Go-Jek and Fake GPS (and the Driver Behaviour)

Go-Jek, if you haven’t heard before, is a unicorn start-up in Indonesia. It is the first startup of Indonesian origin to be classified as a transport system company.1 You may have known about Uber or Lyft in other countries, or perhaps Grab. Go-Jek, with Go-Ride and Go-Car, is a such service.

I have just got an awkward experience with it, just before I wrote this post. Actually I didn’t want to publicize this, since I was quite tired of my travel, and as it may lead to another effect, I don’t know. Disclaimer, I’m not a regular Go-Jek user, since in my app order history, I have only ordered 12 times (successful one) in this year. I wrote this in the perspective of not-so-often user of Go-Jek service. So, I don’t know much about how it works, how they pay the drivers, etc. Go-Jek, for me, is an interesting thing to observe. Because it is a tech-base service –something that I concern about– and it has economic impact in society –my field of study in college.

The experience I got, was actually a miscommunication. The driver was angry as I told him –in the chat– that I’d like to cancel the order. Actually I was not so serious about that, but not joking either. I wrote that in the chat, because I hate waiting. I suspected him (I didn’t recall his name) using a sort of fake GPS app, or they called it “tuyul”. What I’m sure is that while I’m waiting for the driver to my location, the app shows the current location of the driver. So that I can approximate how long he will likely arrive. But, what I saw in the app, was that the bike icon was just near the location I was waiting. “It’s weird,” I thought. I just got remembered about the news I read in an online media,2 that Go-Jek is still tyring to eradicate those “tuyuls” in their platform. From their perspective, “tuyul” is so disadvantageous for both drivers and passengers. I was googling around and found some articles about how harmful is “tuyul” for Go-Jek.3456 And there’s also a testimony from Go-Jek driver as well.7

Actually, I expected a kind reaction of the driver. But, I forgot that I’m currenty lost JOG and A 😀 I mean JOG from Jogjakarta and the A letter of vehicles license plate. You know, in Jogjakarta they have AB on their first character of vehicles license plate, and in Jakarta it is only B. Three weeks ago, I lived in Jogja, by the way. So I sort of haven’t totally moved on. 😀 I assume “JOG” as hospitality, that Jakartans lost somewhere.

I didn’t guess at all, that the driver would so angry of “order cancelation”. Fortunately, the next driver was willingly explain it to me, all those stuffs I just got. And I also got a perspective about “tuyul” from drivers view. So, basically, I didn’t know that the “cancelation” would impact the drivers income, in this case bonus fee from Go-Jek. I’m really sorry about that. And the surprising thing –at least for me– is that “tuyul” is sort of a common practice in the platform.8

I understand now, that’s why Go-Jek is developing a system to eradicate those “tuyul”.2 And I’m now aware that this is not Jogjakarta. 🙂


  1.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GO-JEK 
  2.  http://jabar.tribunnews.com/2018/03/22/go-jek-kembangkan-sistem-untuk-deteksi-para-tuyul 
  3.  http://antaranews.id/2018/02/06/aplikasi-tuyul-modal-driver-go-jek/ 
  4.  https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2018/02/02/19480181/curhat-pengemudi-ojek-online-soal-kecurangan-pakai-tuyul 
  5.  https://www.liputan6.com/tekno/read/3236067/go-jek-akan-depak-driver-yang-antar-tuyul 
  6.  https://inet.detik.com/law-and-policy/d-3829552/go-jek-driver-bawa-tuyul-bisa-dipecat 
  7.  https://kumparan.com/abdul-latif1510127292540/aplikasi-tuyul-dan-mereka-yang-dirugikan 
  8. that’s all for now. I have to get rest tonight, prepare for tomorrow: Monday! 
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I’ve just noticed that Google has improved its text-to-speech engine for bahasa Indonesia. Actually, it’s not a fresh news, as Google has released it in December last year. Other posts have explained this earlier. [1]

Google Translate

Google Translate improves bahasa Indonesia voice

I always concern about the TTS topic, particularly for bahasa Indonesia. I’ve been writing a post about TTS earlier, too.

