App of the Week: Opal App

by Madeleine Borgersen

For us Sydney-ites our public transport is now accessed via a little card call an Opal. We need an app for that. Check your balance, view your history and find a spot to top up your credit with Opal App.

App of the Week: Opal App

Sydney and NSW has introduced the Opal card to simplify our public transport system. Similar to London’s Oyster card or Melbourne’s Myki, the Opal is a pre-paid travel card that allows you to hop on and off around the city by bus, train or ferry.

The Opal card has definitely made things easier – no longer will I be searching for some shrapnel to buy a bus ticket, but being a prepaid account you definitely need an easy way to check your balance and top up your account to avoid any awkward delays on that peak hour bus.

Opal App allows just that. Check your Opal card balance, top up your account, view your travel history all in an easy to use, gorgeously designed app.

Opal App also allows you to monitor your travel and counts down to you receiving free travel. Take eight unique trips (trips need to be at least 1 hour apart to be seen as unique) in a week to get the rest of your week of travel for free. A digital loyalty card Opal App counts down the trips for you letting you know exactly how many more trips you need to take before enjoying the freebies!

Opal App also allows for multiple accounts. Say you have one card for personal use and one for business, you can check and top up either account with the touch of a button. No logging in and logging out fiasco (I’m referring to you Instagram!)

Opal App is available for both iOS and Android at the sweet deal of only $1.29.

4 responses to “App of the Week: Opal App”

  1. Melissa F says:

    I didn’t realise there was an app! I was wondering this morning how many more I’d have to take this week – you guys always have the solution 🙂 x

  2. James says:

    Yes, my girlfriend got me onto this… It’s not bad at all!