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Renfe AVE rideshare app

Renfe AVE (high speed train) rideshare app

  • There are huge discounts on purchasing 4 seats

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I'm thinking that we could take the money upfront when you join a departure (datetime, from station, to station) The hold gets charged to a group of 4 when the group 4 if full, and the user receives a confirmation email (i18n en, es, etc. would be great) If the group is not full at N hours before departure, the money is returned, and the user is notified

We would need to get data from renfe (no api) for schedule and ticket availability Would need to have an SEO budget of a few thousand to fill it up quickly

It's Spain though, though it's probably not allowed by their terms and conditions to be scraped. Hopefully there is some data freedom act in the EU to get around this

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@mraaroncruz mraaroncruz commented Jul 13, 2012

At least to start - I don't think we would care about times - leave that in the hands of the users. Just a list of possible routes and let them manage those details together.
With a message queue like this one.

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@mraaroncruz mraaroncruz commented Jul 13, 2012

This would take away a ton of complexity on our side.

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@glebm glebm commented Jul 13, 2012

It looks something similar already exists: http://www.carpling.com/es/train/compartir-tarifa-mesa-renfe/
It has 1500 likes on facebook, the oldest tweet on carpling is from 5 Jul 2012 (10 days ago)

Renfe tried to do a facebook page on that, but failed http://renfeblog.com/2011/11/04/organiza-tu-propia-mesa-y-comparte-tu-oferta/

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@mraaroncruz mraaroncruz commented Jul 14, 2012

Are you still interested in this idea?

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@glebm glebm commented Jul 14, 2012

I think this might be a bit too complicated, if we can somehow simplify this so that it still works I'd be interested, but as it is now it's too much

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@mraaroncruz mraaroncruz commented Jul 15, 2012

agreed. I have no ideas right now. I will be thinking about it.

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