Mobility Apps

Smart Mobility, MaaS, and Other Mobility Apps

Mobility Apps: Developments and Possibilities

Mobility apps like 9292 and Google Maps have been around for a while. Thanks to advancements in AI and data sharing, new, often remarkable types of apps are emerging. These include mobile applications that prioritize cyclists or trucks and combine all forms of mobility on one platform. In this article, we delve into the latest developments and the potential for mobility apps.Pinch can create top-tier mobility apps for public transportation companies, shared mobility providers, and automakers, among others.



The Future of Mobility Is Exciting

Challenges such as emissions, city congestion, parking issues, overcrowded roads and railways, and urban space limitations are numerous in the field of mobility. At the same time, the future of mobility is exciting in a positive sense. Think of developments like the hyperloop, self-driving vehicles such as cars, pods, and shuttles, hydrogen-powered planes, and drones capable of transporting both people and goods. Mobile apps can contribute to solving mobility-related problems, thereby fostering an emission-free, comfortable, affordable, and safe future of mobility.

The Evolution of Travel and Transport Apps

Navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze, apps for planning public transportation journeys and booking taxi rides, speed camera apps: most people have one or more of these apps on their phones. Thanks to technologies such as AI, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and data sharing, a new generation of mobile apps is emerging, with applications like Mobility-as-a-Service and predictive maintenance. Connected car applications are also helping to build the foundation for smart cities.

Innovative Smart Mobility Apps

Smart mobility involves the intelligent use of data and digitalization in transportation. Apart from the already interesting business cases, additional opportunities arise as Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) has expressed its intention to collaborate more with market players. Apps for shared mobility, particularly e-scooters and bikes, play a crucial role within the realm of smart mobility. Prominent examples of smart mobility apps include:


  • Apps for Mobility-as-a-Service
  • Apps that enable cars, cyclists, and freight traffic to communicate with intelligent traffic lights (iVRI’s)
  • Peer-to-peer ridesharing apps
  • Apps for boats linked to bridge management systems


Mobility-as-a-Service Is at Your Service

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) enables users to plan, book, and pay for their entire journey, from door to door, through a single platform. Users can combine multiple modes of transport, such as public transportation, rental cars, shared vehicles, and taxi services. Travelers can choose their route, reaching their destination hassle-free and comfortably, thanks to customized travel options and real-time information. An excellent example of an app for this ‘mobility as a service’ concept is Whim, originally from Finland, which is considered a pioneering MaaS app. It’s worth noting that MaaS apps are increasingly offered as white-label apps.

Connected, Self-Driving, and Electric Cars

In our automotive-focused article, we dive into connected, self-driving, and electric cars. Within the mobility revolution, the significance of connected cars, capable of communicating with in-car and external systems and devices, continues to grow. Connected car apps provide functionalities like predictive maintenance and trip logging. While self-driving cars are still on the horizon, there will be apps for self-driving taxis or using autonomous vehicles for package pickups. Electric car apps are mainly used to locate public charging stations. An excellent example is the Charge Assist app by GreenFlux, developed by Pinch.

About Pinch

Pinch is a renowned mobile development agency based in Amsterdam. Since our establishment in 2011, we have created over 100 apps for clients such as Albert Heijn, NRC, NS, and When you choose Pinch to develop a mobility app, we work in co-creation. Together, we form a team, leveraging the expertise of your organization in the field of mobility with our knowledge of app development and marketing. In addition to native iOS and Android apps, we also create (hybrid) Flutter apps.


A superb mobility app requires more than just a great idea and flawless development. Concept development, strategy, visual and interaction design, technical development, quality assurance, testing, launching, monitoring, analysis, and ongoing development – Pinch’s experts provide comprehensive support in all these aspects. This full-service approach sets us apart in the market. The result? Because the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, your app has a maximum impact.

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