By Metropolitan Transit Authority
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The Weekender for Mobile is the mobile version of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's popular Weekender web site. This is your guide to getting around New York City when Planned Work changes subway service.
The app uses a diagrammatic map designed by Vignelli Associates, whose founder Massimo Vignelli created the iconic subway map used during the 1970’s.
+ Blinking dots for stations indicating NYC subway planned work
+ View subway planned work by Station, Line, or by Borough before you start your travel
+ Download and view neighborhood maps for areas around your station
+ View real-time Subway Service Status and more.
+ Get Subway Real Time information and find out when is your next train arriving
What's New in Version 1..8
Remove minor bugs
This app is not reliable. I use the public transportation system a lot and the bus is never where it says it is. (Ex.) One minute it's at 168th street and hit refresh after 5min...and it's 4stops back. Like what happen? Bus hit reverse??
I also depend a lot on this for work and it has left me waiting and running late often. No wonder it's star rating is only 2! Needs and update for accuracy or customers beware and get a different app even if u have to pay! There is one other good one I'm thinking on spending the $2.99 on if this continues...
No push updates
Never updated this app and I didn't know 1.8 was out. You have to physically uninstall it and re-add. This fixes the map issues when upgrading to 8.0+. Otherwise, MTA's database managing system for this isn't that great. It's not the app itself, it's their internal database system. Same happens on the texting feature the MTA advertise. It's great stuff slapped on old technology that makes this unstable.
Location track always on
I can't give an app higher than 3 stars when there's no option to use location services only when the app is open/in use.
I will look out for app updates to allow this option, but for now have to delete the app from the phone since it only gives a yes or no option.
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- Category: Travel
- Updated: Apr 16, 2014
- Version: 1..8
- Size: 5.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: MTA/New York City Transit
- © 2012, MTA/New York City Transit
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.