Based on some internal corporate presentations I found on an open web server directory somewhere, I recently found myself on a fun night of research that lead me to the UK Cards Association’s Contactless transit pages.
This afternoon, I was linked this article from the Guardian describing what sounds like a solid idea and backend but with a not so great user experience using optical codes, an app and beacons of questionable reliability. I got thinking that replacing the optical codes and beacons with a contactless payment card that is used on gate readers would be a much better end solution. Effectively model 3 with extra features.
I wanted to start a discussion mostly about how Mondo (either the API platform/app or the company) could potentially add value here. My thoughts on this range from simple links to the website or applications of the transit providers (a link to contactless.tfl.gov.uk for example) to rich integration of journey history in the app (provided by either the ticket providers pushing to Mondo, 3rd parties matching the two up or Mondo themselves pulling data from transport companies).
What does everyone else think?