Developed with kids for kids: A new app for kids: VBB jump!

Children are early traffic participants: mostly as co-drivers with their parents. When school starts, children begin to move in public more individually. They and their parents perceive a public transportation system as a challenge due to its complexity.

The new app ‘VBB jump’ developed by Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg and HaCon is supposed to lower that bar: As children tested the app, its usability is adapted to kids’ needs. Parents and children may save up to eight addresses on the dash or “jump” board. These individual destinations can be visualized by personal photographs or by one of 45 icons.

The jump board is then the starting point for kids to get routing information. By simply swiping a finger from the center of the dial-like dash board to the icon, the young user gets a list of connections for the upcoming hour. When having decided for one, the kid can follow the slider step by step, including navigation to the next stop and departures in real-time. In addition, switching transportation means are easy to handle as final destinations and walking minutes are described to the user while navigating through public transportation.

However, if anything goes wrong, children have the opportunity to use the help button. When pushed, the app generates automatically a short message including the GPS data and the energy level of the phone’s battery.

Hence, the configured contact such as a parent will receive the message and can contact or even pick up the child.

Get more information about VBB jump: www.vbb.de/jump

For contact: Mr Holger Gerecke

  • Updated : March 27, 2019

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