Embark NYC Subway – New York City
By Embark, Inc.
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Embark NYC Subway makes it easy to get around New York. Embark even works without cellular signal!
– Offline trip planning between subway stations
– Interactive MTA Subway map
– Directions to any address or landmark (internet connection required)
– Tap any station to see upcoming scheduled trains & a street map
– Bookmark a station to save it
– Current delays and diversions
– Push alerts for delays customized to your routes
– Share your trip via Email, SMS or Twitter
Feedback? Requests? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Embark NYC Subway was not commissioned by MTA or NYCT. We do officially license the MTA Subway Map and we do our best to provide the most complete and up to date information.
What's New in Version 1.5.3
IMPORTANT NOTE: This will likely be the last version of Embark to support iOS 4.3 and iOS 5. The next version of Embark NYC will be for iOS 6 only. I know we said that for the last few updates to Embark NYC, but we're pretty sure we mean it this time!
- Bug fixes
- Updated Schedules
overlooks too many small issues
I've been using Embark for a couple of years now and while it's still the most accurate for times, there's a ton of annoying shortcomings. Why can't I bookmark specific addresses? Why is W4 street only findable if you put a space between W and 4? The predictive text should be smarter than that. West 4 doesn't even bring up that stop. Why does the app crash all the time and why doesn't it save my route in cache when I switch apps and come back? Why can't I look up the address of a restaurant from within the app? Basically, please look at Citymapper and see what they're doing. But Citymapper's times aren't as accurate as Embark. Why isn't there a single subway app that just gets it right? Seems like a simple thing. How have these annoyances persisted so long? Do the developers even talk to their users?
Made our trip a breeze
Pros: easy to use, great searching, really smart about its variety of routes. Automatically tracked route changes and announcements to keep you from getting caught in the wrong spot from a closure. Most importantly and best of all it saves the results of your search even without service. So if a c comes before an a you can make last minute adjustments and switch without searching again. It was great.
Cons: Sometimes it didn't take into account how you could cut walking with extra time on the subway. (No I'm not walking .4 miles to the 6! I'll take another train a stop and transfer.)
Close to perfect
Gotta say, I love this app
That being said, I'd love to see some additional functionality:
**Better predictive text!! CANNOT stress this enough! Typing out 'West' for 'W 4th' doesn't bring up the station. As someone who moved to NYC, this was maddening to adjust to
**WEEKEND SCHEDULES! When I would travel to the city I would get so frustrated waiting for trains only to have a helpful person pity me and tell me "you need to take this other train and transfer..." Even living in NYC now, I don't know all the lines so if you could help a fella out, that'd be great thanks
-Saved Routes (good if you need to reroute a common route but there's an issue with your usual line)
-Bus integration? I know that's not the primary feature but I think it could expand the app's usefulness
Overall it's a great app but I'd love to see those starred items implemented. Yeah I'd like more accurate train times too but there's only so much that can be done, especially when you have no signal in a station
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jun 08, 2013
- Version: 1.5.3
- Size: 17.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Embark, Inc.
- © 2012 Embark Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.