May 29, 2013
The Transit App — the, er, transit app other than Google Maps that was included in AppAdvice's Top 10 Best Free iPhone Apps Of 2012 — has just received its big 2.0 update. The Transit App 2.0 brings a number of significant improvements. But perhaps no improvements is more significant, not to mention more welcome, than the fact that the app is now 100 percent free. The app has always been free to download since its launch in the App Store nearly a year ago. But as pointed out by Christine in her year-ender citation:
The free app will get you three nearby schedules in real-time, trip planning, and a bit more. However, for the most use, you’ll want to try a subscription, which will get you route schedules in a 1.5km radius, unlimited trip planning, offline schedules and itineraries, favorites, and downloadable city bundles.A subscription costs $0.99 for one month, $2.99 for six months, and $4.99 for one year. That is to say, cost, past tense. [caption id="attachment_421924" align="aligncenter" width="270"] The Transit App[/caption] As mentioned, The Transit App is now completely free. So, you need not avail of a subscription to take full advantage of the app, which, thanks to its 2.0 update, now also features the following:
Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later, The Transit App 2.0 is available now in the App Store for free. Download it now and check out our Apps For The Public Transit User AppList while you're at it. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
- Real-time vehicle locations where available.
- New Transit Modes settings let you disable particular modes within a transit agency.
- Autocomplete suggestions now include recent locations.
- New sorting order in Nearby mode taking into account departure time, mode (subway vs bus), distance and favorites.
- Improved schedule popover (long tap on right side of nearby routes cell).
- Offset your location from any stop on an itinerary path.
- Tons of bug fixes and performance improvements.