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Initial GAMBAS Prototype Tests Succeeded

posted Oct 13, 2014, 3:24 AM by Marcus Handte   [ updated Oct 13, 2014, 3:24 AM ]

We are pleased to announce that the initial round of tests of the 2nd version of the GAMBAS application prototype have been completed successfully. We are currently extending the prototype with additional instrumentation code that will allow us to analyze the use of the application in the field and will help us to improve the usability based on implicit and explicit feedback through end users. 

Among other changes that improve the overall responsiveness, usability and robustness of the Android client application, the 2nd version of the prototype features a complete new set of GAMBAS-powered backend services developed by the University of Duisburg-Essen and Locoslab GmbH. These services provide customized map tiles as well as dynamic street address resolution based on OpenStreetMap. In addition, they feature a custom transit routing engine that integrates OpenStreetMap data with the open GTFS data provided by EMT Madrid. The new routing engine enables the direct integration of crowd levels and incident information into the route computation resulting in personalized and up-to-date route results.

Now, we are on track for releasing the application publicly at the beginning of November via the Google Play store and we will be demonstrating the application during POLIS in Madrid. Stay tuned for future updates.