Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Tech News 4th July 2016 1391

If Your Planning A City Visit Then It Is Time To Moovitmoovit-cab

As suitcases are being dusted off, the great summer getaway is now hotly anticipated.

For some, that will mean a city visit and for them there is an extra App to consider packing and that is Moovit.

This time last year, this column mentioned Citymapper as an App to help get around about 30 of the biggest cities worldwide.

Regrettably, that has pretty much stood still since.

Moovit has meanwhile lapped it several times and covers over 800 transport networks, most in countries Citymapper has not touched.

It includes places as far flung as Hanoi, Seoul, Nairobi and Lima.

It even includes Tenerife.

It works by using where you are as a start point and asks where you want to visit at what time.

Then it gives you your public transport options to get there along with a map of the journey.

When you set out it tracks your progress with GPS, directs you to the right stop on the transit system and tells you when to get off.

Moovit does not stop at the city limits.

For instance, and this is a real bonus locally, it covers the entire West Midlands transport network – not just Birmingham.

Si, I can ask it to plan me a trip from Solihull to Dudley Castle and I would get a timetable and route information to catch a train to Smethwick Galton Bridge and switch to a bus there.

It even maps out the walking route from the bus stop up the hill to the Castle.

The Network West Midlands App can plan the same trip, of course, but Moovit does it better, and Moovit works around the world.

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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