Handy for an Out-of-Towner Was visiting Portland for a week, and this was very handy. I was able to purchase my ticket for the week after figuring out how to get to my Airbnb. Stayed in my app all week, no issues. Likes to sync when you open it, which causes a little wait. I'll take that over worrying about misplacing a physical ticket though!
Internet bound This app says that you only need the Internet to buy tickets. I use it to get back and forth from work and it is either having to sync my ticket, which is supposed to be saved to the phone, or tells me it needs to refresh itself if I don't have WiFi or data on. This came up after a bunch of updates. It was fine before it was updated.
App crashes on Android 7.0 nougat They had months to prepare for the release of nougat with plenty of people letting them know about the issue but it still has not been updated. I would wait until they update the app to bother using it on phones that have received the nougat update.
Constant reloading Frankly it seems like a great plan. Except EVERY time i load it, it need to connect to the internet , and then takes FOREVER to.display the ticket. Stop making the thing reload!!! Once the ticket is active, there is NO NEED ro reload it. But you force that, each time. Please fix this as it is a pain in the ass in places where reception is poor and there is no WiFi (a lot of your stops)
Update made it worse The update to 1.6.23 made this app borderline unusable. I have actually missed at least 3 buses because the app crashed it tried to sync when it didn't need to. It attempts to sync almost every time the app loses then regains focus (which can be very often since it takes me out of the app to use the tracker tool), and if I cancel sync it shows none of my available tickets. The previous version wasn't perfect but it was exponentially more stable and usable.
Edit: in addition to all the other problems I have had with this app, I have now lost access to my tickets, with the app saying I have to reconnect and sync (displays tickets, but won't activate them), even though I had refreshed my tickets properly only 6 hours before both times. The point to this app is to provide proof of fare. It has continued to fail to do so, and it's pissed me off too many times to recover from now.
TriMet is the first transit agency to pilot RideTap. RideTap integrates with other popular alternate transportation apps, like car2go or Lyft, to help you get to and from your stop. Try it by tapping “More rides nearby” in the navigation tool.
Performance improvements and bug fixes. Enjoy!