The app has over million active users worldwide. TRAFI allows you to track the movement of buses, trolleybuses and trams, and also knows how to tell users the best route of public transportation without Internet connection.
MOSCOW, 20 Oct. British company TRAFI (the developer of the eponymous app for tracking urban transport, analogous to “Yandex.Transport”) entered the Russian market by launching service in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Rostov-on-don and Chelyabinsk, said in a statement.
“We made the decision to run in Russia, when he saw that we were actively downloading here, even though we didn’t announced the launch, and only tested the technology. Russia has many big cities with a rather complicated public transport system. So we see here a huge potential, despite the fact that in the region we already have competitors” — are words in the message CEO Martinez of Guanabacoa.
Investments to start the project in Russia will amount to $ 1 million, which will be focused on localization and promotion of the product.
Today the app works in seven countries and has over 1 million active users worldwide. TRAFI is most popular in Turkey, Brazil, the Baltic States and England. The company earns interest on sales of public transport tickets sold via the app. The company plans to make in Russia.
The TRAFI app not only allows you to track the movement of buses, trolleybuses and trams, but also can give users the optimal public transport routes without connecting to the Internet. TRAFI loads the necessary data on routes and schedules in a compressed format directly into the user’s device.
“Yandex” in 2014 launched a similar app “Yandex.Transport”, which, in particular, allows you to track the movement of urban transport on the map, to determine the time of its arrival in a specific location, shows the nearest public transport stop. The app works in 18 cities of Russia and CIS.