Pigeon is THE app for the city commuter who’s tired of unexpected delays and reroutes and wants to escape the crush of the rush-hour crowds. You can avoid these pitfalls because we get live updates about the subway straight from the source: people on the subway, right now!
With Pigeon, you can:
*Choose the best route for you.*
Save all of your favorite routes to and from work and let Pigeon tell you which route is best every day. With easy-to-compare route preview cards, we show you which lines are jammed and which have seats available, letting you get to work and back without any surprises.
*Make the ride better, together.*
You survive the subway everyday with millions of other people. Why not let them help you commute smarter, and you can help in return? When you report the delays and crowds you experience while commuting, you’ll join a growing community that helps keep NYC moving everyday.
*Know what’s happening right now.*
With instant updates from people reporting issues, live MTA arrival times, and a map showing you where all the trains are right now, you can feel confident knowing that Pigeon keeps you in the know.
Check out nearby user activity and train arrivals wherever you are in our new and improved Nearby view!
We’ve also made a bunch of bug fixes and performance improvements to make the app (and hopefully, your commute) run more smoothly!
Ratings and Reviews
Real time Alerts for Transit
I dig the real time updates submitted by users for delays, closures, and even if there might be a performer in a station, and find it very useful when I take the subways. However I think that they need to crack down on spam reports and should only make it so if you are nearby a station, that you can report conditions. Also find the lack of bus updates something that needs to be implemented as well as a better interface want to comes to putting in directions, like real time updates if something comes up along your trip
Hopefully gets better with increased adoption
The user interface is way too cluttered. Hard to understand what is going on and marking the categories is very confusing.
Example: Does a two minute stop count as a delay if the train is already at the station?
It needs to be built around where the current pigeon is. If I'm at a certain stop, give me the ability to mark of a train is here or if I've waited for a long time. Allow comment sections for each station so people can post whatever is relevant at that time.
Great start, needs bus info
A transit app with just subway information is great if you’re, say, a single, twentysomething, highly paid tech worker living in Manhattan who just hails an Uber anytime public transportation is mildly inconvenient. But a truly comprehensive transit app that serves ALL kinds of New Yorkers needs bus information as well, because hey not everyone who lives in the five boroughs matches the profile of the team at Pigeon. That said, they’ve done a terrific job with what’s here. They just gotta quit vaping a minute, get off their boosted boards, take out their AirPods and broaden their horizons just a little bit.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. We’ll let you know when real-time info for buses are available!
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