This app has been a very useful tool for me for years, its accuracy varies based on the volume of people on the bus but it is still very accurate. I would however like to ask that it stops asking for my GPS. I know the GPS function is very important to this app but with my phone I tend to turn off the GPS so I don't drain the battery. Lately it's been asking me to turn on my GPS or not with a option to disable the prompt and I would like it if it could be disabled. I don't need a prompt I just need the app to be patient and in situations when my battery is low, to function without GPS active using the last loaded map. Still a huge fan just disable the prompt for GPS and I would put five stars no hesitation.
What happened? Used to be good. Now there's so many issues. Recently the bus times have become much less reliable. The app is generally slow to load. And the GPS is not following my movement at all.
Works decently well, but has a serious problem in that it will jump from telling you a bus is 20 minutes delayed to arriving in 3 minutes in the course of 5 minutes. Can give a general idea of arrival time but don't count on it to be accurate.
This is super useful for any bus travel in the greater Seattle area. It's not always the most accurate if routes are delayed, but overall it's great to find the right bus stop (esp at a transit center) and route. The search features are helpful when you're not sure about a bus route, as well
After having everything set up...it froze. Says my "shortcut links are out of date." I'll give it a few hrs to see off everything returns to normal.
I don't have a car, so I rely on PT for all my transportation needs. OneBusAway has made this very convenient, and I use it many times per day. It has never crashed or caused problems, just gives me the information I need quickly and without fuss. I also love how feature-full it is: it allows me to set reminders (that can repeat on certain days!) for particular bus or route, and even has a left-handed mode that puts buttons in more convenient locations for left-handed operation. In short, I absolutely love this app. Oh, and did I mention that it's free and open-source?
• Trip planning (Puget Sound) - Check it out in the navigation drawer!
• Banishable "No location" prompt - Now you can get rid of it for good!
• Bug fixes - See http://bit.ly/oba-android-releases
Plan trips, see real-time arrivals and find stops for Puget Sound area transit.