Friday, 22 February 2019

Pago Mobile Payment App Plans to Expand to Croatia

ZAGREB, February 22, 2019 - The developers of the Pago mobile payment application, thanks to which people can pay their bills online in a centralized manner, has announced its plans to expand to Croatia and Poland, the Romanian Insider portal said on Friday.

The Romanian startup also plans to relocate to Poland, in the Huge Thing high tech business accelerator, where it was accepted together with nine other startups, said.

Pago has recently introduced paid subscriptions for users who pay more than five bills per month through the app. The lowest subscription is 1.07 euro per month, for those who pay up to eight bills or invoices, while the fee for clients with higher volumes is 3.2 euro per month.

Those paying up to four invoices per month can keep using the application for free, and they account for some 75% of the current users.

Pago has 110,000 active users who have paid more than 14 million euro in bills. The app was downloaded 250,000. It records 5,500 payments for more than 90 integrated suppliers a day.

More news about the IT sector, as well as the solutions for mobile payments in Croatia can be found in the Business section.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

HŽPP Planer App Helps Passenger See When Their Train Will Arrive

It is free, accurate like a Swiss clock, and saves time to people who usually spend half an hour or more a day waiting for their trains. The mobile app in question is HŽPP Planer, thanks to which with just a few clicks on a mobile phone passengers can see the GPS position of the train they are waiting for, when the train will arrive and how much will the trip cost them. The app has more than 42,000 downloads on Google Play and was designed by a third-year student of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing Josip Šalković. Thanks to the success of his software, he has recently established cooperation with the Croatian Railways company, which promotes his app on its website, reports Večernji List on January 12, 2019.

“The main goal of the app is for no one to have to wait for the train for more than a few minutes because now they know where the train is at any moment. And we all know how much our trains like to abide by the timetables,” said Šalković laughingly. His GPS tracking system for trains is the first such system in Croatia.

How does it work? The HŽPP Planer app downloads the GPS data in real-time from the central data network of the Croatian Railways. Instead of showing a map with the exact position of the train, the app tells the passenger near what station the train is currently located and at what speed it is moving, calculating how much time the train will need to reach the passenger’s station.

“The HŽPP Planer app covers the whole national rail traffic. It does not matter whether a person is travelling from Zagreb to Dugo Selo or from Osijek to Rijeka or Split. The app will ‘find’ the train and tell them everything they are interested in,” Šalković pointed out.

The GSP system and the timetable overview are just some of the information given to users, since the application also notifies the users about construction works, navigates them during the trip, and tells them at which station they should leave the train. It explains where and how to change trains if needed and informs them about any inevitable delays. People who are particularly curious can enter the code of the train to check whether it is an older or a newer model and see the photos of its interior. The app calculates the ticket price in both directions, including discounts if the traveller is a student or a pensioner. In addition to searching within the app, timetables can be downloaded to your phone and viewed even when you are not online.

“This is especially useful to people who travel by train every day to work or university because their life depends on the timetables,” said Josip, who often travels from Zagreb, where he lives, to Karlovac, where he comes from. That is why he came up with the idea to develop the HžZPP Planer app in the first place.

More news on the Croatian Railways can be found in our Travel section.

Translated from Večernji List (reported by Hana Ivković).

Thursday, 18 October 2018

“Eatsy Bitsy” App to Change Restaurant Business

The app can be used in about a hundred restaurants in Croatia.

Monday, 8 October 2018

e-Mine to Make Education More Transparent

ZAGREB, October 8, 2018 - The application called "Šer - Školski e-Rudnik" (Share - School e-Mine in an unofficial translation) has been recently launched by the Science and Education Ministry in a bid to make a set of statistical data available at a single site.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

App Offers Cheaper Parking in 19 Towns in Croatia

The parking is cheaper since drivers do not have to use a mobile text messaging (SMS) protocol.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Croatian City-Building App Featured by Apple's App Store

The My City app is one of the featured apps in the games category.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Croatian Money Transfer App Bringing in New Users

After INA, Aircash has signed contracts with Croatian Lottery and Croatian Telecom.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Croatian Money Transfer Startup Helps Diaspora and Tourists Send and Receive Funds

The service is already available at 400 INA outlets and will expand to Bosnia and Herzegovina this autumn.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Croatian Mobile App Helps Tourists in Graz

ZAGREB, May 8, 2018 - The application SightRun developed by the Croatian startup SightRun has been added to programmes offered to tourists in the Austrian city of Graz, the co-founder of the Croatian startup Sandra Bortek said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Croatian Brewery Launches App for Responsible Alcohol Consumption

Modern technology shows drivers the importance of moderate alcohol consumption.

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