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Five tricks for using Moovit, an app that shows you where your bus is | Productivity

Moovit is an application designed to help people who need to use public transport in a city. Available for iPhone (iOS), iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices, the platform offers ideal features for people to find the right transportation to a specific destination. In addition to the feature to create routes, the app has tools to optimize searches, types of transport, notifications and other settings to expand the possibilities of use.

The resource is useful, as it manages to deliver quick responses to the user, important for the busy routine of large cities. Here are five tricks to optimize the use of Moovit and easily find the type of transport to get to a point in the city.

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Check out five tips for using Moovit to create public transport routes in cities Photo: Ana Marques / TechTudoCheck out five tips for using Moovit to create public transport routes in cities Photo: Ana Marques / TechTudo

Check out five tips for using Moovit to create public transport routes in cities Photo: Ana Marques / TechTudo

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Moovit app helps tourists explore the city Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaMoovit app helps tourists explore the city Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Moovit app helps tourists explore the city Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Moovit is available in several cities around the world. In this way, it can act as an auxiliary tool for travelers to move around in unknown places. In addition, the app can also be used to plan trips. For this, it is necessary to change the default city of the platform so that the queries present results regarding that region.

To make the move without being in the location, tap on the name of the current city in the upper left corner of the screen, then click on the arrow next to the current country to change and choose a new location.

2. Take advantage of platform alerts

Keep route notification on to know when to get off on a mass transit route on the Moovit app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaKeep route notification on to know when to get off on a mass transit route on the Moovit app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Keep route notification on to know when to get off on a mass transit route on the Moovit app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When creating a mass transit route in the app, remember to keep notification for the route active. The feature warns you when you are close to the stop that leads to the configured destination. Standard service notifications can also help you know when a bus or metro is nearing its nearest point.

Just start a route and tap "OK" in the notification window for the route. At the right time, the app will notify you about the ideal time to get off at the desired station.

3. Alerts for problems and delays

Moovit app sends notifications to users automatically Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaMoovit app sends notifications to users automatically Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Moovit app sends notifications to users automatically Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Moovit keeps all notifications active after installation by default. The action has advantages, such as accident alerts and other problems that can cause delays in transportation that the user is waiting for. Alerts on station closures, boarding ticket renewals and changes in public transport schedules are also informed by notices.

Still, it is advisable to access the alerts screen to manually configure and check which warnings are really important. To do this, enter "Settings" and then find the item "Notifications" and deselect alerts that you do not want to receive.

4. Find bikes to rent

Directions for renting shared bikes to get to a location on a route created in the Moovit app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaDirections for renting shared bikes to get to a location on a route created in the Moovit app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Directions for renting shared bikes to get to a location on a route created in the Moovit app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When defining a route, the application will present all the travel options available in your city. The user will receive, for example, an indication to use a shared bicycle if he is close to one of the rental points. The icon will show the distance and time of arrival to the end point of the route with the sustainable means of transport. The route will start with a hike to the point of removal of the shared bicycle.

5. Optimize search results

When to manage search results in the Moovit app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen to manage search results in the Moovit app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When to manage search results in the Moovit app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

The platform allows you to optimize the results for routes according to the users' needs. With the platform's native feature, it is possible to define faster routes, routes with less walks and avoid transfers until reaching the destination of the trip. The optimization is useful for people who want to reduce arrival times or who have special needs to get around.

To view the function, start a route and go to the "Preferences" button. It is possible to define the most suitable route and transport type.

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