I am very excited to introduce Tiketmobile to you. Tiketmobile lets travellers find and buy bus tickets conveniently from their mobile devices.
Tiketmobile was first conceived and built at Start-up Weekend Lagos in September 2011. Between then and now, we have iterated a number of times on our platform, strategy and offering. Currently, to buy tickets on Tiketmobile, a user would have to access it from our mobile website, www.tiketmobile.com. If the user is visiting from a mobile phone, they are automatically redirected there.
Tiketmobile has one bus company listed and is currently in talks with up to five other companies. They hope to sign-up all providers of interstate bus transport. We would put out announcements on our blog as we move forward on this quest.
To enable payment, the developers worked closely with Interswitch to integrate their “Pay with QuickTeller” platform with Tiketmobile. This allows users to pay for their tickets on Tiketmobile website using their ATM card; and also from any of the hundreds of thousand Interswitch ATM machines nationwide. Payment on the website is handled by Interswitch, They don’t take card information directly, and so users’ card details are in safe hands.
Tiketmobile team is composed of highly talented people, people with experience in working with technology, they are:
- Celestine Ezeokoye; BSc. Computer Science, UNILAG (Co-founder and CEO):Responsible for platform/application engineering and company strategy and direction. He programs in more than 5 programming languages and is a server-side development expert. He represented Nigeria two times at the Microsoft Imagine Cup while he was studying for his degree.
- Constance Okoghenun; Diploma in Software Engineering, NIIT (Co-founder and Product Manager): Responsible for Tiketmobile as a product; the features and development efforts. He develops the front-end and manages the mail and DNS servers. He had interned at his dad’s transport company, so he is well grounded in the operations of bus companies in Lagos.
- Felix Ike; BSc. Computer Science, UNILAG (in view) (Developer): Felix is responsible for the mobile efforts and mobile app development.
- Joseph Benson-Aruna (Graphics and UI/UX): Joseph makes Tiketmobile look awesome. He is an expert in UI/UX design and always aims to outdo his previous best.