By MIS Sciences Corporation
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MTS GO! provides arrival time information for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System’s bus and Trolley routes. After downloading the app, simply enter the five-digit stop number into the app and the next arrivals will be sent to you automatically. If the route you’re on has real-time information available, you’ll receive real-time alerts too! You can use this app instead of sending a text message to the MTS GO! texting service. The app and the service are free, but the program requires a data plan on your phone in order to access the arrival times.
Very Very Basic
Yes, it's nice to finally be able to get arrival times without spending 40 cents for the two text messages.
But the functionality here is extremely limited. For example, unlike with text messages, there is no way to scroll back and see stop numbers you've used in the past. Often, I'm not standing at the stop when I check arrival times. I'm at home or several blocks away and want to see when the bus is coming so I know when to leave. I need to be able to see previously entered stop numbers and re-submit them. Maybe a way to save frequently used stops, complete with the location?
I suggest you also mention somewhere in the app, even if only on the info page, that you can append a space plus the route number you're interested in. This is very helpful for stops with many lines. Even better would be to have two text input areas in the app, with the second one being the (optional) route number, to make it less confusing for the average user.
Needs a lot of improvement
I agree with the majority, trying to memorize 5 or 6 different stop numbers just isn't easy! You don't want to wait until you are at the stop until you enter the number. First upgrade needs to be a way to save your favorite stops in the app. Next would be to have downloadable maps with all the stop numbers, then the ultimate upgrade would be to have GPS find stops near your current location. Until then, it is not a useful app, but it definitely has lots of potential. Please keep moving forward!!
Finally MTS came out with an iPhone app! Needs some improvement (you can only find out your bus time if you know your stop ID) like a list of Stop IDs or the ability to use your current location or to input a location to find out the next time for the bus or trolley. But it is a great start and that is why I give it 4 stars =)
- Category: Travel
- Released: Dec 13, 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 3.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: mis sciences
- © MIS Sciences Corporation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.