OpenMBTA for iPad
By Daniel Choi
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This free application gives you daily Boston MBTA bus, commuter rail, subway, and boat real time and schedule information, in convenient color-coded map and table formats.
This app requires access to a WiFi or cell network.
Good for me
I really like this app on my ipad2. I have both a hearing and visual impairment, so it's hard for me when I have to take a bus into new territory. With this app, I can look at the map while I am on the bus and, following the blue dot (hey that's me!), I can see what the next bus stop is. I'm in my fifties, so this is very liberating for me as it frees me from my communication troubles with the bus driver. Life is sweet - I love my iPad!
Great at what it does.
Really, it does what ti does well. A quicker way to switch between favourite routes would be nice.
It's not so clear if the GPS tracking info is really working or updating, so some more UI surrounding that would help.
Personally, I'd love an option to store some set level of zoomed maps, and have real time refreshing of bus location data, minimising data costs.
Also, timetable info should be stored locally, for the same reason.
Thanks!! I look forward to v2!
All I can say is Than You!
I downloaded this app a week ago and have used it several times. It has been seamless and accurate each time. I should say that I generally need access to my vehicle at various times during the day and so I'm certainly not an avid public transit user. But for those times I've needed to get on the T, to venture into hard to park paces like downtown Boston and Cambridge, which I did last week, this app has been right on time. LITERALLY!