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Thursday 23 March 2017

Posts Tagged ‘application’

Get Taxi shakes the world of taxi drivers

Get Taxi shakes the world of taxi drivers

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.06.11

Even in larger cities, finding a taxi can be a real obstacle course. Launched in Israel, the service Get Taxi wants to simplify this path for users and take advantage of the growing number of independent taxi drivers. A linkage service that is being emulated all over the world.

Locomote simplifies the paths of public transport users

Locomote simplifies the paths of public transport users

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by Julien de Labaca | 11.23.11

After learning of the difficulties encountered by their friends in search of easily accessible housing, two developers took a stab at solving the problem with Isokron. Soon thereafter, the young entrepreneurs began tackling passenger information with their second creation Locomote, a route planner coupled with real-time passenger information.

Paris within a second: the application that gives inhabitants of Paris real-time information

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.22.11

On November 16th, the city of Paris launched a new and free mobile phone application to give on-the-move inhabitants of Paris access to practical information. “Paris à la seconde” (Paris within a second) provides iPhone or Androïd mobile phone users with weather forecast alerts, information on unexpected closing of public places or highways, pollution peaks, electricity failures…

Dynamic ridesharing is breaking the deadlock

Dynamic ridesharing is breaking the deadlock

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.15.11

Is ridesharing the butt of entrenched prejudice? Its ability to reduce nuisance has been known for a long time but single car drivers are not ready to let go of their individual cars yet. With the boom of new technologies, players in that field are technically ready to shift to second gear and are developing what are known as dynamic car sharing solutions. Companies and local authorities, which are more skeptical, are experimenting this new service with sometimes-mixed results. Let us explore the mysteries of dynamic car sharing.

Sound Delta Wild, digital technology in the service of nature

Sound Delta Wild, digital technology in the service of nature

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by Adrien Geneste | 10.10.11

Born from an idea put forward by the WWF to increase the presence of wildlife in cities, the Sound Delta Wild application helps users explore their surroundings through sound, transmitted via their smartphone headphones or supporting media.

An application to assess Parisian pedestrians’ level of exposure to pollution

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by Elsa Sidawy | 09.28.11

What about going out for a walk in Paris depending on the level of pollution? It is now possible thanks to the “Votre air” (“Your air”) application prototype launched during the Futur en Seine festival last June.

Clic3D and NaviNum, added-value tourist services

Clic3D and NaviNum, added-value tourist services

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by Suzanne Galy | 08.29.11

Thanks to its three-dimensional virtual reality platform, Clic3D mixes heritage discovery with a new advertising space for local economic actors. NaviNum is an RFID badge offering personalised visits and producing usage data that, once they have been analysed, can prove useful for targeted marketing. These two achievements – made in the Aquitaine region – are offering innovative economic models for e-tourism.

White label website and application to signal damage to public space

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.21.11

After BuitenBeter in The Netherlands, Fix my Street in England and Léon in France, the firm Pixel Iris is now providing “Le problème de ma rue” (The problem in my street) web platform and iPhone application, which enable citizens concerned about their environment to note down the problems that have occurred on public highways and inform the appropriate local service.

Launching of an open data call for European proposals

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.15.11

Eric Besson, the Ministry of Digital Economy, launched yesterday an “Open Data call for European proposals”, aimed at encouraging the creation of applications and free mobile services based on European public data.

Harmonav is sailing in public transport’s troubled waters

Harmonav is sailing in public transport’s troubled waters

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.11.11

“Traffic disrupted because of material damage.” Tired of hearing these messages in the metro? On June 17th, during the Futur en Seine festival, the start-up Senda launched an application enabling users to prepare journeys while anticipating transport network incidents.

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