ITP Thesis Week 2009
Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8


Kristin OFriel

A ride-sharing application for taxis in New York City.

Taxis and expensive and inefficient when you ride alone. KOKUA lets you find other people, making similar trips, at the same time, so you can share the ride, share the cost, and reduce your carbon footprint!

People living in or visiting NYC.

User Scenario

You just arrived into John F Kennedy airport in New York City (keep in mind that you are tired, you have luggage, and its raining). You need to get home to the East Village in Manhattan - that's normally a $45 taxi fare. You enter this information into KOKUA while you're waiting for your luggage and find someone traveling from JFK to the East Village. You give her a call, meet on the curb and save over $20 on your ride home!

PhoneGap, Google App Engine

It is too early for conclusions.