The RIPTA on your wrist!
As a few popular iPhone apps begin rolling out updates for their built-in Apple Watch apps ahead of the April 24 launch, a pair of transit-focused services have posted on Medium to share detailed looks into exactly what kind of experience users can expect from Citymapper and Transit App on the Apple Watch next month.
The Transit App provides schedule based bus information for RIPTA and also MBTA commuter rail, subways, and buses. So, I can tell it to give me a route from my current location in Providence to a location in Boston, and it will give me all the information I need. It also generally tells me what buses are near my current location and when they leave and where they go.
It is like living in the future.[alert type=”muted”]See also:
Medium: One less tap for man… one giant leap for transit riders
Medium: Citymapper on Apple Watch[/alert]
Image from Transit App via Medium.com
I love the Transit App, Jef. The sooner RIPTA starts sharing real time bus location information the better, tho.
Yes, especially during the snow related schedule issues this winter, Transit App became basically a hope that a bus should be around eventually. I waited nearly an hour at the Convention Center one sub-zero night hoping one of the buses the App predicted would actually arrive.
There still isn’t a Windows Phone version of “Transit App” yet. Still waiting, still waiting.
And just so everyone reading knows, there’s an excellent Android version as well updated with Google’s Material Design.