By Metropolitan Transportation 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?
Useful but low functioning
This app is a good reference if you have the patience and cell service to download the updates every time you open it as it doesn't update automatically. There have been big changes to the subway system (see 2nd Ave Q train and respective changes to NRW) that are still not included here months later. There are many functions the app claims to have yet I have yet to find them as it has a poorly designed user interface.
A beautiful disaster
If you live in NY this app is a necessity, but the design and layout is not user friendly. Maybe because there are so much transportation ways that need to be included but I can't really figure out what I need and when I do finally find it, I am not really sure how I got there. A more user friendly, sleeker design with push notifications when something happens on a line would be awesome. iTrans nyc is able to do it so why can't MTA's own app do this? You would save NYers from a lot of headaches and complaints .
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Sep 11, 2015
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 8.0 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.