Bristol API Challenge winners launch ‘Tiny Tours’ app

Back in January, the UrbanThings team travelled to Bristol to help run the first Bristol API Hackathon with Connecting Bristol. The day’s brief was to produce an innovative solution to a transport-related problem, and after careful consideration, the day’s worthy winners were Blue Sparrow Apps.

After celebrating their win, Blue Sparrow continued to develop their idea, and sixth months later have launched their free Tiny Tours app on Android and iOS.

Launched just in time for the summer holidays, Tiny Tours targets parents and children in the Bristol area, helping them find places to go and experiences to enjoy as a family.  Excitingly for us, it uses the UrbanThings Bristol API to power its journey planning suggestions, displaying easy-to-use public transport routes that take you and your family on a quick and easy day out.


UrbanThings CEO Carl Partridge praised the app, saying: “it’s very rewarding to see this app being brought to fruition, and we hope it will encourage other Bristol developers to sign up to the next event in the autumn.”

Congratulations to James, Laura and Ryan at Blue Sparrow, we look forward to seeing how the app grows and we will certainly showcase it at a future Hackathon!