Slowly but surely, buseet surprised us by appearing on Google Maps one sunny day.
We found out that you can book buses through Google Maps with buseet. and we decided to find out what’s happened there. We fired up some questions at Amr, CEO.
How can I use buseet? Is it an app or website?
Check out buseet’s Startups Galaxy profile here.
Buseet is modern shuttle service available to serve everyday commuters who are looking for convenient yet affordable means to get from home to work every day. You can directly book your buseet through buseet.com, in under 2 minutes you can easily secure your whole week’s commute!
Also you can use Google Maps to explore buseet around you, or even through a simple direction search.
Do you offer promocodes? Offers? Discounts?
Of course we do! We offer occasional promocodes to encourage the awesome Cairo commuters to try our service, also we allow all users to enjoy free credit when they refer their family and friends!
What is this new update about Google Maps? Why is it there and why now?
Google became the equivalent of the word search, and Google Maps is the go to destination when thinking maps and navigation. Our mission is to avail a new category of modern public transportation, and we want Cairo Commuters to use the same maps experience they love to be able to reach their destination, hence the integration. Google Maps simply offers the best experience when comes to geographical search, and we thought why not expand that experience with our service to provide a complete solution to Cairo Commuters!
Our partnership with Google ensures our mission “leading the public transport transformation through technology,” also it emphasizes our operational accuracy!
How can you help me go to work or go to university?
You can use Google Maps with buseet in 3 ways:
> Through usual search between two points, use the public transportation tab to view buseet:
- Clicking through the route you can check our stops along the route with departure times
- You can then select the nearest stop to your location to learn about all departures along that route from the selected stop
- At the bottom of the screen click on buseet, then click route information
- This will navigate you to buseet.com to your selected route to confirm your booking et voila!
> Click on Transit icon directly inside the map
This will show you all nearby stops along with all trips passing through them. From there you can follow the same scenario as above to complete your booking!
> Inside the maps, you can click on any bus stop directly to show you all departures happening from this stop!
Finally you can start navigating a step by step navigation inside the map, where Google Maps will guide you step by step to reach your stop, also it will give you notifications before your arrival to your destination stop.
What other news are there about buseet? 💰
Very soon we’ll be announcing our seed round of investment! We’re also expanding to Dubai within couple of months, (so most probably in 2018). Our aim is not to just provide another means for commute, it’s about providing a one of kind experience… we’re preparing for a series of amazing add-ons to be launched soon, commuters will not want to leave the shuttle 😉
Read more: 3 Startups Providing Better Transportation in Cairo here.