powering intelligent mobility
We build award-winning transit apps - and cutting-edge API platforms that power them.
We specialise in building award-winning mobile transit apps across all major platforms. Find out how we can help you bring yours to market.
The urbanthings API is a robust, REST-based API that powers millions of commuter journeys each month1. Bristol City Council have used it to publish a wealth of transport data - it could power your applications too.
Our systems process Terabytes of transit data every month. Whatever the format - GTFS, TransXChange, CIF, plain XML, JSON, CSV – we can provide cost-effective conversion or analysis of your transit data.
Beautiful mobile apps empowering travellers worldwide.
Successful products like UK Bus Checker offer realtime transit data, GPS-backed mapping and integrated journey planning, backed by proven expertise in UI/UX design.
We offer white-label versions of our apps; themed to reflect your brand and product, offering affordable apps that are truly first class.See example
A scalable Smart City Platform to meet your needs
The UrbanThings API delivers smart city data to more than a million devices each month, including our popular Bus Checker apps.
We provide a white-label solution that allows you to open up your data to developers on a free or revenue-share basis via an automated portal and fully configurable endpoints. See a working example of how Bristol Council have integrated with our solution to allow developers access to their transport and smart city data.
A fast, robust REST-based API that provides static transit data, RTI, place/POI lookup and resource availability. Built on reliable scaling infrastructure to cope with peak demand.
Integrate your city or organisation with our API and make your data work harder.Find out more
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Mobile app specialists UrbanThings have recently entered into a partnership with leading ticketing platform Ticketer. The two companies will jointly develop a range of innovative mobile applications. The partnership will involve close collaboration between the two companies, with UrbanThings developing pioneering mobile apps for Ticketer with features ranging from live public transit times to intelligent journey […]Continue Reading
Firsts – SwiftSummit 2016 – Uber – AirBnb UrbanThings Head of Mobile, Mark Woollard, headed to San Francisco to discover cutting-edge solutions using the Swift Programming language. He shares the highs and lows of his experience – and how a conversation over pastries brought him face-to-face with a coding idol. Introduction A few months ago, […]Continue Reading
UrbanThings sent our top Android guy to this year’s DroidCon UK – but, in a unique twist, his iOS counterpart too! What did they think of it? Which platform is best? And did they have a fight about it? The results are in and the verdict is below… Part 1 – Droid Guy does DroidCon Ian Manders, Head of Mobile (Android) My […]Continue Reading
Saturday saw the UrbanThings team head west for Bristol API Hackathon 3. Hosted at Just Eat’s Bristol HQ, the Connecting Bristol event was a sell-out with dozens of eager developers arriving for a day of hacking. October’s challenge was how to ‘Travel Bristol (on a budget)’, and our eager coders spent the day combining both […]Continue Reading
After an exciting and busy week of hacking, Friday the 30th of September saw TfL’s Data in Motion Hackathon draw to a close. Teams were invited to present their ideas to a panel that consisted of representatives from TfL, Geovation and Amazon Web Services. We are pleased to reveal that UrbanThings was named as one of […]Continue Reading
I was delighted to be invited to 10 Downing Street today, as part of a group of small businesses led by Enterprise Nation. The purpose of our visit was to meet with Daniel Korski, the Prime Minister’s deputy policy advisor, to relay our feedback with regards to government support of small businesses. I was pleased […]Continue Reading