Crowdsourced transit app shows what time the bus will really come
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The problem with most transport apps is that they rely on fixed data from transport company schedules and don't truly reflect exactly what's going on with the city's trains and buses at any given moment. Operating like a Waze for public transport, Israel's Ototo app crowdsources real-time information from passengers to give users the best suggestions for their commute. The app relies on a community of 'Riders', who allow anonymous location data to be sent from their smartphone whenever they're using public transport. By collating this data together, Ototo offers more realistic information about bus and train routes. While a…
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