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1.3 submitted: easier access to bus stops/car parks, Sparklette reviews, and one more thing

Hope everyone is feeling alright on this Monday! If not, this news may just cheer you up – we've submitted the 1.3 update. Woohoo!

What's new:

1. Search or browse for bus stops

If you know the bus stop number, simply type in the 5-digit code to get to the bus stop's page. You can also search or browse for "bus stops" and get a list of bus stops around you.


Bus stops now get their own page, and from there you can find out the bus services there by tapping on the "buses" link.


To find out the next bus arrival times, tapping on a SBS bus service will bring you to the corresponding mobile IRIS page in the browser. Nice!


2. Search or browse for carparks and rates

When you search for buildings with carparks, we have now included a new link to view the carpark rates. This means you can now view carpark information without having to tap on the map icons!


To quickly see a list of carparks around your current location, just tap on "car parks" from the browse menu.


3. Sparklette.net food reviews

Sparklette is a food guide run by Veron, who has been a gothere.sg fan for the longest time – she embeds a gothere.sg map with her food reviews to make sure her readers know how to get there. How thoughtful!

When you're at a place that has been reviewed on Sparklette, be sure to tap on the link to read her review!


Check out some of her recent reviews: Miao Yi Vegetarian Restaurant, Spices Cafe at Concorde Hotel.

4. Street view with compass + motion panning

One more thing – Street View. We're bringing Google's Street View to the gothere.sg app. Of course, the experience won't be as smooth as the the default Maps application because we do not have direct access to the Street View raw images, but we think it's still useful to be able to see some form of street imagery from inside our app.

What's more, we've gone one step further by including compass and motion panning in Street View. Basically, this means you can pan your phone around and see the corresponding street view images that are in the direction you're facing. And if you are on iOS 4, you can even pan up and down simply by moving your phone!



That's all for 1.3, we'll keep you posted when this update is available for download. By the way, the launch discount is coming to an end soon, so please tell your friends to purchase the app if they haven't already! We are not even half done with what we wanna do with our app and there are many more exciting updates coming your way! :)

10 comments:

  • NgJY

    keep the updates coming! I totally support a singapore app!

  • Engku Muhammad Iqbal

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  • gadri

    I love GoThere.sg... and I wanna use it on my Android phone!!

    When will this highly anticipated (trust me, it is) version be released???

  • DK

    Hey guys, great improvement! Love the addition of Sparklette on Gothere.sg.

    Just a suggestion, for the Bus Stop page, it would be good to show all the bus arrival timing on the same page instead of clicking individual bus number to see their arrival timing.

    By the way, after upgrading to version 1.3, I couldn't see bus stop, car park and ERP details by clicking on it on the map. Did you guys remove that feature or is there a bug? I hope you didn't remove that feature. That is my most favorite feature. (and also the thing that impressed most of my friends when I try to convince them to buy the app)

  • junhan

    @DK Thanks! Suggestion noted. As for the tappable map details, it does look like a bug. We're working to find the problem, and will submit an update as soon as we can!

    @Gadri We hear you. :) As we're a really small team, we don't have enough resources to commit to building for another platform at the moment. :/

  • xxxamazexxx

    Does this app work without an internet connection? From what I've read on this site it seems that certain features require internet.

    I appreciate your effort and will certainly buy the app. But I do feel that the price is a bit high (US$2.99, equivalent to S$5) considering that most apps on iTunes store are at US$1 only.

  • Preetam Rai

    Thanks for making this app. I am saving so much on taxis by taking public transport instead. What I spent on this app, I recovered in one day. I can't stop recommending this app to foreign visitors who come for my events. If you guys are ever near hackerspace.sg, let me buy a beer for you.

  • Chandhana

    Guys I think you are doing a wonderful job with the app. But what about us Android users eager to pay you good money as well? The android marketplace supports purchases in singapore and I'm sure there will be many customers who would buy. Looking forward to some good news!

    On a similar note, your mobile site which geo-locates when used on Iphone doesn't seem to do the same on the location-aware android 2.1 browser. Any chance we could see that working in the foreseeable future?

    Great job once again on this superb service!

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    Warmest regards,



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    Executive

    Red Cross Home for the Disabled (RCHD)

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  • ddff

    qt app for belle nokia 808 please.

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