Seattle Bus Map
By Krueger Systems, Inc.
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All new version with updated map (street names!), updated routes, and more convenient access to bus arrival times.
Make sure you press the question mark (in the upper left) to learn about these new features.
Seattle Bus Map shows you live up-to-the-minute locations of any and all Seattle, Washington busses - laid out on an interactive street map. Ever wonder where the bus really is? Ever wonder where you are? Do you want to expand your knowledge of Seattle bus routes? Or have you ever frozen your fingers off waiting for the 43 to show up?
Never again. Now you can look at a map and see exactly where the bus is. You can see that the 43 is still 20 mins away and go get yourself some hot chocolate. (No matter what time of day, the 43 is always 20 mins away.)
SEA Bus Map features:
* Live views of any bus and its route (up to 10 route numbers)
* Arrival times at key bus stops (zoom in to one of the diamonds to see bus arrival times)
* Your local GPS location
* Three color modes (to match your mood)
SEA Bus Map requires an internet connection in order to display busses and routes. If you have an iPod touch, you will only get updates when you're connected to a Wi-Fi network. iPhone users will have no troubles.
There are more features to come if there is interest. Please go to http://seabusmap.uservoice.com to post suggestions!
What's New in Version 2.0
* All new map that includes street names.
* Updated routes and timing information to provide better estimations.
* Choose your own route colors.
* New route and bus selection so that you can get the info you need faster than before.
* 3D busses!!
A few quirks to iron out
Useful information and a mesmerizing interface. I see two problems right now that keep this from being a 5-star app. First, there are some missing routes, as someone explained earlier (though I thought it was harsh to knock off 3 stars for that). Specifically, I am unable to load up routes 31 or 33. However, that could be an issue with the source used by this app -- I don't know what that is, so I can't be sure. The other issue is that it would be nice to be able to click on a road or a bus stop and see the routes that go there. This app is great if you know the bus route, but if you are not familiar with an area, and just want to know where the nearest bus is, and what bus to take, that requires a few extra steps (like the One Bus Away app, or the transit option in Google Maps).
I am tempted to knock off one more star because the web site for the author is not available, making me think he has abandoned this app. I hope not, as I would really like to see at least the first of these issues addressed at some point.
If these issues can be fixed -- and the app remains free -- this definitely would become a must-have 5 star app.
Wow - the long-awaited version 2 is here
Much improved over version 1 - this has become a sophisticated program. With a little practice you can zoom in, see your bus and it's real-time GPS location, and know if you'll meet it at your current walking speed. Tap the route to see buses moving in each direction separately, which has uncluttered the screen greatly. Move the red pointer to any location of interest, and see arrival times of buses there. Set your own color for each route so you can distinguish routes at a glance. Boot time is rapid, and street names have been added, so the grumbles about version 1 have been resolved. There is no other app that shows real-time data graphically this clearly so you can compare timing of 2 alternatives at a glance. And the price has been cut in half. Well worth it.
Not work the $4.99 in its current state. Lacks support for Community Transit and Sound Transit.
Solid app if you only need to use King County Metro bus routes.
Would like to see more support for Sound Transit and Community Transit routes. I chose to give this app a one star rating because the link to their support webpage lists routes that are not currently supported. It gives the impression that if the route is not on that list, it will be available to use on the application. This was not the case. Not on their list for routes not supported are the 401, 402, 408, 477, 112. A regular bus rider might say of course not because those are not King County Metro bus routes. However, with their list of routes not supported yet including the 511 (which is a Community Transit bus route) I feel it gives a false impression that other Community Transit routes ARE supported.
A minor issue of street names appearing upside down on the map (especially as you get near the King County/Snohomish County line. Seems easy to fix but currently not consistent with other application maps that display the street names properly.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Oct 21, 2009
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 5.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Krueger Systems, Inc.
- © 2008 Krueger Systems, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.