Posted by Jennifer Allen
on July 7th, 2014
London based or simply planning on visiting soon? Jump might just be what you’re in need of.
Newly released to the App Store, the app lets you to track bus progress in real time – allowing you to not only see what bus stops are around you but also giving you the heads up on when you should start heading to the bus stop to catch your ride. In theory, it’ll mean you need never wait around in the rain for your bus again. Because, yes, London can be pretty rainy at times.
The free version of the app allows you to view what buses are coming up as well as what bus stops are nearby, while for $1.99, you can enjoy push notifications so you know when to get moving.
Jump is out now on the App Store.
Next Stop's Countdown Timer
New York subway apps for the iPhone have always been popular, as tourists and residents alike need an easy pocketable resource to navigate the challenges of New York’s massive labyrinthine public transportation system. Exit Strategy
received a lot of press last year for helping New Yorkers find the opportune subway car for their destination. The app gained some sophistication earlier this year with full maps, but it gained popularity for its simplicity and underlying information. NextStop
, a new app from the Brooklyn App Factory
, attempts to make it easier to be on time with the subway.
The app adds a wrapper and some nifty features around the MTA’s little known subway schedule. Users of the app enter their subway line and their departure point and are shown a countdown timer. Touching the train’s time displays the subway’s expected stop time at stations further down the line. The app includes other common features like a favorites system and tools to find nearby subway systems.
NextStop is, at its core, an easy and pretty way to access subway schedules. iTrans NYC, one of the more popular subway apps, includes subway schedules as well. Yet iTrans is built around a variety of other tools and costs $3.99. NextStop is free and is the perfect companion for any NYC traveler.