Blackboard Mobile Partners with TransLoc

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When Blackboard Mobile was looking to bring more compelling content into their university mobile app platform, they asked TransLoc to provide our in-demand transit information. Now students can see where their bus is and when it’s arriving at their stop via their Blackboard Mobile powered campus app. We have worked closely together to make TransLoc a native part of the Blackboard Mobile Central experience. Today we are excited to announce our partnership to the public.

Blackboard Mobile customers can now deploy TransLoc’s real-time bus information as a native part of their mobile app deployment.

Curious how this could help your University’s app?
Blackboard Mobile & TransLoc’s partnership means a great deal to University mobile apps. Students need information about their campus bus system, every day, multiple times a day. And when students keep coming back again and again, we have a very useful and sticky mobile app. Learn more>>

Official Press Release [PR Newswire]

TransLoc Launches TransLoc Module for Blackboard Mobile Central Platform

Raleigh, NC and Fairfax, VA – February 27, 2013

TransLoc Inc., provider of real-time transit information to the world’s leading educational institutions, municipalities, airports and corporations, today announced that students, faculty, and staff can access instant, real-time information about their campus transit systems easily via the TransLoc integration with Blackboard Mobile™ Central.

“TransLoc makes it painless for universities to deploy and provide real-time bus location information on campus,” said Kayvon Beykpour, General Manager of Blackboard Mobile. “We are excited about our partnership with TransLoc because it will allow our customers and users to seamlessly interact with TransLoc-powered data through TransLoc’s Mobile Central application.”

“TransLoc has been a trusted partner of the University of Alabama’s Crimson Ride since its inception,” said Ronnie Robertson, Director of Transportation Services at University of Alabama. “We’re excited that their new partnership with Blackboard Mobile, the provider of UA’s mobile apps, will allow even more campus users to access real-time bus location information and announcements from within our mobile app.”

“TransLoc and Blackboard are a perfect match,” said TransLoc CEO Joshua Whiton. “We’re both pioneers: TransLoc bringing the next-generation of passenger information, Blackboard bringing next-generation student information.”

As a member in Blackboard Partnerships™ Program, TransLoc is also part of an innovative community of technical experts with a passion for using technology to increase student engagement and fully utilize campus resources. “This unique, vibrant community of developers allows institutions to customize their Blackboard Mobile Central platform, and gives them great flexibility in how they improve and shape on-demand access to everything happening on campus,” said Ted Hopper, Vice President of Business Development at Blackboard.

TransLoc is integrated into Blackboard Mobile Central via the Blackboard Mobile Central Software Development Kit (SDK), which allows both clients and Blackboard partners to easily integrate custom functionality into their mobile application.

By integrating TransLoc into Blackboard Mobile Central, customers can enjoy numerous benefits, including increased ridership, reduced traffic, lowered parking congestion, and happier riders.

About TransLoc Inc. (www.transloc.com):

TransLoc Inc. is the platform that gives transit riders & administrators the ability to see every bus, train or shuttle move smoothly across its route in real time. TransLoc ties together the fastest GPS/AVL tracking hardware and data processing to create the best real time communication tools, arrival predictions and reporting. Since 2004, TransLoc has been dramatically improving passenger information, introducing such innovations as the industry’s first truly real-time moving maps and the industry’s first native mobile apps. Used every day by millions of riders in university, municipal, federal, corporate and airport transit systems, TransLoc continues to lead the industry.

TransLoc Contact:
Joel Bush
1-888-959-3120 x138
joel.bush@transloc.com