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Yarra Trams is proud to present tramTRACKER for Android.
Australian public transport's first real-time information
service, tramTRACKER has come a long way since it was launched by
Yarra Trams in 2006.
Initially released as a phone (IVR) and SMS service, tramTRACKER
rapidly evolved into a free online service and in June 2009 it
found a new market as an iPhone app.
Currently the popular tramTRACKER iPhone app is downloaded
20,000 times a month and the number of requests to tramTRACKER
exceeds 800,000 a day.
With the surge in popularity of the Android operating system,
we're pleased to be able to provide an official, supported
application with many features not previously available to Android
tramTRACKER for Android is a free app available from Google Play (Marketplace).
Yarra Trams Marketing Manager Matt McDonell said: "We've built
on the massive popularity of tramTRACKER for iPhone to develop an
exciting new version which caters to the growing community of
"With more than half a million Melburnians using trams every
day, we want to enhance the customer experience with even greater
access to real-time tram arrival information," he said.
Developing the new version of tramTRACKER has not simply been a
case of transporting the iPhone app across to Android.
"tramTRACKER Android is the result of extensive customer
research, prototyping and field trials," said Prashanth Mullapudi,
IT Business Analyst with Yarra Trams. "It's an app built by
passengers for passengers," he said.
"We collected feedback from our customers and comments in online
forums about what people like and don't like about the iPhone
version. We did customer research and testing to bring a new
design and added features to the Android version of tramTRACKER,"
Features of the tramTRACKER Android app include:
The new Android version of tramTRACKER has retained some of the
most popular features of the iPhone app:
For the tech-heads
Yarra Trams worked with Melbourne-based company Appscore to
develop the Android app.
Where to get tramTRACKER for Android
To download the free tramTRACKER Android app visit Google Play (Marketplace).
tramTRACKER was launched in 2006 (phone and SMS) with versions
added in 2007 (online), 2009 (iPhone, mobile internet and desktop
gadgets and widgets). With over one million users every
month, tramTRACKERis now available:
The original tramTRACKER services by SMS and phone (recorded
voice) are still available (costs apply).
Published: Thursday 4 October 2012
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