SEATTLE, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Slalom Consulting's NYC Station Finder has won the special Large Organization Award in the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's App Quest Challenge, which encouraged software developers to create new applications to improve the transit experience for millions of daily riders in the New York City area. Slalom's app swept the competition by using augmented reality to help riders find the right subway station and train to get them where they want to go.
The MTA provided extensive transportation data to developers in the competition and opened the challenge to all individuals and companies in the United States.
When transit passengers are looking for the nearest stations, they can simply hold up their iPhone and scan the street with its camera. The NYC Station Finder will show the location of nearby subway station entrances and, with a tap, will provide a map to the stations, as well as routes. The app even enables passengers to find train routes and schedules when in underground stations without connectivity.
"The MTA challenge has given Slalom a vehicle to showcase the creative talent of our employees," said Slalom National General Manager of Solutions Tom Chew. "Our company and employees take pride not only in the work we do but also in extending our solutions beyond our customer base to our community."
New York State's MTA is the largest public transportation agency in North America. The MTA has 8.5 million daily riders who benefit when they have access to great apps that improve their transit experience. The App Quest challenge was designed to encourage and recognize the developers who help make the experience easier for riders.
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Founded in 2001 and based in Seattle, Wash., Slalom has rapidly grown to more than 1,300 consultants. The company has earned recognition from Microsoft as the "United States Partner of the Year" and "Online Services Partner of the Year," as well as one of the "Top 10 Best Firms to Work For" by Consulting Magazine. For more information, visit www.slalom.com.
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