30 Sep '17, 8am

Code for Beeline crowdsourcing transport app to be made open source

SINGAPORE: The code for crowdsourcing transport app Beeline will be made open source from October onwards, in a move that could benefit app developers looking to develop new mobility solutions. The crowdsourcing transport app , which aims to provide more efficient shuttle bus services for commuters, was created by the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in 2015. It allows people to pre-book express private bus rides, choosing from routes determined by crowdsourced suggestions. Now, the code behind features such as the app's booking and bus tracking functions, as well as the algorithms behind how commuters are grouped into routes, will be made available. Announcing GovTech's plans to make the code open source on Saturday (Sep 30), the director of the agency's data science division, Liu Feng-Yuan, likened the move to sharing the "rec...

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