By Yarra Trams
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Melbourne’s most downloaded transport app.
If you're in Melbourne, Australia you can find out when your tram is coming – in real time – for any tram stop on the Yarra Trams network.
tramTRACKER® uses the latest real-time technology to let you know when your tram is due to arrive at your stop, so you know when to be there. If there's a major delay or disruption you'll find out about that as well.
* Real-time arrivals for the next 3 trams on every route at your selected tram stop.
* New permanent options menu.
* Message alerts for disruptions and service changes.
* Personalise your favourite stops (e.g. work, home).
* Instant click through from tram arrival time to myTram (formerly Onboard) to view upcoming stops.
* Choose your preferred view method - map or list.
* Real-time information display includes tram profiles so you know what type of tram is approaching.
* Locate your nearest tram stop using route maps, search or nearby functions.
* Find a tram stop with shelter when it's raining.
* See nearby train, tram and bus connecting services.
* Discover major attractions and points of interest around the tram network.
* Find your nearest ticket outlet or view ticket outlets along tram routes.
For more information see tramTRACKER.yarratrams.com.au.
For scheduled services on trains, trams and buses, download the Public Transport Victoria app.
Your feedback is vital to constantly improve this application. Submit your feedback at yarratrams.com.au or call 1800 800 007 (6am-midnight daily)
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 2.3.1
We have heard your feedback and made various improvements and performance enhancements.
For the best tramTRACKER experience, we recommend using iOS8 or above and setting Location Services to While Using the App. You can do this via Settings > tramTRACKER > Location Services > While Using the App.
What were they thinking of?
tramTRACKER has been making minor improvements and most of them seem to help. I especially like the notification feature.
I can’t understand why every time there’s an upgrade it forgets some (but not all) of my settings, and I have to fix them up again.
But the thing that baffles me most is who thought it was a good idea to annoy users with those banner adds? You would have to be brain-dead not to notice how distracting and irritating they are.
+ a few points for the improvements; - lots more for the user experience
This current version claims to listen to user feedback. Maybe, but they have ignored it. The only improvement that users have asked for is the removal of the ads. The ads are still there and still annoying people. Releasing a new version to reset the ratings and planting a fake review is nothing short of disgraceful.
What we need is a map - that shows where you are, the colour coded routes around you and little indicators for all the trams that you can see moving in real time. You tap on the map where you want to go and it suggests a route and when you need to leave.
But no, instead they compiled this abysmal pile of scroll wheels which requires you to know the stop names - it's even a hassle to use if you do know the stop names.
If you are at a stop, you can enter a "stop ID" which is great, but then it doesn't show you where the tram goes or where the tram is except for a stupid list of stop names - so then you have to try to use another app or document to figure out which tram you should take.
Finally the tutorial message box keeps interrupting to pester you to watch the tutorial. again and again. Well I'd love to know how much they paid for this.
Lost count of the times this app tells me tram 57 is arriving "now" when it hasn't even turned the corner onto my street (5 blocks away). This morning it told me a tram would arrive in 7 minutes. I went to the stop only for it to change to 15 minutes. Might not seem like much but it's the difference between me missing or catching my train. If I make the effort to catch an earlier tram I still don't know when it will actually arrive. What's the point of the app?