The Ride On Real Time app does have issues. The list of available buses can be "Scheduled" or "Real Time". When a bus is "realtime" it can be off by a minute or 2. The "schedule" is well the schedule. I always click the Where's My Ride button. I find this the most relevant. It is important to refresh your screen or go back to Home page and click Where's My Ride again. Yes they need to fix software issues with the GPS tracking software.
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.
System Not Operational Now UPDATED : 5/12/2015 NOW Seems to be OK after reinstall with re-enter of all my favorite stops.
"Count on this app to get you going through the entire system" - Washington Post