Bartspy is a remarkably simple app that lets the BART commuter know when a train is arriving BEFORE you get to the station. By monitoring your location and notifying when you come within range of your favorite stations Bartspy alerts you with up to the minute information while you're on your way. Now you'll know whether or not you need to kick it into high gear to make that next train, or if you can take a leisurely stroll up to the platform. No more twisted ankles, busted thighs, broken heels, and bruised egos while making the mad dash from the parking lot into the station.
Without having to unlock your phone or search through all your apps, Bartspy notifies you of incoming trains as you arrive at the station by using geofencing technology. Mark stations as favorites, and let Bartspy take care of the rest. The Bartspy app doesn't even need to be running to do its job! Just configure it once and you're all set.
- Bartspy has been rewritten from the ground up.
- Introducing the Notification Center widget for an even faster understanding of when the next train is coming closest to you.
- Notifications can be snoozed! Just pull down on the banner and tap "Snooze". You can change the snooze length from the apps settings.
Ratings and Reviews
BART Spy is a useful app, unlike many others I've downloaded over the years. I especially like that it runs in the background, so I don't have to remember to use it in order to benefit.
Example: Tonight I checked the BART schedule before I left work, on my way to a basketball game. My train was scheduled to leave at 6:00 even, but by the time I got a block from the station, it was already 6:03, and I figured I'd have to wait 15 minutes for the next train. Instead, I got a notification that my train was late and was actually leaving in 2 minutes, at 6:05. I picked up the pace and got to the platform just as the train pulled up. Without BART Spy, I'd have lazily walked that last block and waited approx. 20 minutes for the next train, which was also delayed.
Instead I get to watch 20 extra minutes of warmups. Priceless.
tl;dr review: BART Spy can save you time without you needing to proactively use the app. Very nice.
If you commute regularly on BART, you have to have this app! It automatically pops up a notification when you get close to the station. So as I am parking my car, I get a pop up telling me when the next train will be there. So I know if I should grab the spot and run! Or I know if I have 10 minutes and don't need to hurry. And since I drive to BART, the pop up notification means I can stay hands free while I drive. I don't have to open anything to get the info I need. LOVE IT.
Bartspy is a great ap, it sent me a notification when I was in the parking lot so I knew I didn't have to rush to catch the next train. It made the commute much smoother knowing how much time I had to make it from the parking lot to the train.
- Eric McConkie
- 20.6 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © TildenApps
- In-App Purchases
- Add Unlimited Stations $2.99
- Add 2nd Station $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.