Indy tech company captures innovation award at Consumer Electronics Show

The School Bus App “Here Comes the Bus”® lauded for its simplicity, pricing model and customer satisfaction in the mobile computing category

LAS VEGAS – The Indianapolis tech company behind the free mobile app that has revolutionized the school bus experience is bringing an innovation award, from the Consumer Electronics Show, home to Indy.

The free mobile app “Here Comes the Bus”, was recognized in the Mobile Computing category and was one of 11 brands honored by the IHS Markit Innovation Awards in technology industries that included Virtual Reality, 3D Scanning and Robotics.

Synovia was participating in the ShowStoppers product exhibition as part of its attendance at one of the world’s largest tradeshows when it was recognized by IHS Markit.

“Every year thousands of companies from around the world vie for media and consumer attention at CES with products and services designed to reshape our future,” said Bill Westerman, Synovia’s Senior Vice President of Growth. “We’re thrilled that the judges found our elegant solution to an age-old problem to be as exciting and promising as we do here at Synovia. Our company is proud of what “Here Comes the Bus” has accomplished and how it can continue to grow.”

IHS Markit praised the winners for their vision and execution.

“Congratulations to all the technology leaders who participated in the IHS Markit Innovation Awards competition at CES,” said Ian Weightman, senior vice president for technology at IHS Markit. “We saw some truly amazing entries here in Las Vegas. This year’s competitors stood out for their creativity, ingenuity and spirit of innovation.”

IHS Markit is a London-based consultancy that provides analysis, forecasts and perspectives on topics, events and issues that impact the global business community.

The award to start 2019 comes off a banner year in which the app surged to more than a million downloads, resulting in a top 50 position among education-related apps on the iTunes  app store.

The free app that’s revolutionizing the way parents, students and education officials interact with the school bus commute has earned 4.6 stars on the app store with more than 35,000 reviews.

Launched in 2014 by Indianapolis-based Synovia Solutions LLC, the app “Here Comes the Bus” provides real-time tracking info as well as e-mails and push notifications to connect parents and students with their bus. If a school district has deployed Synovia Rider Attendance module, the parent will also get a real-time alert on the app when their child gets on and off of the bus.

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About Synovia Solutions, LLC

Based in Indianapolis, Synovia Solutions LLC provides GPS-driven smart fleet technology applications to increase savings, enhance safety and improve service. The powerful Web-based solution is provided on a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. With a nationwide customer base in K-12 transportation and municipal fleet management services, Synovia provides digital services that deliver essential, real-time data for smarter fleet management.