What's the big idea?
Imagine an alarm clock with access to everything from the day’s weather and current traffic data to gas prices, parking information, and more. Routebook aims to understand your goals as a commuter and help you to achieve them by presenting relevant information in a way that makes sense to your groggy, half-asleep morning mind. Simply tell the application where you need to be when, and Routebook will provide you with the information you need to get their in the healthiest, greenest, cheapest, or quickest way possible.
Describe the nearest player in your field.
The best thing about Routebook is that there is really nothing like it. The closest alternative might be apps that offer real-time tracking for public transportation systems, but even these don’t exist in most cities. And aside from reducing time waiting at the bus stop, they offer few benefits.
How are you different from that player?
Routebook differentiates itself from basic public transit tracking apps on every level. From integration with your alarm clock to consideration for all methods of transportation, and perhaps most importantly, a wide range of monetization possibilities, the uniqueness of Routebook is evident.
How does this idea scale into a big business?
Who isn’t interested in a quick coffee stop on their way to work or a speedy fill-up at the gas station? The highly targeted advertising that Routebook affords will appeal to both local and corporate businesses interested in sponsoring stops that users can add to their existing routes.
Why are you the one to run with this idea?
The Routebook team is comprised of 3 creative and motivated innovators. We have the drive to ensure our app is seen through to its full potential and the detail-oriented mindset to continually meet the needs of our users. Above all, our genuine passion for this project makes us the perfect fit.
What is a $5,000 experiment you can do to move your idea forward?
Goals for Routebook at this point include the development of a functional app and submission to the App Store as well as continued research based on user needs and the app’s ability to transform commuter behavior over time.