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Jorudan rolls out mobile ticketing in Japanese cities

The country’s leading trip-planning service has integrated with Masabi’s Justride SDK platform helping public transport operators and cities start to realise mobility-as-a-service.

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Those travelling to and from the Shinjuku district are among those to benefit from mobile ticketing
Those travelling to and from the Shinjuku district are among those to benefit from mobile ticketing

Jorudan, Japan’s leading trip-planning service, has launched mobile ticketing within its app, following integration with Masabi’s Justride SDK platform.


It means more than 10 million users throughout Japan are now able to plan their journey, book their seats and buy Syoei Express bus tickets directly from Jorudan’s Norikae Annai app, and then use their phone to ride bus services. Jorudan will also be adding ticketing for further transport operators in the coming months.

 

Enabling mobility-as-a-service

 

The Syoei Express Bus Company provides services between Tokyo (Tokyo, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro), and Nagano (including Karuizawa). Jorudan uses the Justride External Orders API to send ticket and reservation information within the Norikae Annai app to Masabi’s Justride SDK which delivers visual and barcode tickets to passengers through a secure digital wallet.


The integration means ticketing in Jorudan’s Norikae Annai app is available to transport authorities and operators of all sizes and delivers an integrated passenger journey experience for all modes of transport, brining mobility-as-a-service a step closer for Japanese cities.

“The mission for us at Jorudan has always been to make it easy for people to plan and search routes, fares and schedules across all modes of transportation”

It allows transport providers to rapidly turn on mobile ticketing, as well as journey planning and real-time vehicle information.


“The mission for us at Jorudan has always been to make it easy for people to plan and search routes, fares and schedules across all modes of transportation,” said Toshikazu Sato, CEO, Jorudan. “By integrating Masabi’s Justride into our Norikae Annai app, we’re now also making it easier for passengers to purchase and receive tickets directly on their phone, and even choose their own seat, without having to queue at a kiosk or manually print a ticket.”


Masabi’s Justride SDK allows third party applications to request fare types, make payments, and deliver visual and barcode mobile tickets to passengers through a secure ticket wallet. A number of partners worldwide have integrated the SDK to sell tickets via existing apps or to launch new services, including Uber, Transit, Gertek and Kisio/Keolis.


“At Masabi, our vision has always been to make it easier for people to get around cities using a bus, train, tram or ferry, all over the world.” said Brian Zanghi, CEO, Masabi.

 

“We are extremely excited to expand our ticketing offering to Japan and to be integrated into the country’s leading journey planning app. Together we are offering a truly best-of-breed service to transport operators and passengers and helping to enable mobility-as-a-service.”

 

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