Transperth seeks commuters to test updated app
Transperth passengers are being called on to test a trial version of an updated app which has several new features, including real-time bus tracking.
The updated Transperth app is set to be released to the public next year and will enable users to track the approach of their bus or ferry service in real time. Transperth hopes 5000 users will visit the Transperth website to sign up as part of the beta testing group that will provide feedback on the effectiveness of the updated app.
The feedback from users will be used to ensure the app’s interface is easy to use and any technical issues are identified before it is rolled out next year.
The new app will also enable passengers to check their SmartRider transaction history, manage subscriptions, report damage to bus stops and register to use bike shelters on the Transperth network.
“This feature of the Transperth app has been in development for a while, but we are determined to get it right and make this as useable as possible,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said.
“We are also working on upgrading Transperth’s SmartRider system to cater for future patronage growth expected as part of Metronet and are currently trialling free Wi-Fi on some services.”