All posts by Rikesh Shah

Rikesh Shah works in TfL Online as the Lead Digital Relationship Manager.

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Register for the London Innovation Series – Jan 23-27

Future Cities Catapult & Amazon Web Services (AWS) are bringing top innovators together to work on the future of UK cities and UK citizen services, with the London Innovation Series from January 23-27. Join the London Innovation Series, where I will be amongst a large number of presenters, to learn how to build digital services for cities and government in a new and fresh way.

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Developers Using TfL’s Open Data Feeds

On Tuesday 20 December at 14:40, we deprecated support for older cypher suites such as SSLv3, TLS 1.0 & 1.1. This is in line with security best practice and helps protect our free services from the security issues identified in older versions of these technologies.

We've rolled back our change, giving open data users extra time to update their tooling to support modern TLS versions (1.2 and 1.3)

We’ve rolled back our change, giving open data users extra time to update their tooling to support modern TLS versions (1.2 and 1.3)

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TfL Joins the Waze Connected Citizens Programme

Waze, the free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app has announced Transport for London as its 100th global partner. The Waze Connected Citizens Programme is designed as a free data exchange, and it’s great to see Waze – used by several hundred thousand drivers in London – using TfL’s roads open data to provide its app users about traffic information on TfL’s Road Network. In the coming weeks, it will also be interesting to see how TfL will be able to use the data shared by Waze.

Waze

TfL has joined the Connected Citizens Programme and becomes the 100th global partner of Waze, the social navigation pioneer.

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Data in Motion Hack Week is Underway

In partnership with AWS and Geovation, we were delighted to launch our Data in Motion Hack Week, with two launch sessions taking place on Friday 23 September. The launch set the scene for the challenge “Managing the Capacity of London’s Transport Network,” and we can’t wait to see the amazing solutions that are created to support this challenge and help improve the experience of those travelling in London. There are some great prizes on offer for the winners who will be announced at the end of this week. 

Hack Week

We launched our Data in Motion Hack Week on Friday 23 September at the AWS office in London. Judging will take place this Friday when we expect some fantastic ideas to have been developed


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TfL, AWS and Geovation Hack Week – Data in Motion #1

Join us for a Hack Week launching on 23 September in London in partnership with AWS and Geovation to provide some great products for transport users. The use of our open data sets are fuelling entrepreneurship, accelerating scientific discovery, and enabling Londoners and visitors to travel more easily across the capital.

This Hack Week provides the opportunity to win some great prizes, including 6 months worth of support i.e. office space, business mentoring, access to technical and subject matter experts. So, whether you’re a start-up or a developer, if you are in a position to develop a product that addresses the challenges outlined below, you should join us at the launch event on 23 September. All entries will be judged by a panel in a closed environment to protect your idea.

There are over 500 apps powered by TfL data used by millions of people every day – we would like to see more.

Where and When

Venue: Amazon’s offices – 60 Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2FD, London and remote access (more detail to follow.)
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When: Hack for a week: September 23 – September 30, 2016. There will be two launch sessions on 23rd September, at 12pm and 6:00pm, so join whichever one works for you.

Free drinks and nibbles will be provided at the launch sessions.

We're partnering with AWS and Geovation for the Hackathon from September 23-30 and we want your solutions help to manage the capacity of London’s transport network

We’re partnering with AWS and Geovation for the Hack Week from September 23-30 and we want your solutions help to manage the capacity of London’s transport network

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Digital Zone at the Transported by Design Festival

It was an absolute pleasure to be hosting in the Digital Zone of the Transported by Design festival yesterday (Sunday 3 July), which saw Regent Street transformed into a vehicle-free street for the day, as cars, buses and taxis were replaced by stalls, marquees and even a Tube train carriage!

Transported by Design festival

The expert speakers in the Transported by Design Digital Zone focused on how digital technology will influence the future of transport

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MasterCard Trip Hack – Event Review

I sat on the judging panel for 2016 MasterCard Trip Hack event held in Old Street, London this weekend which focused on using the APIs from TfL, MasterCard and British Airways to create innovative new products and services. 

Flyto pitch their winning idea

Flyto’s winning idea was an airline-related proposal which would enable customers to pay for their flight in instalments.

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Android Pay accepted for travel in London

Customers can use Android Pay on their mobile phone to travel using pay as you go on TfL services, including the Tube, buses and trams, as well as most National Rail services in London.

The new payment app, developed by Google, supports MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards from many of the UK’s major financial institutions. To use Android Pay, customers just need to download the app from the Google Play Store and set up their account with their bank card. They then simply touch in and out with the top half of their phone on the yellow card reader at a station, or touch in only on a bus or at a tram stop, in the same way they use their Oyster or contactless payment card.


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