Transperth seeks com­muters to test up­dated app

Southern Telegraph - - News -

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.”

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