Never Real Time Ride On times are almost always scheduled. For an app called Ride On Real Time, it sure is not living up to its name.
Useless As many others have noted, the name of this app is a lie. This does not provide real time bus arrival information like Nextbus. On top of that, it's really poorly thought out. For example, search for a route and you're presented with a map, but as far as I can tell there's no way of getting a schedule.
Not at all real-time. Great for schedules, sort of, but real-time arrivals are a thing of the past. On my routes (12 15 19), at least, I never see real-time arrivals, only scheduled. Interface is clunky to respond. You need to know your stop numbers... Favoriting via the search is messy. (UPDATE:) App has now completely stopped giving any predictions at all. Not even scheduled. Useless.
It stopped working It didn't work well to begin with because the choices for finding a bus were limited, but now it doesn't for work at all. WMATA beat them in the bus app.
Soooo slooooooooooooow Very informative but even on wifi it takes a very long time to load any information, especially the "where's my ride" info. I need that info quick to decide which bus i need to transfer to... which i usually need yo get from google maps since that at least gets me the next scheduled time so i can at least guess.
Promise then disappearing buses The concept is ideal: know when the bus is coming and adjust to that knowledge in real time. Sadly, the app operates in fantasy land at least for the 12,16, and 18 routes that go through Takoma Park, MD. Here's the experience over the last week: A bus appears on list to arrive in 5 minutes. Five minutes pass, no bus. It vanishes. Next bus to arrive in 12 minutes. What happened? This has occurred three days in a row. My ankle is sprained. I really wanted this to work. It's a tease.
App provides real-time passenger information based on NextBus Inc. public data.