Grenoble problem | Taiwan gets a solution | Smart city Exit solutions

Exit solution for universiade 2017

We came to Grenoble and we thought we can use the public transport along with EXIT.ROCKS and reduce our contribution to Grenoble pollution.

However, to our surprise, Google only works with car routes, bike and walking. Most of the good places around Grenoble like Vercors, Belladonna, Lac de Laffrey, Chartreuse etc are not indicated by google maps transit service to reach with public transport and is not easily reachable with the bike or walking, which leaves us using Car.

We were not aware of Metro Mobility and Transisere apps provided by the local public transport operators on mobile. We then downloaded their application and it was a pain to type the destination as we have to search on paper brochures or website for the exact address of our destination and only then would these applications work.

For eg., I want to go to Chartreuse Monastery using public transport and please assume I am a foreigner and type Chartreuse in Metro Mobility and Transisere apps, I will never find my way to Chartreuse Monastery.

PS: ISERE tourism website also has Directions with Google Maps button, which falls into the same issue, which doesn’t promote public transport and contributes to pollution.

We couldn’t take matters into our hands, as there is an issue with data usage policy which stops Google from using the transit information provided as open data by the region.

As a policy of THINKTANK, Innovation never stops and we always find a way out.

This leads us to think if it was the same problem for visitors coming to Taiwan. To demonstrate how best we can solve this problem we customised EXIT.ROCKS with single click route mapping to overcome all the issues I experience in Grenoble.

This innovation triggered another requirement to map journeys for sports personals who visited Taipei for Universiade. This is a huge event in Taiwan with lots of athletes visiting Taiwan. As we had a grip on the system out there,  we mapped all the sports location across the city and it helped locals/fans and visitors/players to plan their journey to get the sporting venues easily.

EXIT one click navigation for Universiade players and fans

We also had a leading IT conference WCIT in Taipei and we worked the same way to resolve congestion and confusion to get the event locations. This is a huge shift for EXIT from journey planning from A to B towards Event Managment.

EXIT-FOR-WCIT-2017

As we always listen to the concerns of the SUBWAY metro commuters and station staff using CLAPPIO.
Players were requesting station staff and via CLAPPIO if there were places in and around Taipei reachable using public transport. This leads us to extend EXIT from SMART Mobility to SMART Tourism with Experience Taiwan section.

Please note what we did with Experience Taiwan section on EXIT.ROCKS is highlighting all the best know places accessible by public transport and the user didn’t have to even type the destination. They would just tap, scroll and tap to get to their selected Touristic destination.  There is no need to type any address or remember names.

Recommendation: Extend EXIT.ROCKS to GRENOBLE and RHONE ALPS region with a similar solution and promote local green public transport TAG and Transisere.

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CLAPPIO in French. Feedback anonyme

THINKTANK arrived in Grenoble in mid-July 2017. I have to say we did very little learning French, except for the basic necessary get along vocabulary. The mini book for French phrases went a long way and youtube video to learn French was also very good in understanding the pronunciation.

We had a few meeting with the local actors from business, accounts, government and astonishingly most of them spoke good English. Please note, these were the meeting’s which was pre-scheduled by those who knew we don’t speak much French. Once we started visiting local meetup’s we soon realised that to make a good impact with our product both the product and people from THINKTANK have to speak French.

Well, learning a language and communicating instantly is not like the movie MATRIX, so we went to the drawing board and looked at what we can do to make an impact and show that we care about the French market and we have done our best.

To start, we had a lot of experience in making international multi-lingual web portals in the past. However, the core assumption of CLAPPIO was that it needs to be language agnostic and the design has to appeal to the global audience. The Original CLAPPIO was good enough to let users participate without thinking about the language. What we missed was the user onboarding in the local language to make the initial impact.

At Grenoble, we realised that it was necessary to onboard end users in French and then we went ahead re-architected the whole front end with a new onboarding process in French. While we were at it, we also did Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Philipino and Korean.

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Its Magic right, we went to solve a French problem and we nearly cracked the same problem with other markets as well.

Moral of the story: Yes, we have to design the product to appeal to the global audience, but we also have to make sure the onboarding process is as local as possible to get the initial traction.

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PARTNERSHIP WITH MapR

MAPR cooperate with THINKTANK

MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven,
enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of
mission-critical and real-time production uses.
MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use
and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and
streaming applications in one unified Big Data platform.
MAPR is used across financial services, retail, media,
healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications and
government organizations as well as by leading Fortune
100 and Web 2.0 companies.

https://mapr.com/partners/partner/thinktank/

The purpose
of Data Innovation Day is to raise awareness about the
benefits and opportunities that have come from the data
revolution. Participants around the world will participate
in an on line video discussion about the economic and
social opportunities made possible by data-driven
innovation.

More THINKTANK partnershttps://www.thinktank.com.tw/partners/

 

 

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EXIT.ROCKS for 2017 WCIT | Finding EXIT & Venue so easy

EXIT FOR WCIT 2017- EXIT.EOCKS

September 10, 2017 – September 13, 2017, will be the day of the World Information Technology Conference. Many people from abroad will come to Taiwan to attend World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2017) during this period.

