Brown-based bike navigation app hits roads nationwide with public launch

A CYCLING-FOCUSED NAVIGATION app co-founded by Chief Technology Officer Trisha Ballakur, left, and CEO Maggie Bachenberg, both seniors at Brown University, had its public, nationwide launch this week. / COURTESY POINTZ
PROVIDENCE – A cycling-focused navigation app co-founded by two seniors at Brown University had its public, nationwide launch this week. The app, called Pointz and led by CEO Maggie Bachenberg and Chief Technology Officer Trisha Ballakur, has been described by its team as “Waze for bikes.” Using open-source data and crowdsourcing, Pointz helps cyclists and…

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