Transit's app now tells you when to hurry for the bus

Sure, your existing phone apps can tell you when to catch the bus and when to hop off, but public transportation fans know that’s only half the story. What if the driver is quicker than you expected, or a delay ruins your subway connection? Transit might just save the day. It’s updating its Android and iOS apps with a Go routing feature that could take some of the uncertainty out of commuting. You’ll get on-screen and voice notifications when it’s time to head out or disembark, but it gets truly interesting when things go haywire. Transit will tell you to hurry up if your departure time suddenly skips ahead, create a new itinerary if you miss a ride and warn you if a bus takes a surprise detour.

The upgrade also answers a longstanding request for real-time position data while you’re planning a trip. You should know which routes will actually get you to your destination on time, not just the ones that work in theory. The updates are still too new to see how well they work in practice. However, this could be the ticket if you’re tired of double- or triple-checking your phone on a long journey across town.

Source: App Store, Google Play, Transit (Medium)

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

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