra Partners.[26] In November 2015, Moovit received funding from Sound Ventures.[27]

Moovit Carpool[edit]

In January 2016 the company launched a carpool service in Israel called Moovit Carpool.[28] In Nov 2016 Moovit Carpool was launch in Rome, Italy.[29] In June 2017 Moovit Carpool was launched in São Paulo, Brazil.[30]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moovit public transport GPS". Google Play. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  2. ^ "Moovit public transport social navigation". iTunes Preview. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Windows Phone". 
  4. ^ "Moovit Rockets To No. 1 Public Transit App In The World | Mass Transit". Mass Transit. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  5. ^ Kim, Ryan (2012-12-28). "Transit App Moovit Takes a Page from Waze's Crowdsourcing Playbook". GigaOm.com. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  6. ^ "Moovit Powers Public Transit App with the Wisdom of the Crowd". AllThingsD.com. 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  7. ^ "Moovit launches its public transit mapping service in Bangalore". The Next Web. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  8. ^ Purdy, Kevin (2012-12-28). "Moovit wants to fix your nightmare commute". FastCompany.com. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  9. ^ Velazco, Chris (2012-12-20). "Social Transit App Moovit Launches in New York City Just in Time to Help All Those Hapless Tourists". TechCrunch.com. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  10. ^ Dickey, Megan Rose (2014-06-09). "Lyft Just Made It Even Easier To Get A Ride When Public Transportation Screws You Over". Business Insider. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  11. ^ "Lyft Partners With Moovit As Car-Sharing Battle Continues". Forbes. 2014-06-09. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  12. ^ http://2013mtaappquest.challengepost.com/submissions/16860-moovit
  13. ^ http://opencities.net/challenges
  14. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/moovit-named-one-of-israels-top-ten-most-promising-startups-of-2013-2014-228175921.html
  15. ^ http://www.geektime.com/2015/01/26/and-the-geek-award-goes-to/
  16. ^ "Ayn Rand-inspired start-up award debuts in Israel, but carries controversy". Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  17. ^ "And the Geek Award 2016 goes to…". Geektime. 2016-01-31. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  18. ^ "Best Apps of 2016 - Google Play". play.google.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  19. ^ "When the Olympics came to town". Smart Cities World. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  20. ^ "Transit App Moovit's Collaboration with the UEFA EURO 2016 Fan Guide App Will Help Football Fans Get Around During EURO Competition". SportTechie. 2016-06-03. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  21. ^ "Moovit App User Licence" (PDF). moovitapp.com. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "The Team". Moovitapp.com. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  23. ^ Kim, Ryan (2012-12-28). "Transit App Moovit Takes a Page from Waze's Crowdsourcing Playbook". GigaOm.com. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  24. ^ "Public transport trip planning co Tranzmate raises $3.5m". Globes. 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  25. ^ http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/18/moovit-raises-28m-from-sequoia-and-others-to-be-the-waze-for-crowdsourced-public-transit-data/
  26. ^ http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/14/moovit-raises-50m-to-scale-its-public-trans-app-goes-up-against-citymapper/
  27. ^ http://tech.eu/brief/moovit-announces-funding-sound-ventures-pushes-china-india/
  28. ^ "Moovit launches ridesharing services in Israel". Globes. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  29. ^ "Moovit launched “Moovit Carpool” in Rome". Gemini News. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-11-07. 
  30. ^ "Antes do Waze, Moovit lança serviço de carona em São Paulo". Globo. 2017-06-12. Retrieved 2017-06-12. 

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