onTime : MNR FREE (Metro North Rail)
By Mobileware Inc.
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Find the next Metro North Rail (MNR) train schedule in a New York Minute. onTime is fast and easy to use. It is designed with commuters in mind. With onTime : MNR, you can look up the MNR schedule anytime anywhere without having to carry and dig through paper schedules. No more carrying copies of paper schedule and trying to figure out the next train. Be onTime and be environmental friendly at the same time.
- Intuitive user interface
- Track info
- Count down to the next train
- Peak indicator
- Commuter Notification Service
- Works on iPhone and iPod Touch without data connection
- Trip duration
- Metro North Rail schedules for
- Harlem Line
- Hudson Line
- New Haven Line
* Note: onTime App uses NYC MTA data but we are not affiliated with NYC MTA.
What's New in Version 5.3
- Track number bug fix
Would give five stars if track info got updated quicker
So as others have mentioned, the official metro north app is way too slow and heavy to use. Most times, I'm interested in two things. 1. When is the train coming and 2. what track is the train on. This app handles number one perfectly. If you save a favorite, it will even "flip" that favorite so that when you're going home it shows times for the reverse route.
Where the app fails is track info. It's really convenient when I'm walking to gct and already know what track my train is on. When the track info doesn't get updated, I'm forced to have to fight through the crowd to see when my train is coming by looking at the screen at gct. I don't know if they can fix this, as I'm sure they're simply making a call for data and if it's not there it's not there. I'm guessing the problem is actually with the MTA.
All in all, it's worth the download
This app is perfect for information! This totally beats frantically searching all over safari for times! Everything is right there for you. However the usability if this app could be much improved. The screen in where you can select a time for future train departments is very hard to see due to the colors. It would also be really nice to have a way to delete some of the 'favorite pairs' that appear in the left as I've accidentally added a few in that are unneeded.
I really think a 'no trains available' pop up or screen when trying to select two places in which a train does not run. I got a shotty grey screen, I though the app might have been broken. With minor tweaking this app in the works of becoming a powerful tool! All in all it's worth the download!
Easy to use, but I sometimes miss trains
The metro north official app is a pain to use, and this is much easier, with a clean, simple interface and display. However, it automatically switches directions, frequently; I'll set it to go from Westchester to grand central, but if it's a time of day the app thinks I should be going the other way it quickly switched back, sometimes without my realizing it. I'll head to the station only to discover that the train I'm attempting to make is from grand central and I missed the corresponding train in by a few minutes, making me late and leaving me with a half hour wait at the station.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Feb 26, 2014
- Version: 5.3
- Size: 9.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Mobileware Inc.
- © Mobileware Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.