Since we announced TransHub Sydney there’s been a few articles popping up around the place. Thought it’d be a good time to put the ones we know about in one place.
TechAU interviewed John at Teched Australia about TransHub and posted an article the day TranHub went live on the marketplace – TransHub taps Gov Data to Minimise Multi-Mode Commute Times
WPCentral did a write-up about the app just after TransHub hit the marketplace: TransHub lands down under in the Marketplace
1800 pocket pc did an article on the spotlight finalists: Apps from Spotlight 2011
It includes a brief video interview we did at Teched Australia
We made it into the app list on cnet : http://www.cnet.com.au/friday-app-wrap_p2-339306461.htm
Yesterday, the MVP team posted about TransHub on their blog: MVP’s Windows Phone 7 App Wins Top Honors – and Helps Ease Public Commute in Sydney
Today, TransHub was featured on in the ALM Conference newsletter and the venue page. So if you’re interested in this great event exploring Visual Studio and Application Lifecycle Management and how it can reduce costs, development time etc. register for the event here.
If anyone else spots any others please let us know!
Day 1 of Build is over! Today Microsoft shared with the world their brave new Operating System, Windows 8.
Honestly we weren’t expecting much more than a new touch shell on Windows 7. We were wrong. A whole new API, WinRT, provides c++, c# and HTML5 developers with the full power of windows in new “Metro” applications. These applications can be packaged up and sold through the new online marketplace, it looks like a next generation of the current Windows Phone marketplace.
It was interesting to get some stats around Windows 7:
- Approaching 450,000,000 copies sold
- Consumer usage is greater than Windows XP
- 542,000,000 people signing into Windows Liver Services per month
The day at Build was divided into a morning keynote and then three afternoon “big picture” sessions. Highlights from the morning included our first look at Windows 8 running on stage, the announcement that Windows Live have rebuilt all their applications to get the maximum from the new OS and, to great applause from all the attendees, a walkthrough of Win8 running on many devices including a new developer Samsung tablet, 5000 of which would be given to the developers here at the event.
Windows 8 really looked good today, shown on no less than a dozen different devices from small multi-touch tablets to 3 way SLI gaming desktops the experience was “fast and fluid”, one of several new Microsoft phrases to describe the work they have kept secret for the last three years and revealed today.
The afternoon sessions dived into application design principles and code. Microsoft clearly wants the developer ecosystem to get into gear and create a marketplace full of apps for the Windows 8 launch.
Soul Solutions will be building Transhub specifically for Windows 8. For us being able to deliver your latest transit information in a really fast, fluid and beautiful way is the key driver. Innovations like live tiles from Windows Phone now becoming the home screen of Windows 8 allows us to put your upcoming journeys right in front of you on the next generation tablet hardware.
Over the next 3 days we will be attending deep dive workshops covering every aspect of the new Metro apps for Windows 8, we’re really excited by the future of the PC.
Today we headed off to LAX via Sydney for Build. This was part of our prize for winning Spotlight 2011. Made our way out to the hotel via the shuttle to Anaheim jumping on the Disney Express Shuttle ($22 p/p + tip) and they drop you at your hotel which is pretty cool.
Then off to the Convention Centre to pick up our badges. Walking into the convention centre the registration area is MASSIVE, in fact the whole area is huge. Looking forward to the big keynote tomorrow!
Last Wednesday, after months of really hard work, we presented our Spotlight competition entry to an audience of over 100 people including Microsoft staff, Government officials and of course Teched Australia attendees. We were up against some great competition with some really cool applications using government data.
The competition came down to audience vote at the end of the night, and we’re excited to be able to say we WON!
As part of our prize we’re off to BUILD next week and hopefully gain some knowledge on how to expand TransHub onto other devices/platforms in the near future.
We’d like to thank everyone who voted for us and all the people that came and spoke to us during the event about the application.
We’d also like to thank those that helped us test and make the application better. We’re taking feedback over at http://feedback.transhub.com so we can put in the features you think are most important.
TransHub Sydney can be downloaded at http://syd.transhub.com
We’re currently looking for beta testers for TransHub Perth – so please get in contact at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re in Perth, have a WP7 and would like to test it out for a week for us. We’ll put out announcement for other cities really soon aswell so stay tuned.
Lastly, a big thanks to Emily for her hard work during the program. She did a great job and came up with some great swag – Fruit Ninja shirts, Fruit Ninja Mango juice, and don’t forget those awesome “spotlight”s
We’re pleased to announce that TransHub Sydney is now LIVE for download and purchase on the marketplace. You can get it at http://syd.transhub.com.
If you want to test it out before you buy it from the marketplace, it comes with a fully functional, 7 day trial period. It’s available to download for people with an Australian live id, and we’ve just opened it to USA live id this morning (but may take 24hrs to filter through).
We’d love to hear your feedback, so make sure you head over to http://feedback.transhub.com and tell us all the features and improvements you’d like to see for future versions so we can make this the best public transport application on Windows Phone 7.
We’re down in Sydney on Monday the 5th September and we’re heading over to Mobile Monday Sydney to give a short presentation about TransHub.
We’ll get the opportunity to personally road test the application when we come down.
We’ve got a 5 minute slot at the event which is being held at Kent Street Living Room, Level 1, The City Hotel with doors opening at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
We’d love to hear from anyone who has ideas for the application or those that have tried it and have some feedback or of course if you’re just there to say hello.