In the same month that it announced expansion to ten London boroughs, ofo has now partnered with international travel platform Citymapper to include its fleet of 2,800 bikes in the app.
ofo’s fleet of bikes will appear as ofo-branded pins in the Citymapper app, showing users where they can unlock a bike via Bluetooth. At the end of their journey they can park the bike and slide the lock closed to complete the journey.
Joseph Seal-Driver, ofo UK general manager, said: “One of the best things about ofo is flexibility; you can get the Tube to work but cycle home, or ride just part of your commute and use public transport for the rest. Bringing ofo to Citymapper offers that flexibility to even more Londoners, which is ideal timing because we’re rapidly expanding across the city and adding bikes all the time.”
Omid Ashtari, president and head of business at Citymapper, added: "Powered by smartphones sharing cars, scooters, mopeds and bikes has become part of the everyday commute for many. As the most comprehensive multi-modal transport app our mission is to offer Citymapper users all these options. Therefore, the integration with ofo is a natural extension of our offering and a great example of how new innovative transport options are expanding choice for commuters."
From today ofo will also integrate with Citymapper in 12 cities globally: Washington, London, Paris, Madrid, Sydney, Hong Kong, Milan, Singapore, Chicago, Los Angeles County, Seattle and Berlin.