One-stop-shop for public transportation in Salzburg - powered by FARA
21 November 2016 - FARA and FluidTime have worked together to deliver an integrated travel app to Salzburg AG. The new app helps passengers find the best route and buy the right ticket – all in one place – making it easier to use public transportation.
FARA delivered a cloud based ticket service solution that allows for mobile ticketing to be integrated in the qando app. FARA won the contract in July 2016 and the new app was launched on Apple iTunes and Google Play in October.
“By integrating the FARA SMART:myCloud – Ticket Service solution, the existing qando planner app now also has a ticket purchasing function. FARA Sales Service is an open source and cloud-based solution that calculates the correct price of unique tickets and delivers the tickets to the app. Our API integrates to payment providers and contains the needed communication, administration panel and reports from the SMART mobile platform. It has been developed according to best practice and we are excited to bring FARA to a new market outside of the Nordics,” says Ørjan Kirkefjord, CEO, FARA.
The new qando app helps passengers find the best route from their current location to their destination and buy the right ticket with just a few clicks, and within the same application.
“The app’s interface is user-friendly, making information easily accessible and ticket purchasing efficient. The app gives the passenger everything they need in a few quick steps on their smartphone, without worrying about complex search functions for the schedule or ticket purchase,” says Michael Kieslinger, CEO, Fluidtime.
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FARA, the leading IT provider for public transport, has solutions for electronic ticketing and travel information, including mobile apps, as well as administrative applications for efficient operations. FARA delivers solutions to more than 100 operators within public transport in Europe.
Fluidtime is Austria’s leading supplier of IT-systems for integrated mobility. Since 2004, Fluidtime develops and operates user-friendly software solutions and mobile services in the fields of integrated mobility and traffic data management.
qando – Austria’s information app for urban public transport - was launched 2008 in Vienna and is also in operation in Klagenfurt (since 2014) and since 2015 it is also available in Graz, Salzburg and Linz. With up to 40 million queries per month, qando is one of the most successful Austrian apps.