Embark iBART - San Francisco BART
By Embark, Inc.
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"A thing of beauty" — The Atlantic Monthly
"iBART is the best transportation-related iPhone application I've seen" — LA Times
Embark iBART is a transit application for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system. It is essential to all BART riders — from the occasional to the daily, the tourist to the commuter.
- A trip planner (no internet required)
- Station information
- Scheduled arrivals
- A handsome multi-touch BART map
- Service advisories
Feedback is greatly appreciated at email@example.com
Note: Embark iBART is not funded by or directly affiliated with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). These applications were made by two Bay Area natives who wanted to make BART easier to use for all riders.
What's New in Version 2.4.4
- Bug fixes
- Updated Schedules
Latest schedule update fixed the issues, no longer broken. The reason this is a 3-star app is that while it provides basic functionality, there are some glaring issues.
First, the trip planner strictly shows trips in the future. This means you can't see any trains that just departed on that route: so if the train is running 5 minutes late, that trip is not visible unless you manually roll back the departure time. Since BART is often late, this is an inconvenience.
Second, the same trip planner issue is much more problematic for trips selected by arrival time, where only
trips arriving before the programmed time are visible. If I enter 1PM as the arrival time, and there is a train that arrives at 1:02PM, I can't see it. So if my schedule is somewhat flexible, I'm not getting the information that I need.
Finally, and compounding these shortfalls greatly, there is no option on the trip planner window to "see earlier trips" or "see later trips". This turns the above inconveniences into serious usability issues. I need to navigate back to the data entry window, tap the time, and select a different time, before finally being able to return to the trip window to see what trips are available.
So while this app is usable, it's just barely so. The information you need is there, but often not readily accessible.
Fix real time departures
I have used this app for a long time and it has been awesome but lately I see issues with the real time departures and it won't load. Please fix it... I also saw a review complaining about the red and yellow. I don't know if they live in the Bay Area but that is the differ colors of our lines. They need to look at the Bart map and see we have a red, blue, yellow, green and orange. They designate what sector of the bay your going to. Maybe you where going on the bay point to SFO/Millbrae which is indicated by red and yellow. Nothing to do with the how it is operating. Take a look at the map before make review on a transit app. This app even has a tab where you can see the map and the differ colors of the tracks hahaha
More Real-Time Info Please
Attractive app, but more complex than necessary. Cute that you can do stuff like choose Regional Groups, but it clutters up the screen and add extra keystrokes.
And how about giving us ALL the real time arrival info instead of just the next two arrivals? That info is available AND useful. Any why put the second arrival time in teeny type? There's plenty of space to ALL the arrival times in a font you can read.
Sorry to be critical, cuz your app is beautiful, but as a daily BART commuter I'll take functionality over fancy screens any day. Thanks for listening.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jun 07, 2013
- Version: 2.4.4
- Size: 3.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Embark, Inc.
- © Embark, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.