Our business offers courtesy bus pick ups from different locations on Thursday Island to take down to our Ferry. It is only a small island, so the total pick up time of the whole island can be done within 10-15 minutes.
The problem we have here in the office is that anyone that needs a pick up which seems to be someone at least every 15-20 minutes, calls the office, we write down the pick up point, call the bus drivers mobile and then he adds it to his pick up list.
If there was some kind of basic App where we can put in set pick up points or even zones, so that people on the island can open the app, select their location and say which time out of the list they would like to be picked up. The bus driver could have a Tablet in his bus, where the pick up would register and show where the person is, and which bus route time they have selected. That would help to eliminate the the need for the 2 extra phone calls.
There are 10-12 bus runs a day, where only a couple of times change on certain days e.g a couple less runs on a Saturday and Sunday.
06:00, 06:45, 07:45, 08:30, 09:45, 11:15, 13:00, 13:45, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 17:45 are the times for today for example.
The only thing we need to prevent is people being able to add a pick up to a bus that is already running. So bookings can only be made up until 5 minutes before the bus starts its run.
I hope all of this makes sense. I guess, a rough estimation on how many hours this might take to create and maybe a rough price if possible with the small amount of information provided, it would be very useful so that we can decide if it's worth going forward with.
Thanks in Advance.