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Can we find an answer to app and card overload?

Peter Stoner reflects on the growing number of travel apps he has on his phone, and the multiple smart cards in his wallet

Peter Stoner
05 April 2012
Peter Stoner studied Town & Country Planning and Transport Economics
Peter Stoner studied Town & Country Planning and Transport Economics
A london bus App- one of more than 30. 
How many do I need to  put on my phone?
A london bus App- one of more than 30. How many do I need to put on my phone?

 

There is a new kind of transport enthusiast, the “app collector”.

I recently realised that my own collection of travel apps looks small when compared with that of an avid collector.

There is an increasing range of apps that address similar travel information challenges in different ways. How many do I actually need?

Looking on the Android store for “bus London”, for example, there are 31 apps that give bus departures in London and all have at least 3 stars, with most...

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