Moovit, a transit app, wants to be more helpful in getting users to their destinations. To complement its existing route suggestions, the app will begin rolling out more personalized trip-planning features in 3,500 cities across 112 countries today.
Smart Cards are one of the new features. Moovit, which is owned by Intel, will populate travel suggestions on the home screen based on factors such as your location, time of day and week, previous activity, and favorites.
For example, if you’re out and about and have your home set as a favorite destination, Moovit will suggest the best public transportation options to get you back there. On the other hand, if you have saved your work address, the app will provide transit suggestions for getting there during weekday morning commute hours.
A “recent trips” card will show you transit options for destinations you’ve searched for in the last 30 days on the same day of the week and around the same time. You’ll also receive transit suggestions for a nearby stop you’ve marked as a favorite, as well as departure information for nearby stations.
You will also be able to return to your previous trip itinerary. All of these cards, which will appear just below the search bar, can be swiped between.
Smart Trips is another of the three new features. Set your preferred transit options when you install the app or in the preferences menu on the Suggested Routes screen. This should be useful for those who prefer not to take the subway.
In Google Maps, you can select transit options on a trip-by-trip basis. The ability to save preferred modes of transportation should save Moovit users time.
Smart Returns is the final new feature. You can quickly return to the last location from which you left. On the Itinerary screen, you can set a departure time for the return journey and receive a notification with suggested routes when it’s time to leave.