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Mobile ticketing arrives in Japanese transit market

The trip planner will integrate Justride into its transit apps and also use Masabi’s technology to deliver tickets to smartphones

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Jorudan has joined the growing number of Justride partners
Jorudan has joined the growing number of Justride partners

Public transport ticketing and payments technology provider, Masabi, is working with the Japanese trip planning service, Jorudan, to bring mobile ticketing to the country’s transit market to deliver a more seamless and integrated experience for the passenger.

 

The two companies will jointly market the ticketing solution to transit operators which will also include Masabi’s Justride Inspect ticket validation solutions.

 

Integrating Justride

 

Jorudan will integrate the Justride mobile ticketing software development kit (SDK) into its transit apps so that once an operator signs up to the service, tickets will be available in the application.

 

The Japanese company will also use the Justride External Orders API to deliver tickets to users smartphones when purchased through Jorudan’s Norikae Annai (transit route search) website and the Japan Transit Planner website.

 

The 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 world-wide have integrated the SDK to sell tickets via existing apps or to launch new services, including Uber, Transit, Gertek and Kisio/Keolis.

 

“The problems that mobile ticketing solves are universal, with transit operators from Kyoto to Kettering wishing to speed up boarding and make the process of buying a ticket simpler.” said Brian Zanghi, CEO of Masabi.

 

“Jorudan is the perfect partner to help bring this solution to the Japanese market, combining their experience, industry reach and leading trip planning offerings together with Masabi’s ticketing technology. I look forward to announcing the first launches in the coming months.”

“The problems that mobile ticketing solves are universal, with transit operators from Kyoto to Kettering wishing to speed up boarding and make the process of buying a ticket simpler”

With more than 50 clients across four continents, the Justride mobility platform is the most widely deployed end-to-end mobile and account-based ticketing solution in operation, serving customers of all sizes, from the largest agency in the USA to the smallest bus operator.

 

Jorudan’s core service, the Norikae Annai app, has had more than 30 million downloads. In July 2018, it established J MaaS to seek participation from company and organisations interested in joining their transit service platform.

 

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