When you travel alone in a public transit, what is it that you do? You read a book, talk on the phone, stare outside the windows or try peering into what the other person beside you is doing and etc. Sometimes it gets on the nerves when people just try to piss you off in public. Mostly people take travelling in a public transit as task to avoid as much as social interactions with strangers. They tend to develop a defence mechanism to avoid social interactions.
Here is an app that will make you more engaged with people in the right way and will also help you in utilising your travel time. It’s called the B Line Pulse which is a social app. It has been developed by Hornall Anderson and 4Culture for Seattle’s RapidRide B Line buses which take the Bellevue-Redmond route and ferries the Microsoft employees to work. The web application asks random questions to the passengers of the particular bus transit and then creates artistic visualizations from the collective answers that it collects.
It asks firstly the daily questions like- What colour do you feel like today? Guess the average age of a Bellevue resident, or stuff like those that will help them vent their feelings- How do you feel when a fellow rider talks to you on the bus? When you use the app it will feel like as if you are filling out a commenting card for your life wherein you get to comment on anything and everything you see and feel around you. It uses artistic visuals like colours, shapes, insta-visualizations that depict what the answers meant. The application also keeps in track your frequency, pace of answering questions and accordingly award badges for your participation in the commenting round.
You can really not tell if B Line Pulse is a game or an art as the designers are not ready to do that. It is more like a phone experience that is meant to satisfy you and distract you while you are on a ride. So get to know more people and enjoy your ride, get it in your mobile devices today.