Personal Trip Plan API Challenge

Transport for NSW launched the Personal Trip Plan API Challenge in December 2016 to discover how trip plan Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) could be used to provide real-time information to customers.

We asked the developer community to submit concepts and if chosen as a finalist, be able to produce a market-ready product that incorporates the APIs by early 2017.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DEVELOPERS OF NAVIBABY, ANYTRIP AND SPLICE TRIP NSW.

These three high quality submissions have been selected for endorsement by Transport for NSW; the developers have released their products and are now available for public use.

FINALISTS’ IDEAS

NAVIBABY

Navibaby is a mobile app that provides customers with routes that are pram and stroller friendly when travelling with babies. The app is available now for Android from the play store and will be coming soon to iOS.

Key features include:

  • Suitable routes for parents and people travelling with a pram or stroller
  • Suggestions for new parents learning to travel with a pram or stroller
  • Friendly and easy to use interface

ANYTRIP

AnyTrip is a mobile responsive web application that you can use to share real-time arrival times and service alerts using Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, SMS or Twitter.

Key features include:

  • Share service arrival times using SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Twitter
  • Check which service you are travelling on
  • Check real-time departure information for stations, bus stops and ferry wharves
  • Get an at glance view of public transport across NSW

SPLICE TRIP NSW

Splice Trip NSW is a Facebook Messenger chatbot that allows you to quickly and easily access train times in NSW. You can look up quick and full trips, and share them with other people.

Key features include:

  • View and create trips without having to leave Facebook Messenger
  • Enter your desired departure location to generate your quick trip details
  • Enter your desired departure and arrival locations to generate a full trip, displaying times and changeovers
  • Share your trips with friends

The winning entries from the Personal Trip Plan API Challenge will be officially endorsed by Transport for NSW and featured on the product showcase of the Open Data Hub,

Open Data Product Showcase