Sydney developer Daniel Grech has released a new Android app aimed squarely at users of Sydney’s public transport systems which are almost completely moved across to the Opal smartcard ticketing system.
Called Sydney OpalTracker, this new Android app allows you to perform the simple task of checking your Opal balance on your mobile, but it offers much more. Not only can you fire up the app to see your balance, travel history, and even travel statistics, but you can add a widget to your home screen to see your balance without having to open anything, and if you’re an Android Wear user, you can even get a popup notification there, too, of what your balance is.
If you’ve got more than one Opal (e.g. one for business and one for pleasure, or cards for family members) you can track multiple cards with the app, allowing you to keep an eye on your travel spend across all your cards. As you can see above, the app’s design is entirely material, and it’s pretty.
The functionality is good too, and it just goes to show that Aussie developers, of all sizes, are a pretty talented bunch.
If you want to try out Sydney OpalTracker, here’s the Play Store link: