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Feature write-up: Check-in/Share Location

Feature write-up: Check-in/Share Location

  The check-in feature lets commuters share their train’s/bus’ location with the Clever Commute network. Any active user can send a Check-in (steps below). However, viewing these messages is done exclusively via the app…and is Opt-In only. Check-ins are not sent out as mails, texts, or push notifications.   To Send a Check-In To View Check-Ins Open our freeRead more about Feature write-up: Check-in/Share Location[…]

“It’s like Twitter for commuters, right?” Well, kind of…

“It’s like Twitter for commuters, right?” Well, kind of…

There are at least 4 very important differences between Clever Commute and Twitter: (1) We use a variety of technologies (keywords, semantics, patterns, user history, etc.) to ensure the alerts are actionable and appropriate content regarding the in-process commute. (2) We enrich each message with – the category of the problem – the impact onRead more about “It’s like Twitter for commuters, right?” Well, kind of…[…]

Our premium service lets you manage the alerts from your transit provider

Our premium service lets you manage the alerts from your transit provider

This is another feature of Clever Commute Premium. Yes, your transit provider may indeed publish travel alerts on their web site. They may even e-mail some of them. But when you give them your e-mail address, you also may get unsolicited mails from them (promotions, corporate comms, etc). We solve for that, and ALSO give youRead more about Our premium service lets you manage the alerts from your transit provider[…]

Inside Track – Track Number Predictions

Inside Track – Track Number Predictions

For trains departing NY’s Penn Station, the transit providers have a stated policy of releasing each train’s track number assignment “10-15 minutes prior” to the scheduled departure time. However, that is a guideline…not a guarantee. Some trains are announced just a few minutes in advance. Also, there are instances where the train number is known byRead more about Inside Track – Track Number Predictions[…]

The 1% (not THAT 1%) and “why bus riders will love The Inside Track”

The 1% (not THAT 1%) and “why bus riders will love The Inside Track”

Summary: Crowdsourcing is one important component of Clever Commute. However, when you use our premium service, you get the benefit of other datafeeds / sources. [Premium service = The Inside Track. See all the features. Sign up here. More info] More: In Internet culture, there is a rule of thumb pertaining to participation in an internet community. ItRead more about The 1% (not THAT 1%) and “why bus riders will love The Inside Track”[…]

Enhanced Twitter integration

Enhanced Twitter integration

As a premium feature, Clever Commute follows the relevant transit providers on Twitter. We then give you to ability to opt-in/opt-out of each. The content is then delivered to you according to your preferences (e.g, time-of-day, day-of-week, snooze/pause-resume, text, e-mail etc). For example: DeCamp Bus lines ONLY shares info via their Twitter – @DeCampBusLines.  However,Read more about Enhanced Twitter integration[…]