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The best apps for urban mobility

Here's how to get around the city while keeping stress to a minimum

Not easy to get around the city but thanks to open data everything is getting easier. The gradual sharing of data collected by public administrations and private companies in our cities is allowing developers to create different apps that make the already stressful city life smarter. B, here are the best.


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With over one million users, Moovit soon became the queen of public transport and now also landed in Naples, becoming the main point of reference. Available for free iOS, Android is Windows Phone, a truly global travel planner with 500 cities around the world and all kinds of public transport. From vaporettos to cable cars, passing through buses, trams and subways, it guides you in your urban journeys, minimizing stress and inconveniences.


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Born as an experiment, Rome2Rio una web app is for iOS really global. Once you have entered the starting point and the destination, trace the route to reach it taking into consideration all the means, from the public ones like buses and metro, to the private car, from the taxi to the ferry passing by buses and planes. In short, wherever you go you will find the right blend for your needs and your pockets.


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Available for free on Play Store is App Store, has won a flood of awards and offers a complete overview of trams, buses, subways and urban trains in Rome, Milan, and another dozen cities in the world. The clean interface and intuitive operation are just some of its strengths because it also signals the delays on the routes you use the most, alerts you when you need to get off, shows you the nearest stations to your destination and guides you step by step step to reach it. Finally, it also counts the calories you consume on the way.


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One hundred percent Italian, Carsh is an aggregator of the various car sharing services that find all the cars of each operator with promotions and route to reach them. Once you have chosen the area, just click on a car to reserve it while the button is pressed Nearest car takes advantage of the GPS to know the route to reach the cars nearby. The section Compare rates winks at saving allowing us to choose the perfect service for our needs while the part of promotions inform us of any discounts not to be missed.


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Available for iOS is android, Parkey allows you to find garages where you can keep your car with a tap. Once the app is open, the agreed parking spaces, the price for parking and, obviously, the route to reach them quickly and easily appear. Thanks to Bluetooth, it monitors the time of entry and exit and payment is made automatically by debit to a credit card.


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