Fundamental challenges in designing a collaborative travel app

Authors: Dickinson, J., Cherrett, T., Hibbert, J.F., Winstanley, C., Shingleton, D., Davies, N., Norgate, S. and Speed, C.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22238/

Journal: Transport Policy

Pages: 28-36

ISSN: 1879-310X

The growing capabilities of smartphones have opened up new opportunities for travel coordination and transport is a fertile area for app development. One stream of development is apps that enable collaborative travel, either in the form of lift sharing or collaborative shopping, but despite growing interest from governmental agencies, there is little evidence of the efficacy of such apps. Based on trials of purpose built travel collaboration apps, deployed in tourism, urban and rural residential communities, and logistics, this paper analyses the fundamental challenges facing users adopting such travel apps. The findings suggest that transport practitioners, policy makers and app developers need to better understand the challenges associated with attracting users, the use of incentives and the types of communities most appropriate to implement collaborative travel concepts using such approaches. Also, how the users’ sense of time pressure and the issues around reciprocal exchange can impact on their long-term success and wider adoption.

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Authors: Dickinson, J.E., Cherrett, T., Hibbert, J.F., Winstanley, C., Shingleton, D., Davies, N., Norgate, S. and Speed, C.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22238/

Journal: Transport Policy

Volume: 44

Pages: 28-36

eISSN: 1879-310X

ISSN: 0967-070X

DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2015.06.013

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The growing capabilities of smartphones have opened up new opportunities for travel coordination and transport is a fertile area for app development. One stream of development is apps that enable collaborative travel, either in the form of lift sharing or collaborative shopping, but despite growing interest from governmental agencies, there is little evidence of the efficacy of such apps. Based on trials of purpose built travel collaboration apps, deployed in tourism, urban and rural residential communities, and logistics, this paper analyses the fundamental challenges facing users adopting such travel apps. The findings suggest that transport practitioners, policy makers and app developers need to better understand the challenges associated with attracting users, the use of incentives and the types of communities most appropriate to implement collaborative travel concepts using such approaches. Also, how the users' sense of time pressure and the issues around reciprocal exchange can impact on their long-term success and wider adoption.

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Authors: Dickinson, J.E., Cherrett, T., Hibbert, J.F., Winstanley, C., Shingleton, D., Davies, N., Norgate, S. and Speed, C.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22238/

Journal: TRANSPORT POLICY

Volume: 44

Pages: 28-36

eISSN: 1879-310X

ISSN: 0967-070X

DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2015.06.013

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