Ekaterinburg is the fourth most populous city in Russia (1.5 million inhabitants), the capital of the Urals and a large transportation hub. Previously, the city did not have its own application for the replenishment of electronic travel cards. Together with our partners on this project: Gazprombank, Get Fare and ATOL, PayiQ developed EKARTA URAL mobile app. It’s a modern, safe, and contactless service to passengers of public transport in Ekaterinburg and the Sverdlovsk region.
The use of the Faster Payments System in the new application allows top-up in a cashless way without any commission for passenger. In addition to replenishment in the application, users have access to information about the current balance of the card and the news feed of the operator’s service.
The app has a lot of potential for growth. In the future, we plan to expand the functionality and implement additional options, such as obtaining a history of trips for a defined period.