DerevaBuddy

Understand realtime road traffic easily. Coloured donut charts, percentages and realtime graphs.

Nairobi

  Product

Currently, everyone is using social media timelines to try and understand how traffic on their commonly used roads is performing. This information is somehow not realtime and less structured for an instant judgement. Its more complicated for a driver who is on the wheel trying to grasp this information whilst driving. Derevabuddy has come on board to solve this problem. Its is unique in that, its realtime , crowd sourced from various users on all major roads analyzed per timestamp. It also uses easy to understand percentages, coloured donut charts as per situation. Red= bad, Orange = Moderate , Green = Free flowing. Its best for drivers as at a snapshot or glance, one can tell how a road is performing, on what time of day , day of week etc. No more need of logging onto social media to get this information. Our logged in users get more detailed information on their roads of choice that becomes their homepage when they customize their profiles. We wont tell you about Thika Road , for example, if you live on Langata Road, Instead we give you all details about Langata Road, the possible alternative i.e Ngong Road, a GPS sensitive Google maps to allow you to switch the roads if your alternative road (i.e Ngong Road) is performing better than the one you are currently on. Its free to signup and use for 3 months to understand how our services work and thereafter, a recurrent monthly charge of 100 bob to maintain an active account is required. Its a subscription service. The data is crowd sourced in that, all our users (both logged in and non-logged) will be sharing how their roads are performing within the app, plus we are in talks to analyze 3rd party data such as from Ma3route to supplement what our users have contributed, each entry is evaluated on arrival to map the graphs, generate percentages and colour the donut charts. Regular contributors get incentives such s reduced monthly charges to attract more users to value submission of traffic data. the more the submissions the better and trustworthy the final output. Mobile phone apps are being developed to encourage users to contribute ans also enjoy the service directly. Therefore, derevabuddy is all about realtime traffic, alternative routing to best performing roads, embedded maps to detect current location and form to enter expected destination, minute by minute data analytics and visualizations and realtime outputs. Hourly updates are sent to socil networks in an easy to understand format to followers of @derevabuddy on twitter. Currently, we are on beta testing with Ma3route data to analyze how traffic flow into and out of Nairobi CBD is performing as shown on our apps homepage. We have also added analysis to cover on current fuel prices, accidents and fares.

   Founder