Traveling, whether across the planet, or across the neighborhood, takes energy: from the gas that goes into our cars, to the food we eat that powers our own walking or bike pedaling. In either case, or any other, you don’t want to waste fuel by taking an inefficient route. And, if you’re a good greenie, you want to choose the traveling option that has the lightest impact on the planet and atmosphere. New trip planning app TripGo gives you all of that information, in addition the regular map and directions you expect from other apps.
Developed by Australian company SkedGo, TripGo looks a lot like any mapping application: it pulls information from your phone’s GPS and plans a route to an address you type in. That’s pretty much where the similarities end, though. The app can take up to ten different kinds of transportation – from walking to biking to driving to riding the bus – into account, and plan the most efficient route, quickest, and/or least expensive option for you to get to your destination. As the route pulls in information on transit locations and schedules – including service announcements – you can be certain you’re getting the most up-to-date information available.
Another feature that make TripGo a good choice for your go-to trip planning app is its ability to plan ahead for you. Got meetings, appointments, and other trips already in your phone’s calendar? TripGo can find those destinations, and figure out the route for you… so you’re ready to go when the time comes.
Right now, the app is only available in certain locations: pulling in all that data takes connections and effort. So, I wasn’t actually able to play with the locations I’d need (St. Louis isn’t in yet); however, an awful lot of major metropolitan areas in the US, Australia, Great Britain, and Asia are available. Check to see if your city is on the list.
Had a chance to use TripGo, either on your computer or your phone? What did you think? Did it give you the information you wanted to make a fully informed decision about your travel? Share your thoughts with us.
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This post was generously supported by TripGo.