Last Updated at
- 03:05 pm, January 13, 2012
Explore your city with MyCityWay app; available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry.
Craving for hot Chinese dumplings in Bangalore? Looking for an ATM in Mumbai? Confused about train connections in Chennai? Looking for an Internet hotspot? Now you can navigate through an urban city like a native and hassle-free with the ‘MyCityWay’ app that is designed to transform your hand-held device into a mega-utility tool. Designed for both locals and tourists, the app helps to locate the nearest wireless hotspot, buy movie tickets, check for traffic updates, keep tabs on apartments for rent, find the perfect lunch spot, and locate the nearest shopping mall or the pharmacy, among other things.
Based on the GPS technology, the app is loaded with 32 widgets and each widget is pumped with the best of local information ranging from dining, nightlife, shopping, events, traffic, and other city attractions. The layout of the app is a series of illustrative category icons much like that of an iPhone or other mobile device. Tapping on an icon reveals a list of attractions or other relevant location or services.
A group of three Indians working on Wall Street introduced the urban mobility app in the New York City sponsored competition called NYCBigApps for developers of applications. MyCityWay's founders didn't win the BigApps grand prize, but they did win the admiration of carmaker BMW, who then infused investment to foster the development of the mobility-based app. The app was launched in 2009 in NYC and since then has expanded to other cities in United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
The Indian version of MyCityWay is available for the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android devices. In the initial phase, the app covers five cities, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad and will reach five more cities in 2012.
First Published on 03:05 pm, January 13, 2012
Gauri 'Cookie' Lokare
The mandatory female biker in the team loves speed and suffers heavily from wanderlust. When she isn't riding or driving, she is catching up on world cinemas, solving sudoko or is making solo travel plans for her next adventure. Spain, check. France, check. Half of the world, check. Next stop: Africa. Tough cookie, this one.