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 2.1
Includes the new 34 St. Hudson Yards station on Line 7 and an updated subway diagram.
This app is like a butter vitamin that you need to take and makes no effort to make itself palatable. The UI for this app has always been pretty bad. It's better than it used to be but still a far cry from great. It also makes you manually download updates for service changes every time you check it. I don't know any other app that makes you do that. Is there really no way to make the info just refresh instead of having to wait 30 seconds to "download" if my train isn't running this weekend?
Back In Service
I am so happy that the MTA finally fixed this app. It was great when it came out and I was so disappointed when it stopped working when iOS 8 was released. I will be using the app again as often as I used to.
A map with no key
Whoever made this map forgot to include the key. I feel that's mapmaking 101.
Also, why is the MTA using a system map that looks nothing like the other maps in service? I feel like someone at the MTA is trying to be kewl. Like "yo! We have an app on phones! That's tech! Tech is cool! Let's scrap out map and make it minimalistic funky4fones!"
On the flip side, it would be wonderful if MTA actually made the stations as clean as this map.
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- Category: Travel
- Updated: Sep 11, 2015
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 5.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: MTA/New York City Transit
- © 2012, MTA/New York City Transit
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.