Blog posts

Understanding asset standardisation through MIPTA

March 30, 2020 • Chloe Johns

The world's transport network is full of buses, trains, stops, stations and other vital pieces of infrastructure. Yet currently, there isn’t a universal way to identify all these assets.

Future-proof your transport operations

February 21, 2020 • Chloe Johns

It’s not easy to predict the future. We’ve been talking to transport operators about new technology and their concerns.

Increase ridership with smart ticketing

How to increase ridership through mobile ticketing

November 29, 2019 • Chloe Johns

How to encourage more people to take public transport has been a question faced by every city and local authority worldwide. At UrbanThings we believe that buses will still play a key role in future mobility, and we’re convinced that smart ticketing can facilitate ridership growth in this sector. 

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What are Hex Tags?

November 13, 2019 • Chloe Johns

Our innovative Hex Tag technology saves you money on expensive on-vehicle hardware, whilst providing invaluable passenger data. We thought we’d take you through the passenger journey, and how it benefits you, the operator.

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DroidCon 2019

DroidCon 2019: Is ‘Atomic Design’ the way forward..?

October 30, 2019 • Chloe Johns

Last week, Matt and James from our Android team headed to DroidCon London for 2 days of networking and technical talks. They have shared some of their thoughts on what’s new and exciting.

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Bus services should be built for young people

August 6, 2019 • Chloe Johns

Last month, the UK transport watchdog, released a report on how young people are using public transport. Their findings indicate that operators should be doing more to encourage young people to use their services.

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Transport operators should move to mobile

Why operators should move to mobile ticketing

May 3, 2019 • Chloe Johns

At UrbanThings, we're big fans of mobile ticketing as you can imagine!  We're often asked by transport operators why they should make the move to mobile and, as a result, we've put together this useful infographic.

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Software evolution in Mobile Ticketing

Mobile ticketing – the evolution from hardware to software

February 25, 2019 • Chloe Johns

It’s no surprise that we’re huge advocates of mobile ticketing. In fact, we believe that one day, mobile has the potential to completely replace all ticketing hardware and infrastructure. But, in 2019, is this feasible?

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DroidCon 2018 at the Business Design Centre

DroidCon 2018: What our team learnt

November 7, 2018 • Chloe Johns

Richard and Matt from our Android team were out and about last week visiting DroidCon London. They’ve been finding out all the latest news and advancements in the exciting world of Android Development.

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How Bluetooth reinvented itself

February 12, 2018 • Chloe Johns

Bluetooth. Remembered fondly by many for its part in sharing polyphonic ringtones in the schoolyard. Or perhaps for making the headset an integral part of businessperson chic, is having a resurgence.