This is of great significance to Taiwan. Taiwan has finally got the opportunity to host this spectacular event.

Many international elites will come to Taiwan to attend lectures and exhibitions. The discussion will be how to use technology to solve energy shortages, environmental pollution, urban and rural disparities, population aging, social security and other issues for the world in order to create a better quality of life.

EXIT has collaborated with Taoyuan Airport Metro, so we can guide the international and local visitors all the way from the airport to their accommodation.

Once happily settled in their accommodation, the visitors would like to visit numerous places in and around Taipei. EXIT has released Experience Taiwan section to help visitors to quickly scan the top spots and a one click journey planner using public transport.

If the visitors have come all way to Taiwan to attend WCIT,  they wouldn’t want to be late stuck in traffic or lost in the MRT station wondering which EXIT to get to WCIT. So to find the right MRT EXIT and Venue will be an important issue. How to find the fastest and least traffic jam in the shortest and most effective period.

Well, EXIT (www.exit.rocks)  will lead the global elite from any location in Taipei to the WCIT venue, exhibition hall, and to their accommodation.

EXIT has a special World Information Technology Conference category, with one click function to find the venue, exhibition information, and accommodation hotels.

The following is the EXIT screenshots, USE EXIT TODAY!

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FIND YOUR NEAREST SUBWAY / METRO EXIT- FIND RIGHT EXIT FOR YOU

  1. Often lost in the SUBWAY / METRO station?
  2. Can not find the right exit? Crossing the road under the sun because you took a wrong exit?
  3. Walking under the rain and late for the meeting?
  4. Can not find a toilet at SUBWAY / METRO?
  5. Carrying big suitcases but can not find the elevator?

Well, exit solves most of your concerns while traveling in SUBWAY / METRO / MRT/ MTR / UNDERGROUND / TUBE

EXIT helps you to easily find the right SUBWAY / METRO exit, the nearest SUBWAY / METRO toilet, the nearest SUBWAY / METRO elevator!

  • You don’t need to download it.
  • It works on all mobile browser and all kinds of internet smart phone!

Please remember to share your location so we can help you guide you to your destination with exit details.

You don’t need to worry about the language barrier, no longer need to speak the foreign language and ask for the help, just look at the station details in EXIT and plan ahead of your journey.

As you can see the screenshot below(It works for Taipei metro, Taoyuan metro and Kaohsiung metro in Taiwan):

Isn’t it making your life easier?

EXIT helps elderly, parents with kids and pram with elevators! Super sweet!

At present, EXIT app also has mapped the venues with one click function, response to the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade and the WCIT 2017 – World Congress on Information Technology, so you can reach all the venues with just a click. Why search, when you can tap/click and get your destination?

EXIT.ROCKS-FIND 2017 TAIPEI SUMMER UNIVERSIADE METRO EXIT-FIND WCIT METRO EXI-FIND EXIT FOR SUBWAY -FIND EXIT FOR METRO- FIND EXIT FOR UNDERGROUND

FIND 2017 TAIPEI SUMMER UNIVERSIADE METRO EXIT BY USING EXIT.ROCKS

How does one click function work?

EXIT provides the one click link function for Universiade and WCIT venues, you can immediately check the match venue from your location, Exit will directly take you to the right subway / MRT exit from your current location. Exit also has automatic language detection function. Currently, we support English / Chinese Mandarin language.

EXIT now working in Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taoyuan, New York, Paris, Japan, Fukuoka, Bangkok, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow and other subway systems, we will add more other cities, please continue to support us.

Please feel free to LIKE and SHARE EXIT. Our web app is www.exit.rocks

More video below:

Cheak the nearest SUBWAY / METRO exit

www.exit.rock

 

 

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2017 Smart City Expo & IoT

THINKTANK at 2017 Smart City Expo & IoT (Nangang Exhibition Center Booth: J617A)

2017 Smart City Expo & IoT Exhibitors: http://smartcity.org.tw/exhibitors_en.php

Please come and say hello to us on 21st February to 24st February 10:00-18:00.

 

Smart City Summit and Expo 2017 to open on February 21 in Taiwan


TAIPEI -- The 2017 Smart City Summit and Expo, which will be held in Taipei from Feb. 21-24, will focus on the development and application of the internet of things (IoT), an organizer of the international event said.

The exhibition will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center's Nangang Exhibition Hall. A series of forums and conferences will be held in conjunction with the exposition, including the World Telecom Smart City Conference, Sustainable City Forum, Smart Healthcare Seminar and Asia-Pacific Smart Building Forum, the TCA said.

In addition to local governments heads, it is estimated that more than 20 senior officials from telecommunication firms around the world will attend the annual B2B oriented event which is aimed at bringing together domestic and international groups and individuals who are keen to promote the development of IoT and smart cities, it said.

Resource: http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan-business/2016/11/05/483078/2017-Smart.htm
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