First Bus m-Tickets
By FirstGroup Plc
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The FirstBus m-Tickets app gets your ticket straight to your phone for when you’re out and about using the bus.
Buy tickets before you travel, any day, at any time, when you’re at home, in the office or out and about, so you have them ready for when you want to travel.
No need to worry about having the right change, or cash anymore just buy the tickets on your phone with a debit or credit card.
With your ticket on your phone, you only need to remember one thing as you leave the house, so losing or forgetting your ticket is a thing of the past.
Just download today – buy your ticket – show the driver and go!
This App features
• Buy tickets using credit or debit cards or Barclays Pingit
• Links with the First Bus travel information App for bus times, news and up to date notices affecting First bus services
• Details on ticket types and fares for travel on First bus networks
• Contact details for First customer services
mTickets are available for travel on First bus in:
Aberdeen, Berkshire, Scottish Borders, Bradford, Cornwall, Somerset, Calderdale & Huddersfield, Devon, Doncaster, Dorset, Essex, Glasgow City & Airport Shuttle, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Heathrow Railair, Hereford, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Malvern, Rotherham, Sheffield, Stirling, Potteries, Worcestershire, York
New ticket areas Bath & Bristol, Cymru, East Lothian, Falkirk, Stirling, West Lothian and types, additional features and areas not currently covered in the First Bus network in the UK
What's New in Version 3.101
Bugfixes and optimisation.
Works well with a but..
This has mostly worked really well. Occasionally it takes an age to load up, but that seems to be to do with what kind of coverage you have. But that brings me on to the problem:
Why should it take 3 taps and about 6-8 seconds to get to your ticket? Why does it need to connect to the Internet to verify your ticket every single time? Why does it open on a location page which asks you where you are every time you launch the app?
You've just run for the bus, the driver holds on for you but wants to get going, but you're stood at his window tapping furiously to try and just get the bleeding thing to open on your ticket! Really shouldn't take that long or that many taps. Updates happen infrequently and have addressed crashing problems, but this has been an issue since the start. Really needs sorting for it to be a great app, hence the 3 stars.
Basic, badly designed, 2 years out of date
If only this app was as effective or worked as well as the marketing campaigns now being used to push it.
The app does not open directly to an active ticket, three taps and 5/6 seconds are needed, if 20 people boarding a bus do this that is a lot of wasted time.
If no ticket is active it does not default to the purchased ticket section.
Lack of a lock screen widget reduces simplicity and ease of use
Lack of Apple Pay support almost 2 years after launch is appalling (if you’re one of the 3 people using Barclays Pingit however, you are well catered for)
If you trust the app with your card details you can store them for quick purchases
Tickets do not come with simple effective indications of how, when and were they can be used
App icon is ugly, sounds silly, but I like my app screen to look nice. An ugly app icon has to go into a folder, only increasing taps needed to open the app
The very slow update cycle on this app reflects a company with the opinion ‘it isn’t broken so don’t fix it’ when the reality is that this could very easily be made much much better, if the investment were made available.
Your app hasn't connected to the internet
Well the title says it all. Constant issues saying your app hasn't connected to internet yet just before stepping out the door I logged in tapped the screen to refresh all connected. Heads to the bus stop to catch bus and just as it pulls up the app has t connected to the internet in a long time. Meaning I can't get on the bus I'm late for work which has consequences and when you've purchased your monthly ticket you expect it to be reliable. Very poor service avoid at all cost they do t care about customers as long as first bus gets your money.
If I could rate with 0 starts I would but no doubt first bus will still take that one star is a good review. Sort you app it's ridiculous the whole always on needing internet is a joke.
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- Category: Travel
- Updated: 05 December 2016
- Version: 3.101
- Size: 44.8 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch
- Developer: FirstGroup Plc
- © 2015 FirstGroup plc. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.