Our Node Managers got an early Christmas present when they got the Android version of EcBike (pronounced “Easy Bike”) on their Samsung Chat mobile phones. EcBike is NammaCycle’s software system that supports the processes behind public bicycle sharing.
Deepak Shivamurthy, a good friend of Murali, became our Santa Claus as he developed a neat Android application for node managers. Our Node Managers now start and stop trips using a simple process that involves two steps. This is a big step for us in bringing the various pieces of our software and operations together.
After much deliberation and numerous tests on BSNL Penta tablets, we finally narrowed in on Samsung Chat as it has a keypad (our tryst with touch screen phones was exasperating and short-lived) and supports the latest Android version – Ice cream Sandwich.
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