By Sitekit Solutions Ltd
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This is the official app from Caledonian MacBrayne, the ferry operator serving the Clyde and Hebridean Islands of Scotland.
This app allows you to keep up-to-date with the latest CalMac service information while travelling or away from home.
Accurate and up to the minute Service Status for all CalMac sailings.
Timetables and fares for all our routes allowing you to plan your journey effectively.
The easy to view red, amber, green system gives up to date information on all of our routes. Simply pick the route you are travelling on and view service information on the current status of the sailing or check the timetables and fares.
What's New in Version 2.3
- bug fixes
No Longer Functional
This App used to be perfect for those of us living on remote islands and travelling to the mainland regularly but not any more. Recently, as part of some update or other, the ability to rotate and expand the screen has been taken away meaning that, on a phone in particular, it is only possible to read the timetable info with a magnifying glass! Don't the App developers ever test these Apps before they release them? I suspect it is a callous disregard for anyone over middle age who doesn't have 20/20 vision. It might be worth the twenty-something developers stopping to realise that they too will inevitably suffer the inconvenience of deteriorating eyesight one day and design their Apps accordingly. More importantly, the functionality used to be there, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
As mentioned by others, the timetables can't be zoomed and are useless, showing that the developers haven't even tried it out on all iPhone versions. There is a workaround however... Taking a screenshot (by pressing the home button and power button simultaneously) sends it to the photo app, where zooming (by 'pinching') means normal humans (i.e. non-developers) can finally read the desired information. Otherwise, not fit for purpose, two stars only for having up-to-date status info.
Could be better
I would find it really useful if the app gave a notification when the status changes on my chosen route.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: 06 July 2016
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 3.0 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Sitekit Solutions Ltd
- © Caledonian MacBrayne and CalMac are trading names of CalMac Ferries Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.