SUCCESS STORY

Helping road & rail travellers manage bookings on the move

We partnered with Wanderu to connect new carriers to their API, enabling millions of travelers to find ground transportation. Currently rated 4.5 stars, the app has been awarded “Favorite New App” by Time Magazine, “Best Travel App of 2015” by PC Magazine, and has been listed in several top categories on the App Store–including Best New App and Featured Travel App.

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INDUSTRY

Travel

HEADQUARTERS

Boston, MA

PLATFORMS

API, Integrations, iOS and Data Engineering

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“Arbisoft has helped us bring on more partners more quickly because we’re able to augment our internal team and get work done faster.”

Tabor Wells,
former VP Engineering

Wanderu & Arbisoft

Wanderu is a ground travel metasearch engine and fare aggregator operating in 40 countries throughout North America and Europe and cited by prestigious media such as Fast Company, Forbes, Inc, and TechCrunch as a promising startup for a whole new generation of travelers. Since 2016 Arbisoft and Wanderu have partnered together to make it easy to manage road and rail bookings in a few clicks.

How We Fit Together

After having established their business in North America, Wanderu had their eyes on the European market and reached out to Arbisoft achieve their goal. In order to expand into Europe, Wanderu needed European carriers and integrations for their app to increase their coverage. They partnered with Arbisoft and hired a dedicated team to augment their internal software engineering team. As a result of the partnership, we successfully integrated hundreds of carriers running through thousands of locations with the Wanderu platform using Python.
Later, Wanderu expanded the team and added Arbisoft’s iOS & Android developers. Thanks to our mobile engineering team, Wanderu launched an iOS app enabling travelers to search online schedules, make bookings, and calculate fare for trips on the move.
We used Twisted, Treq, and Scrapy to integrate the Wanderu API with Carrier API which allowed the app to access listings from a wider range of road and rail carriers, along with writing custom code to allow location mapping.
After success with integration and iOS teams, Wanderu expanded their work with Arbisoft and hired data engineering team.

Making It Matter

Currently rated 4.5 stars, its app has been awarded “Favorite New App” by Time Magazine, “Best Travel App of 2015” by PC Magazine, and is listed in several top categories on the App Store–including Best New App and Featured Travel App. Our contributions have helped Wanderu extend its services to include a much bigger list of supported carriers, increasing its value to users and helps it differentiate itself in the travel management app startup space.
Our team of engineers — working closely with Wanderu’s internal team — has been able to create a substantial business impact by helping them bring on more partners at a faster pace. Arbisoft’s software has shortened the time between signing a partner and getting them live on the site, which is incredibly important for a new startup scaling to make big.
After having built a successful partnership in Europe, Arbisoft also helped Wanderu expand further into North America. We helped their ambition to expand massively on a faster scale.

Technology Used

Twisted, Treq, Scrapy, Python, Nodejs, Postgres, Mongo, AWS, Docker, Influx DB, Redshift

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