Everywhere! offers real-time traffic reports.
SINGAPORE, 3 July 2000 - Singaporeans can now get the latest traffic
reports on their mobile phones and pagers with the launch of BuzzCity's
- a free wireless alert service.
This public beta test of Everywhere! will offer real-time traffic reports
from Land Transport Authority's traffic.smart.
Motorists and commuters can
use Everywhere! traffic.smart buzzes to alert them on
Users can also customise the service to specify roads and times
they wish to travel. This alerts them of traffic conditions before they set
out on their trips.
Everywhere! alerts will be sent to a user's mobile
phone or pager with a short description of road conditions.
Dr Lai Kok Fung, CEO and co-founder of BuzzCity said, "We would like to
invite the public to test Everywhere! and provide us with feedback on how it
can be improved. Instead of just offering news and information, we are
positioning Everywhere! as a channel for timely information needs. We hope
this service will be seen as a useful communication medium and in turn
appeal to companies sign up as content providers."
Besides traffic information, Everywhere! users can choose to receive the latest
virus information from Trend Micro and stock quotes from Singapore Exchange
Members can specify up to 10 selections per portfolio and the
specific times they wish to be buzzed on.
Exchange stock quotes will be popular with busy executives who need stock
information on the move. Furthermore, they don't have to own a WAP phone or
subscribe to mobile data for this information," Dr Lai said.
BuzzCity hopes to offer more information services once the public trials are
completed and feedback from the public will help identify more community
BuzzCity is planning to offer similar services in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan,
Spain and Malaysia.