[1] http://aguswblog.blogspot.com/2015/01/android-text-to-speech-bahasa-indonesia.html & http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/12/04/google-adds-hindi-indonesian-support-text-speech-engine-apk-download/

Google Translate’s New Voice Engine for Bahasa Indonesia

Membuat Flashdisk Multibootable dengan Grub4Dos [Lagi]

Sebelumnya sudah saya tulis tutorial membuat flashdisk multibootable dengan grub4dos. Pada tulisan tersebut, hanya dijelaskan caranya untuk Windows. Sedangkan kali ini, saya menjelaskannya untuk Linux. Ternyata grub4dos memang bisa membuat flashdisk bootable tidak hanya di Windows, tetapi juga di Linux.

Penafian: cara ini hanya berlaku untuk membuat flashdisk bootable bertipe MBR, bukan UEFI. Kemungkinan besar tidak akan bisa digunakan untuk menginstall dual-boot Linux dan Windows 10, misalnya, karena Windows terkini sudah menggunakan boot UEFI di perangkat keras keluaran terkini. Sebenarnya sudah ada aplikasi lain untuk membuat flashdisk bootable yang lebih mudah. Saya menyarankan pembaca untuk menggunakan cara yang lebih efisien saja, daripada mengikuti ego penulis ini. 😀 (diedit 27.10.17)

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PopojiCMS, Pengelola Laman Web yang Fleksibel

Sudah banyak sekali pilihan CMS untuk website, sekarang ini. Salah satunya adalah PopojiCMS, buatan developer Indonesia. Menurut pengembangnya, Popoji berarti “kantong”, yang merupakan bahasa Manado. Karena memang pengembangnya berasal dari Manado. CMS ini belum begitu kompleks, maksudnya tidak seperti WordPress yang punya banyak API. Ya ini karena memang PopojiCMS ditujukan untuk developer pemula sampai master. Oleh karena itu, kita bisa membuat hasil akhir website yang sangat customizable dan fleksibel sesuai dengan yang kita inginkan.

Lihat laman web PopojiCMS.org

Kebetulan sudah lama saya ingin mengisi hosting dengan tulisan-tulisan. Masalah utama adalah kuota penyimpanan file hanya 40 MB. 😀 Kalau diinstal WordPress, sangat tidak mungkin. Mau membuat sendiri, waduh, belum sempat dan mungkin akan lama. Nah, sepertinya PopojiCMS cocok dengan kebutuhan saya ini. Tinggal utak-atik tema dan lainnya sesuai kebutuhan. Kalau mau lebih simple lagi, pengembang menyediakan paket yang lebih komplit hanya dengan donasi Rp. 50.000,00.

Lihat laman demonya

Sementara saya masih menguji coba di localhost dulu.

Popoji CMS made in Indonesia

Laman admin Popoji CMS. (lihat ukuran asli)

Edit: (21.12.14)

Hasil instal di hostingan dan oprekan awal:

PopojiCMS diinstall di hostingan

PopojiCMS diinstall di hostingan (lihat ukuran asli)

Nokia Asha 210 dan Streaming Radio Online

Ikon MFRadioTernyata sudah setahun lebih saya punya hape Nokia Asha 210. Waktu itu pertimbangan beli hape yang pertama adalah harga, yang kedua kualitas. Yang ketiga dan seterusnya saya lupa. Ponsel Android dengan harga yang sama sebenarnya sudah banyak, tapi spek-nya kecil, dan tidak memenuhi pertimbangan nomor dua. Tahu sendiri lah.

Pada saat itu saya memang belum ingin punya Android. Dan sekarang pun sebenarnya masih sama, kecuali untuk develop aplikasinya. Untungnya saya tidak perlu punya Android untuk develop, karena sudah ada yang bersedia meminjamkan kapan saja. 🙂

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Yarock: Streaming Radio Jadi Gampang

Satu lagi aplikasi pemutar musik untuk Linux, Yarock. Aplikasi ini dibuat dengan Qt murni, bukan berbasis KDE. Bulan lalu sudah rilis versi 1.0.0. Lihat pada laman resmi di Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/yarock/1.x/1.0.0

Pas sekali, saya suka aplikasi yang Qt-based. Di desktop KDE tampilannya membaur dan kesannya natif. Selain itu, kode sumber bisa dipelajari. 🙂

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