📩 10/11/2018 12:00
The world's leading public transport app and analytics company offers unique public transport information for Microsoft Azure developers
Moovit, the world's largest urban mobility data and analytics company and # 1 transit app, announced today that developers will integrate public transit information into Microsoft Azure Maps to help develop more efficient applications for billions of public transit users around the world. As part of the collaboration, Moovit will run public transit data and service APIs in Microsoft Azure and slowly move other products to Microsoft Azure. In addition, Microsoft will integrate Moovit's public transit data into first-party apps and services. For example, Azure Maps will be able to provide real-time public transit information about a journey through Microsoft Cortana.
Moovit, the pioneer of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and the developer of the free public transport application, has more than 85 million registered users in more than 2.600 cities in 300 countries. Moovit is the world's largest transport repository, generating four billion anonymous data points per day. The Big Data process is supported by over 450.000 local editors' networks called Mooviters, which help protect local transport information in their cities. These passionate users help locate and protect local public transport information in cities that are not easy to find.
Azure Maps provides simple and secure location APIs that can add maps, location search, routing, and traffic features to applications using geospatial service APIs that seamlessly integrate with other Azure tools and services. Microsoft Azure will integrate Moovit's public transport API data and services to provide Azure customers with the most accurate public transport data in the world.
Integrating Moovit's public transit data into Azure Maps will help developers build more efficient applications using public transit. Information provided will include travel from point A to point B, nearby stops and lines with different vehicle types. Basic public transport line information such as planned and real-time arrival times, list of stops, as well as details such as step-by-step directions, service changes and public transport maps can be included.
Moovit's Co-Founder and CEO, Nir Erez, “The most accurate public transportation data Moovit offers and multi-modal services, including the world-leading multiple vehicle types, perfectly match the Microsoft Azure Maps portfolio for app developers.” she pointed out. “We are happy to work with a world-class company like Microsoft and integrate our advanced public transportation APIs into Azure Maps. In this way, developers will be able to develop much better applications for public transport users all over the world. ” He completed his words.
Tara Prakriya from Microsoft, Azure Maps and Connected Vehicles Group Program Management: “Developers and customers wanted a comprehensive mapping solution that combined public transport data and location information to see the big picture.” she shared. “By providing location information with public transit data in Microsoft Azure Maps, it not only offers developers the ability to create more advanced, smarter and real-time location-based applications, but also how our cloud customers in various industries such as automotive, public, production and health are they will be able to use this data to see how they travel and improve their access to their services. Microsoft is committed to helping companies find the best option in every step while helping their employees, customers, and field services resources. Moovit's world-leading coverage will enable Azure to provide its customers with the most comprehensive and accurate public transport services. ”
Moovit (www.moovit.com) is the world's largest public transport data and analysis company and the # 1 public transport app. Moovit simplifies urban mobility all over the world, providing easier access by public transport. Combining information from public transport operators and authorities with live information from users, Moovit offers its users the fastest and most convenient routes. Founded in 2012, with over 6 million users in 300 years, Moovit has been voted Top Local App of 2016 by Google and Best Apps of 2017 by Apple.
Moovit is the world's largest transport repository, generating four billion anonymous data points per day. The Big Data process is supported by over 450.000 local editors' networks called Mooviters, which help protect local transport information in their cities. These passionate users help locate and protect local public transport information in cities that are not easy to find. Of the hundreds of cities in Moovit, 65 percent are cities that Mooviters added, making Moovit the Wikipedia of Public Transport.
Moovit is one of the first pioneers of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in the world. The company fully integrates other modes of transportation, such as local bicycle services, to help people change and develop their mobility habits. In 2017, Moovit created the Smart Transit Suite to help municipalities, governments and public transport operators improve urban mobility in their cities.
Moovit is securely used for free on iOS, Android & Web in 44 languages, more than 2600 cities and 85 countries. Moovit became the official public transport app for over 2016 cities and global events for the 100 Olympics, including Rio de Janeiro.