Sunday, February 15, 2009
Create a GPS iphone app for aircoach?
I'm a big fan of aircoach. As I said before, it is definitely a brand I'd miss if it disappeared.
They come regularly. The drivers are polite. The bus is always clean and comfortable. And is decent value. More expensive than CIE bus but a lot cheaper than a taxi. It has my businesss for the foreseeable future anyway.
But while I always use aircoach on my way home from a trip - I don't always get it to the airport. I'm generally in a hurry to catch a flight. The aircoach may arrive on time. But I can't take the risk. So I often get a taxi out.
But if aircoach had a GPS app for my iphone, this would eliminate the risk.
If I could see, on my iphone, that my aircoach is already in Donnybrook, I could calculate how long it would take me to walk to, say, the Leeson St stop and be on the bus.
My dad's response would be to "just leave 30 mins earlier and you'll be fine". He would be right of course. But that's not the point. The reality is I never leave earlier. And am always rushing to the airport. And I'm guessing I'm not the only one. And the important part is - if there were an app, aircoach would have more of my business.
Anybody know how to create one?
P.S. I did see a link for 'live position' on aircoach's site but couldn't access it on my mac or iphone.