GoMetro is excited to release a new feature and improvements to GoMetro
GoMetro, the mobile app company who try to help commuters see their public transport updates on their phones, recently improved their mobile site: www.GoMetro.co.za as well as their apps on iOS and Android. These updates and features make life a little easier for commuters.
GoMetro now introduces: “Stations and Stops“, a new feature which replaces the “Nearby” button on the main menu. When a user selects this button, GoMetro will provide them with the stops or stations closest to them and provide them with an estimated distance from their location. Users can use this feature to help them navigate GoMetro quickly, or to see when they are getting close to their destination.
Stations and Stops
When selecting “Stations and Stops”, a user will be provided with a quick search text box at the top of the screen, which enables them to type the name of the stop or station that they want to view, if the stop is not displayed on the “Nearby Stops” section of the screen. After selecting a station or Stop point, for example “Bellville Station”, the user will be able to see the following screen:
The “Stations and Stops screen” will show all the routes that are passing the selected station, in this example Bellville Station has been selected. Bellville has 5 Metrorail lines running through it, these lines are all displayed on the site. A user can select the line they want to find out about to show all the stops on that line. If a user scrolls down a bit, they will also be able to see trips found that are passing the selected Station. All trips available for the rest of the day from that station will be displayed.
When selecting the line a user wants to find out about, they will be able to see all the stops on that line.
The NoGo Updating system has also been greatly improved. If a user sees a situation, including delays or cancellations that were not reported by Metrorail, the user can inform other commuters of the situation to help them know what is happening on the lines and avoid unnecessary delays. To report a situation, a user simply selects the “No Go” button.
Go / NoGo improvement
After selecting the Stop or Station that is affected, a user is asked to select the line that runs through the stop that is affected as well. The user can then type his comment in the text box provided, or choose one of the pre written, quick templates to indicate that a train is either:
crowded or a
GoMetro has also been optimised to use less data to load pages. All users can now benefit from this new data-light site and save on data. The page load time has also increased.
We are sure everyone will enjoy using GoMetro’s new Features and improvements. Please send us feedback as soon as possible if you find any bugs on the site. Please also provide us with your valuable opinion on how we can continue to improve GoMetro.