Morning Traffic Report

Get a text every morning with the best route to work

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Kevin WangFounder, FOSSA
If this ever gets popular won't it create traffic in the routes it recommends?
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Roger Dickey
Hunter
Founder of Gigster - We make apps!
@kevinverse It's a different route for everyone based on their start & end addresses, but if it was ever so popular that there were a lot of folks commuting from same point A to point B the algorithm would self-correct since it uses projected traffic information for that time.
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Kevin ZittleCo-Founder, GoVoluntr
Love the idea. Would also love to see approximate travel time. This way you would know if traffic was really bad.
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Iz
Founder Gathercustomers.com
Text messages are a great way to get notified for something like that; no app required. I am sure the product will offer more. Traffic is a really interesting problem to solve.
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Uh oh, I signed up around 12:01am when I got a push notification that this was posted and i've now received 3 SMSes this morning.
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Roger Dickey
Hunter
Founder of Gigster - We make apps!
@robbie We're working to fix this now Robbie! Sorry about that.
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Kuan Huang
Founder of Poncho
Very interesting idea. Where did you get your traffic data?
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Roger Dickey
Hunter
Founder of Gigster - We make apps!
@huangkuan Bing traffic API
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Roger Dickey
Hunter
Founder of Gigster - We make apps!
Hey Everyone! Maker here. We at Gigster built Morning Traffic report because traffic really sucks and we don't want to open up Waze every morning to check for the best route. Morning Traffic will check the best route every day at your set time, figure out the longest or most commonly traveled road along that route, and send you a short text message with just that road like "Take the 101 today". Hope this helps you, and we'd love to hear any feedback!
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Varun GoelCofounder & Head of Product, Tripnary
@rogerdickey Do you intent to make any revenue in the future? Text Messages aren't free so how will you sustain this product?
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Jamie Martin
Design Manager @ Akili Interactive
Is it possible to have it text me only if it was recommending a different route from my normal one?
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Rutger Teunissen
CEO, 24sessions
Does this works in every city? Or does it depends from the amount of users in that city?
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Roger Dickey
Hunter
Founder of Gigster - We make apps!
@rutgerteunissen Yes! It works in every city using Bing real time & projected traffic data.
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What if the route recommended in the morning gets backed up and the previous route ends up being better? Will a second text be sent to let the user know the route previously suggested is not the optimal route?
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Roger Dickey
Hunter
Founder of Gigster - We make apps!
@mikehlee_ Not currently, so the workaround is to time your text for when you're just about to leave for work.
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@rogerdickey @mikehlee_ cool! congrats on the launch
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Juliet ChenSocial Media Strategist at Buffer
Nice idea! It seems to optimise for car drivers? Do you have plan for cyclists and people who take public transportations? :)
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