The Bristol API
Bristol City Council needed a Smart City API to publish their transportation and city data to developers across the whole of the United Kingdom.
|Urban Things won the tender to build and operate The Bristol API, which provides datasets including live vehicle departures, transportation and smart city data and live journey planning. Key features include:
The Bristol API launched in January 2016 and was extremely well-received. Our first developer engagement day was a sell-out event and usage continues to climb.
Matthew Cockburn, City Innovation Project Manager
“The City Innovation team at Bristol City Council found Urban Things good to work with. The reason we chose their API solution was its flexibility, usability and robustness. It was clear to us that Urban Things understood the developer community and what would attract them to use the Bristol API. It has allowed Bristol to release a wide range of datasets in easy-to-consume format and developers to experiment, learn and create a range of interesting projects.”
If you would like your own Smart City API solution or have similar requirements, don’t hesitate to drop us a line – we’ll get right back to you.
TravelWest BusChecker App
TravelWest needed a high-quality mobile app to encourage sustainable transport by providing local bus information to travellers.
UrbanThings worked with TravelWest to develop their own white-labelled app, ‘TravelWest Bus Checker’, with key features including:
The TravelWest BusChecker App launched in 2014 to critical acclaim and has been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of local users.
Andy Whitehead, LSTF Programme Manager
“Providing access to intuitive, dynamic and reliable bus information has long been the holy grail for local transport authorities and public transport operators. TravelWest Bus checker has transformed the bus user experience in our region and delivered a product that continues to lead the way in a highly competitive marketplace.”
“The result is an innovative solution that has helped to overcome the many daunting barriers associated with bus travel. TravelWest Bus checker solves these issues with ease, placing the user at the centre and enabling commuters to confidently take control of their journey.”
“Perhaps this is best summed up in one of the many positive reviews:”
‘This app probably represents one of the best investments that the West of England local authorities have ever made. It makes the chore of using a bus simpler and removes some of that nagging doubt that your bus will never turn up.’
If you would like your own high quality mobile application or white-labelling solution, don’t hesitate to drop us a line – we’ll get right back to you.