Want to know which ATM is dispensing cash? Try this app

Want to know which ATM is dispensing cash? Try this app

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-11-16 18:14 Bengaluru: Cashless Bengalureans have a new saviour at their disposal: a new ATM locating app. But this is not just your usual ATM locater. The app highlights ATMs that are dispensing money in the city and also the number of people standing in queue.The brainchild of Whitefield Rising (WR) volunteers and MapsHalli, the Google-map based app ‘MapsHalli ATM Finder’ can be accessed on mobile phone or computer by clicking on https://atm.mapshalli.org/. It enables one to locate the ATMs that are dispensing cash, ones that are not dispensing cash and ATMs whose status is unknown. Residents of Yelahanka, BTM Layout, Maruthi Sevanagar, Attiguppe, Indiranagar, Lingarajapuram among others have so far tagged the ATMs and updated their status.The ATMs tagged on to the Google map are indicated by four different colours, with a rupee symbol on the ATM icon. The ATMs that are dispensing cash for the last two hours are shown in green, yellow indicates ATMs which dispensed cash two hours ago, grey shows ATMs whose status is not known and red indicates ATMs that are not dispensing cash.Shiv Shankar, entrepreneur and founder of Mapshalli, said it had taken his team 10 hours to develop the app. “Any citizen can add the ATM and update the status of existing ones by filling in the questionnaire appearing on the pop-up box. The questions will have options such as ‘yes’ , ‘no’ or ‘don’t know’ and also option to enter information about the number of people standing in queue,” he said.