First operators to sell m-Tickets in Bus Checker announced

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Reading Buses, Midland Classic and Hatton’s Travel are amongst the first operators to have signed up to retail their mobile tickets in the UK Bus Checker App, app developer UrbanThings has revealed.

Bus Checker X is the tenth version of the UK bus app from software developers UrbanThings, and has received acclaim from reviewers including the BBC, Guardian and The Sunday Times. Its release later this month will be marked by an enhanced user interface and the addition of a mobile ticketing feature.

The app has brought multi-modal real-time travel information and journey planning to over three million users since its inception 10 years ago. The new update is currently in a beta phase with nearly 1,000 ‘super fans’ testing the app across the country ahead of a public release at the end of the month. Later this year, Bus Checker will complete its integration of UK Bus Open Data System (BODS) data to make it faster and simpler for operators to be included in the app.

Carl Partridge, CEO at UrbanThings said: “It’s encouraging to see so many operators keen to get involved with Bus Checker X. UrbanThings’ mission is to make travel simple. Bus Checker already has an extensive user base, so we’re thrilled to be able to offer this extensive, simple and low-risk retail channel to operators, to sell their tickets in the app that their passengers are already using.”

UrbanThings’ software now assists more than 130 million passenger journeys across the world every year. Bus Checker is available to download in the App Store and Play Store, and the new ticketing feature will be available at the end of September.

Examples of the screens used by the UK Bus Checker app. URBANTHINGS