Favourite TripGo feature: how I can quickly plan routes and set what time I want to arrive at. It’s great and makes my life a whole lot easier.
Destination I’d most like to travel to: It would probably be NYC. However, I’m planning Amsterdam next summer. It’s a bit more affordable.
Tell us about yourself + how you get around your city…
I’m a student, currently using public transport as my main method as well as the new public bike-sharing system. I usually consider comfort and time the most when planning my trips, as cost is not an issue, since Budapest uses a pretty obsolete system for pricing public transports.
I usually buy a pass per month and that lets me use any sort of public transport I want, for as long as I want.
If I want to travel outside of Budapest’s border, I have to buy an extension ticket, but I don’t do such things commonly, so it’s not much of an issue.
I live on the border of the inner city, but I can reach the complete centre of the town in about 30 minutes.
When did you first discover TripGo?
I first discovered TripGo when I was living in Australia and I needed an app to manage Melbourne’s public transport when going there for a week.
I downloaded TripGo on my iPad, and started experiencing it. I was surprised that this app was actually free, as it had so many awesome features.
I could get around Melbourne quite easily. It was a very pleasant experience.
I actually bought another app to use with TripGo, but I ended up not needing it. I just recently discovered that said app created 2GB of junk that consisted of nothing while not using it. Deleted right away.
I used TripGo on my travels afterwards, both in Sydney and New Zealand.
How do you use TripGo go help you get around?
I mainly use TripGo to see what the quickest way to get from point A to point B. I know Budapest’s public transport quite well, but I like how I can catch shorter rides because TripGo shows me them. I use it every day.
It has helped me countless times, especially when teleporting home at 1AM on a Saturday.
What do you think of the latest update + the new agenda feature, that sends you alerts for when you need to make your next connection?
The new update brought some interesting changes. I am a beta tester, and I’ve had knowledge of the Agenda feature before, and I knew it would help me in my everyday life, and it did, especially when the summer break ended.
I use the Agenda feature a lot now, and it’s really great. You have to spend some time with it, but it makes my life so much easier.
Tell us what a typical day looks like for you?
A typical day of mine is pretty boring, let’s pick Tuesday. I go to school, and I use TripGo to show me the quickest way – I actually used another way of going to school before I let TripGo show me a quicker way.
I reach school, and then get home. TripGo notifies me that I should take this tram and this bus to do so, so I rely on it and get home.
I have about 20 minutes before I have to go to my martial arts training, so I let the app show me the quickest way. It works, I get there in time, change, chew some gum, kick some ass, and then – depending on my level of tiredness – I check the app to see the quickest way to get home.
If I’m hungry, I click on my favourite burger place that I saved into my Favourites list.
I grab a bike and get there, and have dinner. Afterwards, I press on the “Home” element in my favourites list and go home. That’s a day of mine.
Thank you for joining us today Levente!