Ottawa Bus Follower

4.6
365 reviews
10K+
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Everyone
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About this app

Tired of freezing in the cold waiting for a bus that's late? This app will let you stay warm inside until your bus is near. It displays the locations and estimated arrival times of Ottawa buses using GPS data supplied by OC Transpo.

To begin, search for a stop by number or name, or choose one from the map. Then choose the bus route you're interested in, and you'll see data for the next three arrivals at that stop. You can refresh the results at any time to stay up to date. Tapping on a bus will bring up more information about it.

Please note that OC Transpo does not yet supply GPS information for all buses, and that you will see GPS information only for buses that have begun their trip toward your stop. These are limitations of OC Transpo's systems, and there is little my app can do about them. When GPS data is not available, scheduled arrival times will appear instead of estimated times.

This is an open source project released under the GPL. Source code is available at https://github.com/argilo/BusFollower. Issues are tracked at https://github.com/argilo/BusFollower/issues. Bug reports and code contributions are welcome!

I would like to thank the following contributors:
* Alnoor Allidina - beta testing, bug reporting
* Greg Fletcher - beta testing, French translation
* Sonja Kisa - French translation
* Karen Schindel - beta testing
* Teodora Alexandrova - beta testing
Updated on
Jul 18, 2022

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4.6
365 reviews
A Google user
April 24, 2019
This is a great app. It's not super fancy, but it fulfills my bus-rider needs really effectively. I particularly love the integrated map display which is amazing for making decisions on whether to go to the stop yet or not. I've used that feature to catch a very tight transfer late at night - since it shows where the busses actually are. Thank you!
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A Google user
September 27, 2019
Very useful app, my only gripes with it is there is no way to remove specific stops from the recent list, and it could benefit from showing the most recent scheduled bus that passed in cases where the bus is running late. I've had to defer to Google maps on a number of occasions because of this.
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A Google user
October 10, 2019
No data for any stops. My route 99 has not changed, except that it stops @ Hurdman. Not working since lrt. I tried- updating software, increasing all my location settings, restarting several times. I use android Samsung's note 5. All software is updated. Help. I don't want to freeze in winter.
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What's new

* Updated with the latest data from OC Transpo.