Kerala firm launches GPS-based auto fare calculator

Kerala firm launches GPS-based auto fare calculator

The application enables the commuter to calculate the distance travelled using GPS and calculate the fare due, Christian Emmanuel George, Co founder and CEO of MindHelix Technologies told reporters here.

The applcation runs on smart phones with Android, Blackberry or Symbian operating systems without any need for manual distance or fare entry and does not require internet connection or the serivce provider, following which it can function even in remote areas, he said.

The application has a Start/Stop button and can be customised for any location by entering the fare details in the settings page. The application can be started on entering the autorickshaw and the meter in the phone will run alongside the meter in the rickshaw and it can double check the distance travelled as shown in the auto's meter and the GPS distance calcualted by the application, Thomas Antony, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) said.
The auto fare calculator would bring in relief to the commuters who are fleeced by autorickshaw drivers.

MindHelix will be the market leader in creating Mobile Games and Applciation for the emerging markets like China nd India. We have nine applications in different stages of development, including gams for iPons, other travel related applications and corporat communication tools. The company was also in talks for getting suitable partners to achieve the targets, he said.

The company was formed last month by an engineer and two engineering students .

MindHelix focusses on Mobile Appliation development and has a section for the development of rich internet applications and desktop software.