App Factory helps Kenosha Area Transit and its riders
By: Erica Breunlin, Biz Times
Kenosha Innovation: Kenosha Area Transit App
Kenosha commuters trying to mesh the transit schedule with their own can now do so through a new smartphone app developed by students in the University of Wisconsin-Parkside's App Factory.
The Kenosha Area Transit App, a free app available on both Apple and Android devices, allows users to tap into the transit system's schedule directly through their phones with a QR code system.
QR codes are posted on bus stops around the city, and when a user scans one with his or her phone, the app will display the routes, times and directions of the buses.
The app also maps bus stop locations for users, so a user wondering how and where to find the closest location can easily do so through his or her phone. That feature, which relies on GPS technology, then allows a user to see when the next buses are slated to arrive at that particular stop.