telent launches new iPhone App for London travellers

telent today announced the launch of a new iPhone App called ‘BUStop London’.

Transport for London’s (TfL) award winning Countdown System delivers bus Real Time Information for every one of the 19,000 bus stops and 700 routes in London, and is the largest and most technically complex Real Time Passenger Information System of its kind in the world. In 2009 telent were awarded the contract by TfL to develop the Countdown software to deliver web and mobile content.

Following on from that success, telent today announced the launch of a new iPhone App called ‘BUStop London’ which takes full advantage of the information provided by the Countdown System.

This new app provides users with an exciting range of functionality including real-time information on departure and arrival times for London’s buses by taking data directly fed from the new London Bus Countdown System.

‘BUStop London’ provides a clean user interface allowing users to easily see their nearest bus stops and travel options. It has seamless integration with social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook as well as allowing the easy sending of emails and SMS messages in-app. This means that users can efficiently share information, in a variety of ways, based on their location and bus travel plans.

‘BUStop London’ also allows users to set customisable alerts notifying them when a bus is approaching a selected stop – for example a user could set an alert 5 minutes before their bus reaches their nearest stop thus allowing them to finish their coffee. A user could also set an alert when they’re 100m from their destination stop helping ensure they alight at the right place, and through integration with Facebook, Twitter and SMS, ‘BUStop London’ users now can conveniently let friends and family know their arrival times and destinations directly from the app.

Chris Metcalfe, MD of telent’s Technology Solutions business, commented “telent are very excited to be launching this new iPhone Application. Users of this market leading App will now have fingertip access to Real Time Passenger Information directly fed from the sophisticated Countdown System meaning they can easily manage their journeys ‘on-the-go’. No more unnecessarily waiting for buses in the rain!”

From today, the App is available from the Apple AppStore, and for a limited time is a free download.
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bustop-london-countdown-app/id526430156?ls=1&mt=8