Zophop – smart logo ka, smart app

When we sat conceptualizing this video, one of the biggest challenges was to decide on the setting in the script – do we show real-life use cases, do we go in for a bland product feature description or do we do something which is catchy and informational?

None of us have any previous experience in advertising but then that has never stood in the path of creating something that sells right? After numerous brainstorming sessions we came up with the above script, a script which introduces an overconfident character who uses all of the popular apps in the commute segment ( yes, yes we used the real names with a few tweaks). And then the omniscient narrator goes on to tell him why there is absolutely no need to waste space on your phone by using all these apps when in fact there exists an one app solution for all commute related queries.

So while we covered all our use-cases we also highlighted the fact about us being a one place stop for all you need to know about travel. Pretty neat eh?

Drop your comments below as to how you liked our in-house effort. 

Get Zophop – one-app-for-all-commute from PlayStore here.

Zophop rolls out a new UI for enhanced localized real-time information

In our latest update, we have systematically revamped our app home-screen. Now commuters will be able to access all localized real-time information in one screen apart from being able to the previous queries and searches too on zophop.

In this new UI, commuters will be able to see –

1. Live Trips around them – buses, trains or any other commute
2. See nearest Uber, Ola, Jugnoo
3. Your recent searches
4. Near stops and stations and immediate bus/train departure details from these stops/stations
5. Other features – Timings, Nearby Stops, Best Route

Below are some of other recent updates –

1. Multilingual support – Hindi, English, Marathi
2. Offline timings – access bus/train details without internet

Here is what our new homescreen looks like –



and once you scroll down on the same screen you can see other real-time information around you –


Do tell us how do you like our new homescreen? Do you find much better than the previous one ? Leave your comments below.

Download zophop from Google Playstore for all commute related information.


BEST and railway authorities to run extra buses and trains on 31st December

Keeping in mind the commuting woes faced by revelers, the railway authorities both Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) have decided to operate additional trains on the main line.

According to railway officials – eight additional trains have been readied to ferry citizens after partying on December 31. Four locals along Virar-Churchgate route and four along Churchgate-Virar have been marked to travel past midnight.

As per the timetable shared by authorities – the first Virar bound local leaves Churchgate at 1.15 am, followed by the second one at 1.55 am, third at 2.25 am and the fourth at 3:20 am.

The timing for the first Churchgate-bound train from Virar has been set at 12.15 am. While the second Churchgate-bound local leaves at 12.45 am, the third one departs at 01.40 am and the last one leaves at 2.55 am.

Even the Central Railway (CR) has announced special trains. While the Kalyan special will depart from CST at 1.10 am, a CST-bound train will leave Kalyan at 1.15 am. For Harbour line, a Panvel special train will leave CST at 1.20 am. Similarly CST-bound local will depart form Panvel at the same time.

Meanwhile, BEST has also readied special buses to transport citizens with special schedule marked for the party night.

Buses on route numbers – 1, 7, 111, 112, 203, 231, 247, 272 and 294 will run past 10 pm along various areas of the city. Also, additional 17 buses have will be running along Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Chowk, Juhu Chowpatty, Gorai, Churchgate station, CST and Girgaum.

This post was originally published – here


Jugnoo allies with Zophop to help commuters enjoy a better travel experience

An alliance projecting reciprocal growth for both the parties


We are happy to announce an alliance with Jugnoo, a leading mobile app offering the largest network of auto-rickshaws in India. Our aim has been to empower daily mass transit mode travelers, to help them make the optimized travel decisions based on route, modes and times. 

This partnership is aimed at reciprocal growth for both the parties. It not only boosts the services offered by Jugnoo and enhances its customer reach, but also adds an extra mode of transportation in the vehicle options on Zophop.

zophop-jugnoo alliance

Elaborating on the collaboration, Samar Singla, Founder and CEO, Jugnoo commented, “Given their interest in a space where the customers can conveniently opt for the best travel routes, sources and fares, it is a great opportunity for Jugnoo to collaborate with Zophop. A synergy like this will certainly clout the service through our platform and add to our existing user base of a million.”

Vinayak Bhavnani, Co-founder and CEO, Zophop further commented, “Autos play a very important role in the entire public transportation experience as a quick and easy transportation mode within short distances at lower costs. This partnership with Jugnoo will certainly bring great value to Zophop users as now they can see availability, ETA, and fare of autos near their location with just one ­click. This eliminates the need for waiting and looking for autos on the streets as they can check out all this on their smartphones.

Our customers now have an additional mode of transport to choose from, which is also cost effective, apart from cabs, metros, buses etc. The association enhances Jugnoo’s services, as the search results will be filtered and faster for any travel queries that people may have.

With steady expansion, Jugnoo is now operational in 22 cities in India. However after this association, over 200,000 Zophop users will gain access to Jugnoo in 8 cities viz. Chandigarh, Jaipur, Gurgaon/Delhi, Indore, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Nagpur.

About Jugnoo
Jugnoo, a Chandigarh based company, was established in the year 2014. It has ventured into the industry as one of the leading auto-rickshaw aggregators and the mobile commerce company with 15,000 people transacting per day, at a very nascent stage. It is a mobile app offering one of the largest networks of auto-rickshaws in India. It has more than 3,300 autos empanelled under the brand at present.

Founded by Samar Singla and Chinmay Agarwal, the company is targeting the students, working professionals, and masses that are dependent on public transport for their daily conveyance.

About Us

Zophop provides the tool that empowers daily travelers in 15 cities across India to make their best decision on route (time vs. cost), transportation modes, and time management for travel. One of the unique features on Zophop ­ “Near You” ­ allows users to find all public transportation modes including buses, trains, metros, cabs (Uber, Ola), and now autos via Jugnoo near their location. The “Near You” feature is not only showing users what is available around them but also its ETA (estimated time of arrival) to the stop/station/pick­up location and fare. Zophop was established in Mumbai in 2014 founded by Vinayak Bhavnani and Jiyoung Lee.


You can get the apps on Google Playstore here – Jugnoo and Zophop.


The Common Man Survey 2015


Many of our almost 50,000 users have often told us – is it possible to see buses and trains live as they move? Can you show us their live locations and timings ? Is it possible for the common man to have access to this real-time data? 

Why, yes, of course it is possible, we said.

We are also telling you now – Something exciting is going to happen over the next two weeks.

But before that we would like you to answer these 6 simple questions of The Common Man Survey 2015. Because we care for the common man’s opinion, we are giving a Rs.20 recharge for every completed survey. Just click below and –

Take the Common Man Survey

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