Location-based services for mobile devices, aimed at people on the go, are one of the top technology trends for 2010 -- and are of special interest to people who spend a lot of time on public transit.
Here at BART we try to stay on top of the latest technologies that could benefit BART riders, such as the launch yesterday of our expanded API to open up data or the recent addition of wireless access in the Transbay Tube.
We were the first transit agency to partner with location-based service Foursquare, and we’ve been listening to customers – like in this video where one frequent rider explains how she uses Foursquare to have more fun on her commute.
Now with three months of the partnership under our belts, we're doing a little more formal research into how people are using location-based services, and we’d like your input. If you’re a BART rider and Foursquare user, we invite you to take our short online survey. You’ll have a chance to win a free BART ticket worth $50 just for taking the survey, which should take less than 5 minutes to complete.