Embark Boston T – MBTA by Embark
By Embark, Inc.
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Embark Boston T is the best way to get around Boston on the train. It is essential to all 'T' riders — from the occasional to the daily, the tourist to the commuter.
Embark even works without cellular signal!
– Offline trip planning between subway stations
– Interactive MBTA (T) 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 "T Alerts"
– 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 Boston T was not commissioned by and is not associated with MBTA. Transit data is provided by MassDOT.
What's New in Version 1.4.3
- Updated Schedules
- Bug Fixes
What's up with the bad reviews?
I recently moved to Boston and downloaded 4 or 5 MBTA mapping/scheduling apps.
After a week of use this one is by far the best for daily use. Sure, it doesn't have schedules available out into perpetuity, but what's really the utility in planning a trip down to the minute two weeks from now.
It uses the actual MBTA system map, allows you to use GPS to find which station is the closest, and does a good job indicating when you need to make connections.
Maybe doesn't have all the features of some other apps, but it's extremely easy to use and does the basics. Navigating mass transit in Boston.
Cool Like But Could Be More Useful
Hmmm, it gave me a 3 min window to make my connection between N. Station and the Orange line, which is of course is impossible to do. Worse though, is that it didn't give a few subsequent times to make the Orange line. Instead it just listed the arrival time at my final stop based on the 3 min window for my connection. Not useful.
Also it requires you to put in a start and end destination, which is okay. However I would like the option of listing just the schedule times not just in real time but for the next day or weekend too for planning.
I did like the look, feel and color however which makes it more interesting to use than other apps.
I love this app, rely on it daily. However updates could be a little better. If they where done on time and accurate I'd even pay for this app. The Worcester/Framingham line changed schedule times and still no update to the app. Please update I depend on you guys as I'm sure other commuters do as well. Happy travels.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Aug 06, 2013
- Version: 1.4.3
- Size: 15.2 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.