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.
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.
The app worked reasonably well on the first four tickets I bought, but when I tried to use the 5th, the app crashed. When I tried to restart it, it wouldn't display the already "used" ticket properly, and then LOCKED UP MY PHONE. Good thing I had $2.50 in 1s and quarters, so I could pay fair again when boarding the bus. I suppose if I'd been on MAX and the fair inspectors came, I would have gotten a ticket? This seems like a good idea, but it has to be reliable; it is not. Update: Various updates have improved the app and now it hasn't crashed my phone in a long time. I'm still carry back-up fare, and feel nervous about using this on MAX.
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)
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Performance improvements and bug fixes. Enjoy!