UniSZA Targets 50,000 Users Of MyTrain App By Year-end

Last update: 01/04/2014

KUALA TERENGGANU -- Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) is looking at 50,000 users of the new mobile MyTrain application (app) by year-end.

The app enables train users to manage their daily travel.

Informatics and Computer Faculty lecturer Azwa Abdul Aziz said to date, 3,146 users had benefited from the app following its introduction by UniSZA last December.

"The app was developed by UniSZA's Innovation Research Centre with the aim of helping train users, particularly tourists and encourage the use of public transport.

"The Klang Valley is becoming congested and one way of ensuring everyone gets to their destination fast is by using trains," he told the media here today.

He was speaking after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between UniSZA and Terato Tech Sdn Bhd.

Azwa said through two-way cooperation between Terato Tech and UniSZA, MyTrain will be marketed more widely and also assist in the transfer of technology between both parties.

Asked why Terato Tech was picked as consultant for the app, he said the company had a good track record in the area of developing applications.

"Terato Tech, based in Bandar Baru Bangi, is a fast progressing Bumiputera company. It has developed a numbers of popular iOS as well as Android apps such as CIMB Clicks, Axiata Cup and Malaysia Hotline," he said.

He said the MyTrain app embraces the train network throughout the Klang Valley, including the ERL, LRT, KTM Komuter and the KL Monorail.

Azwa said the app can be used not just for referring to train schedules, but also provide information on various attractions within the vicinity of stations for the purpose of promotions.

"The MyTrain app can be downloaded using the iOS system for Apple products, while for Android users, it will be possible in the near future after Terato Tech develops the tool for it," he added.

-- BERNAMA