I Get Around: Hyperlocal mobility with junaio

Maybe it was because I was listening to the Beach Boys yesterday, but I can’t seem to get that song out of my “real cool head” whenever I use some of our new channels. In the last couple of months we’ve seen a whole crop of new channels in Major Cities that concentrate on enhancing your ability to…well, get around.

San Francisco: Recently, the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Authority embarked on a project called SFpark, where San Francisco residents and visitors would be able to access the real-time availability of parking spots around the city. Since they made their API public, a few of us here at the metaio office in San Francisco decided to use it to make a channel: SFpark is fastly growing as they implement more and more electronic parking meters in the city (where the API gets the data). Make sure to check out the link above to learn more about the project.

Speaking of San Francisco Public API’s, long-time junaio users will be familiar with our San Francisco BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) channel that lets BART riders get real time updates on train times and station locations. I can’t begin to tell you how useful this channel is for BART riders – I’ve used it more times than I know. Also, if you live in SF you will be happy to know that we’re in the process of developing even more transportation channels for getting around the city.

España: Find bicycles in Valencia with the “BiciValencia” channel by Certified Developer eDiam Sistemas. And in Catalunya, you can now use the AVAL Car Rental channel to find the nearest location to rent a car.

Moscow: For more than a year, the “Moscow Metro” channel has been helping residents and tourists alike navigate Russia’s most bustling urban center.

London: More bike sharing with “find a bike”! 

Delhi: The “Dehli Metro” channel locates metro stations around the busy Indian metropolis.

Singapure: Map channel developed by Singapore Polytechnic students to help users navigate the campus.

Finally, we now have a Gas Stations channel that uses Google data to show users where gas stations are located.  “Gasolina” in Spain not only gives you gas station locations but even prices to boot. If you’re going to use junaio to get around all of these places, you might as well know where to fill up.

As you can see, junaio clearly offers a wealth of options to help you navigate all sorts of different places. So get out there! Travel, learn, explore and interact- all with junaio.

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Editor-in-Chief of the Augmented Blog; New Media / Coffee advocate. Find me at @traklord
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4 Responses to I Get Around: Hyperlocal mobility with junaio

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  3. I could not refrain from commenting. Well written!

    • Trak says:

      Thank you for your kind words- I still believe that utility is one of the most important aspects of User Experience. The more useful, local channels that we can develop that can help people navigate their immediate surroundings, the better!

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