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Bitcoin MyWay Recharge?

By imagineteamsol 23 January 2014 66

Hey everyone,

We’re super excited to announce we’ve crossed the 50,000 active user mark for our MyBus 2.0 app.

We wanted to do something special to thank everyone for their support, and we got tired of waiting for the real-time feeds to become available (the launch date has been a roving target…), so we decided to focus our attention on the MyWay recharge.

We’re trying to see what we can do to let users recharge their MyWay card in real-time (think tap your card to your phone type thing) rather than wait for 3-5 business days, but while we try to find the legitimate way to do that, we were wondering if any of you would be interested in recharging your MyWay cards using Bitcoin? Asides from the novelty of the idea, we’re strong supporters of the currency, and would love to bring some legitimate use cases for Canberra. It would also be interesting as it’d be the first transport agency in the world that (indirectly) allowed for use of Bitcoin for public transport.

We’re rolling it out over the next week or two, but wanted to know if it was something anyone thought useful? If not, what would you like to see added?

Thanks everyone!

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imagineteamsol 5:52 pm 30 Jan 14

davo101 said :

imagineteamsol said :

Firstly, our privacy policy is quite clear. http://imagineteamsolutions.com/privacypolicy/

Your definition of clear seems to deviate quite widely from mine. Is that something like a 2000 word paragraph? Where does it address my MyWay login details as compared with my MyBus login/account details? To quote your “about the app”:

Your MyWay login details are kept private only on your phone, and used only with the official MyWay service.

Or to put it another way: Bullshit.

imagineteamsol said :

Lastly, you do know that the whole point of the MyWay system was to collect information on your travel habits? Or do you wear a tinfoil hat?

I’m quite aware of that and I’m quite happy for the ACT Government to know which buses I use and when. As for you guys…….

We do exactly that: “Your MyWay login details are kept private only on your phone, and used only with the official MyWay service.” We pass them through and do not store them anywhere. If you’re uncomfortable using the app, or don’t understand what I am quite clearly saying, its a free app, don’t use it.

davo101 4:19 pm 30 Jan 14

imagineteamsol said :

Firstly, our privacy policy is quite clear. http://imagineteamsolutions.com/privacypolicy/

Your definition of clear seems to deviate quite widely from mine. Is that something like a 2000 word paragraph? Where does it address my MyWay login details as compared with my MyBus login/account details? To quote your “about the app”:

Your MyWay login details are kept private only on your phone, and used only with the official MyWay service.

Or to put it another way: Bullshit.

imagineteamsol said :

Lastly, you do know that the whole point of the MyWay system was to collect information on your travel habits? Or do you wear a tinfoil hat?

I’m quite aware of that and I’m quite happy for the ACT Government to know which buses I use and when. As for you guys…….

imagineteamsol 3:16 pm 30 Jan 14

davo101 said :

imagineteamsol said :

Our server processes a MyWay balance check every 0.8 seconds on average, with peak traffic hitting 2000 MyWay balance checks a minute.

WTF!? Where does it say in your terms and conditions that my login details are being sent through your server? Forget trusting you guys to handle my topups I’m uninstalling the App; I don’t want to be part of your data harvesting exercise thank you very much.

Firstly, our privacy policy is quite clear. http://imagineteamsolutions.com/privacypolicy/

Secondly, we don’t “harvest” anything. Your details are passed through our server, and the response is parsed to be passed back to the phone in a meaningful way. The information is only kept in memory for the time that it needs to be there (~half a second if I was to guess)

Lastly, you do know that the whole point of the MyWay system was to collect information on your travel habits? Or do you wear a tinfoil hat?

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