What is the Catch! App?

We are looking for volunteers to test a new journey planning app.

Through its Innovate UK agency, the Government has awarded funding to the ‘Catch! – Citizens at the City’s Heart’ project to develop a journey planning app.   The project is being led by a company called TravelAi with support from 12 partners including 5 local authorities.

As well as providing journey planning information, the app will automatically detect your travel.  It will study your speed, location and pattern of movement to detect your mode of transport and route.

Why is the Council promoting this App?

Newcastle City Council is a partner in the project.  Our role (and the role of the other Local Authorities involved) is to promote the use of the app and then determine the usefulness of the data collected.

Role of Catch! App in Streets for People

We are using the Streets for People as a testing ground for the app.  We want to test:

  • If the data gathered by the app can be used to inform decisions
  • If the app can assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the Streets for People Schemes.

£20 intu Gift Card for the First Fifty Downloads!

A £20 intu Shopping Centres gift card will be awarded to the first 50 users who retain the app on their phone for at least a week.  To claim one of the remaining gift cards, please download and complete the user agreement below and return it to justin.mclaughlin@newcastle.gov.uk.

User Agreement

Frequently asked questions


Where can I download the App?


Get the app on Google Play now, or download on the Apple App Store.

Please note: any agreement to use the app is between the user and TravelAi, and NOT Newcastle City Council.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before downloading the app, as it contains important information about privacy, what data will be gathered and how the data will be used.

For further information about the app please contact Justin McLaughlin at justin.mclaughlin@newcastle.gov.uk.