Saturday, July 31, 2010

Auto Fare Converter


New Auto fare in Bangalore is in effect from Aug 1, 2010. But, Autos have been given 2 month time period to change their meters.

As a result, commuters are expected to know the fare conversion from old to new. Either trust the Auto Driver or have a print of the fare conversion table published.

So I quickly wrote a mobile application to do the conversion. I wrote 2 versions, one android version and other Java ME (MIDP 2.0) application.




Here are the links to the application installables





Application Usage:
  1. Enter the current fare in the meter.
  2. Click Convert button.
  3. The amount you need to pay, the new fare, will be shown.


18 comments:

Katta said...

nice one!!

Katta said...

can i get an apple app as well plzz... :P

createam said...

Cool! Can you please support 1.6 also ;)

mmh said...

This is a very useful application. It really comes in handy for people traveling in autos.

Karthik K said...

Hey nice app. Could it be possible to add GPS data to calculate the estimate of the auto fare for the ride. May be you can start the app when you get on the auto.

wasim said...

gud we all wil try 4 auto strike

R R R said...

this is a very useful app..but the real problem is the auto drivers knowingly ask for more and it frets the passenger in picking up a fight..

anyways, this is a wonderful app..kudos to you..

KSK said...

It is very good move and you will get more info on resolution to auto harrassment here...


http://www.knowinfonow.com/2010/07/auto-harassment-complain-online-auto.html

akshatha said...

Hi,

This application is really good and useful.

However i have a question to you, as why the application is not converting beyond 100Rs :).

Thanks,
Akshatha

Sriki said...

No specific reason...i just happened to restrict the fare between 14 to 100..did not think ppl will use auto beyund that amount :)

ರಾಧಾಕೃಷ್ಣ ಆನೆಗುಂಡಿ. said...

hai, this is radhakrishna from tv9. i want do a story about this software, plz call me
9980510131

Suresh said...

Layman's question: How do I know if my mobile is Java enabled?

Sriki said...

@Suresh, what model is your mobile?

kamal said...

thanx very useful & relevant

Suresh said...

Sriki, mine is Nokia 3230.

budha chandrasekhar said...

hi sriki,

please forward your contact number to itchandu@yahoo.com. We want to develop some mobile apps for bangalore users.

regards,
Chandra
cell: 9740169197

Gowri said...

this app doesnt seem to work on xperia x10 mini....

Jai said...

Here is an application that lets you calculate auto fare in bangalore using GPS (real-time)
http://www.kleptomac.com/android-application-to-calculate-auto-fare-in-bangalore.htm