http://whipsterapp.com (Apple & Android, Register with promo code: COT_GRR to unlock prototype features.)
Whipster is a fully functioning, all-in-one mobility platform, providing all the information necessary for users to plan their commute. Whipster aggregates all modes of transit, including Buses/Metro Rail, Ride Sharing, Taxis, Bike-share, Electric Scooter rentals, and even parking options! Users save money, time, and effort by accessing real-time information in order to compare their transportation options, find the most efficient routes from origin to destination.
Urban transportation has evolved but the technologies, information and tools to access the multitudes of transportation options has not kept pace. Previously, users had to download multiple apps, fill out multiple profiles, distribute sensitive credit card information to many vendors, flip between apps in order to compare prices or simply just to see what is available. Whipster changes all of that. Similar to what users expect from services like Expedia or Travelocity, Whipster delivers simplicity through aggregation.
In Grand Rapids, Whipster offers rideshare, taxis and public transit including walking and biking paths. Currently, Grand Rapids does not have a bikeshare provider nor does Grand Rapids have on-street or off-street parking integrated into national systems. Whipster, through its extensive nationwide partnerships and relationships, will work with Grand Rapids to bring a bikeshare vendor (ie: Jump, LimeBike, Sobi, CityBike, etc) to the community and to integrate Grand Rapids parking systems into national networks. Helping deliver these additional services to the city will bring Grand Rapids one step closer to being a true smart city; a city of tomorrow!
For everyone who travels beyond Grand Rapids, Whipster’s services are currently active across the U.S. and Canada’s major cities. Whipster’s current in-production app includes public transit systems from over 400 markets, nearly 500 taxi cab companies, 120 bike share companies, 14 rideshare companies (⅓ of the current market options), and 8000 parking garages nationwide. Whipster’s platform is designed to quickly sync with transportation systems and companies, thus providing residents with the most current transportation information possible. Whipster is also a progressive app, designed to quickly adopt emerging transportation solutions to continue delivering a single, unified customer experience.
Whipster's eliminates the need for users, local and travelers alike, to know of all services available at any given moment. If a new rideshare enters the market, users don't need a new app for that, the rideshare simply just appears in Whipster. If an event congests parking in downtown, Whipster reduces traffic by providing direct routes to available resources. If tourists want to the see the city on foot or bike, Whipster displays bike paths, bike availability and walking paths eliminating wasted time and getting lost.
For the end user, the every day consumer, Whipster is their transportation resource.
Beyond the end user, Whipster’s level of integration with transportation services allows it to aggregate anonymized Big Data on transportation habits, patterns, and changes across different demographics. This information is critical for public officials and planners eager to make evidence-based decisions on transit/mobility options.
Whipster's unique suite of B2B services is designed to help and assist smaller business be seen. These services allow taxis and small rideshare vendors to level the playing field against industry giants and allow visitors and travelers to discover local services they otherwise would never have heard of.
Whipster's B2B key features:
- Designed for B2B integration (hospitality, corporate travel)
- Incorporates a proprietary technology designed to target traditional companies who do not have the resources or technology to compete with modern companies (taxi's versus rideshares, parking resources, etc). This is a key service differentiator.
- Utilizes hybrid technology for rapid development and deployment
- Anonymizes Big Data for evidence-based decision making, helping provide the data for cities and companies make the right growth decisions.
- Levels the playing field again industry giants, putting all companies and services on equal footing.
Whether your a daily commuter, a transportation business looking for more exposure or a city official looking for opportunities to turn Grand Rapids into a smart city of tomorrow, take a moment to download Whipster and take us for a ride.