Estonian border queue system GoSwift ranked among world’s 40 best e-services

The international jury of the World Summit Award (WSA) has published its list of the world’s 40 best e-services that includes the Estonian border queue management system GoSwift.

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GoSwift is an electronic system for managing the waiting line at border checkpoints that enables drivers to wait for their turn virtually instead of lining up in a physical queue. The system is used today in Estonia, Russia and Lithuania, spokespeople for the Estonian Ministry of Economy and Communications said.

The Estonian representative in the jury, Mihkel Tikk, said that the level of the projects taking part in the competition has been rising every year.

“Each day, good e-solutions are created in the world that can be set as examples for others in terms of user friendliness and technology alike. The work of the WSA jury helps to analyse such applications in greater detail and bring out the best ones,” Tikk said, adding that Estonian entries should be paying more attention to their presentation to score higher points in the future.

The shortlist of 40 e-solutions was compiled by specialists acting under the aegis of the United Nations in Tallinn last week. In all there were seven Estonian entries among the 461 candidates.

The 40 WSA Winners will be invited to present their projects at the WSA Global Congress 2013 in Sri Lanka from Oct. 23-26.

Previously, the Estonian e-environment for filing corporate annual reports has been named by the WSA jury as best e-government solution of the decade.

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Source: Estonian MFA

Photos: Wikimedia Commons

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