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Four apps to assist you on your Idul Fitri homecoming journey

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, May 27, 2019  /  10:02 am
Four apps to assist you on your Idul Fitri homecoming journey

Aside from traffic jam information, Waze also informs its users about road accidents, weather conditions, roadworks and police raids.  (Shutterstock.com/dennizn/File)

The Idul Fitri holiday is looming and those gearing up to go their hometown may want to consider technology assistance.

Here are four essential apps to make your journey easier as compiled by tempo.co:

Google Maps

The app that has been downloaded over 1 billion times from Google Play has proven to be one of the most reliable apps to have on your phone. Its simple and easy-to-use interface will help users navigate the routes, check possible traffic jams and amenities along the routes. 

Google Maps is also equipped with Google Assistant, which enables users to navigate without having to look at the map and only having to listen to the guidance via the smartphone's speaker.

Waze

Similar to Google Maps, this app is already popular among city commuters. It comes with route choices, estimated time of arrival and a virtual assistant that serves as a guide to your destination. 

Aside from traffic jam information, Waze also informs its users about road accidents, weather conditions, roadworks and police raids. 

Read also: Jakarta opens free ‘mudik’ registration

Info Mudik 2019

Made by thelastprojectdroid, Info Mudik 2019 offers information related to mudik (exodus) for those traveling by personal vehicle and also public transportation. For those taking their own vehicles, traffic conditions and reports are gathered from NTMC Lantas POLRI. Information regarding e-toll tariffs is also available, along with important phone numbers for emergency situations. Those traveling by public transportation can find updated info regarding airplane, train, ship and bus ticket prices. 

JMCARe

Created by PT Jasa Marga, the JMCARe app gives info for those traveling on toll roads. Its push notifications and Smart Assistance are able to offer the fastest route alternatives for users, towing services on toll roads and vehicle technical services for those in need. JMCARe can be downloaded for free from Google Play and the App Store. (asw)