Onebusaway App Reviews

By Open Transit Software Foundation

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Onebusaway app review

Onebusaway App Info

  • 539 Ratings
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated: Jan 15 2020
  • Version: 20.1.
  • Size: 22.60 MB
  • Seller: Open Transit Software Foundation
  • © Open Transit Software Foundation

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Customer Reviews of the Onebusaway App

Feature Request

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kaizersoze's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 9/5/19 1:31 PM

Love this App. Would be great if you could add functionality to set more than one alarm. For instance, set one for 10 minutes out and another for 5 minutes. Add custom time too. Another request would be to add ability to track arrival by seeing an watch on Bus arriving.

Best bus app I've seen

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riverrat92121's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 9/5/19 1:31 PM

This app does sensible, useful things, and has a vastly better interface the other transit apps I've seen. It has a developer that apparently cares about making it better, which is practically unheard of. It even has good iPad functionality, and takes advantage of the larger format! I'm from San Diego; when I visited LA recently, I sorely missed this app. Trust me, the alternatives are all much worse. Sure, it's sometimes a little off on the timing estimates between stops. It doesn't handle layovers well, assuming the bus will leave early because it's present before the time it's scheduled to leave. And when a bus stops at the same stop when going in two different directions, I wish it would separate them out into different listings. But if you want to find, with reasonable accuracy, when a bus will be somewhere, and even filter by routes or bookmark frequently used stops, this is a solid and functional app, and if your local transit company makes use of it, believe me, it's way better than anything they would've come out with themselves. I use it often and am frequently pleased at how not-impossible it is to use, which is high praise for an app of this nature. I rarely encounter bugs, and updates actually bring useful improvements. It's a rare thing: a free app I'd actually be willing to pay for.

Works 30% of the Time

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Seanthree's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 9/5/19 1:31 PM

It is a great thought but just not reliable. The app will show phantom busses come and go while you are waiting at the stop. It must be showing the anticipated schedule and not the actual bus location. Do not rely on the information.

Nags me about service alerts that don’t interest me needs to be more accessible with voiceover

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HawkEye2015's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 9/5/19 1:31 PM

This app is harder to use over the years with voiceover. The nearby stops is harder to find than it used to be. We can’t just hit a button as we used to. And furthermore we are cluttered with service alerts that don’t interest you when you’re not traveling in that city. As this system is mainly to give you the stops you need, there’s no reason to worry about the Seattle tunnel on the bus route 28 in Tacoma. And if I was looking for a trip in Seattle, it would make sense. But there’sIf there’s no tunnel in Tacoma. If I’m going to see that, I would like to have a preference to not see that. But the geo-fence a little farther around your service alert, so we can get those. Or at least let us know how to customize the app so we don’t get the Seattle alerts for Tacoma.

Enhanced UI

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Randy R Robbins's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 9/5/19 1:31 PM

Some major suggestions 1. Provide an enhanced user interface it’s 2019 and I’m sure the detail that can be provided today is much greater than when the app first launched for instance the app can be built into google maps as a tracking standard when when google maps one bus away would get more utilized by transit patrons pedestrians or bicyclists any information in google maps would come from one bus away 2. Maybe a new app logo redesign or just different color scheme instead of lime green maybe a darker green like jade or teal I’d like to see a view of local transit authority map/grids so I know all the busses near me the lines where they run and what routes for instance in the Tampa Metro we have HART and PSTA as major transit authorities we also have the smaller but surrounding transit authorities of PCPT RIDECITRUS MCAT SCAT and THEBUS the 7 transit authorities operate in the surrounding counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, and Hernando in Florida (for an example look at Ride Lynx Orlando’s app) 3. An app for Apple Watch optimized for the bigger series 4 screens 4. A dark mode or even better a mode that coordinates as the day progresses Early Morning Morning Afternoon Evening Midnight hours that would be nice if that could be implemented 5. More accessibility features for the disabled riders an enhanced contrast mode 6. Show the routes as we zoom out as we continue zooming out further the app should display more routes so at a glance you can see how densely connected transit is in the area you are in cannot display or no routes found would mean an area with no transit around for several miles or more and a warning would be great to display the county you are in has no public transit services 7. Transit agency contact details such as name of agency with listing of phone number email and physical address of the main hub These features could help so much

Annoying

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Tiptoe you'll eat souls's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 9/5/19 1:31 PM

Set a reminder for 10 minutes. I got a message from the app that said “we will alert you ten minutes before this vehicle departs”. The app never gave me any sort of notification, and I know because I was on my phone the whole time waiting in a coffee shop for my bus. I missed my bus, and am writing this as I walk home.

Great data, UI still rough

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Kokubu's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 9/5/19 1:31 PM

I’m torn. This app has the best real-time bus data, but the user interface is still pretty rough. It can be downright difficult to find or select the bus stop — even when you’re standing at it! Another example: the built in map doesn’t support the standard double-tap-and-swipe, to zoom in and out. That means it takes two hands to zoom out, unlike every other map. Awkward, but not unusable. Still, when you need to know when the bus is coming, this app will tell you. Ultimately, that’s what it’s for, and it accomplishes that.

Deceptive when common bus problems occur

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NewsInfoReader's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 9/5/19 1:31 PM

The biggest problem I have with this app is it keeps you guessing. Half the time the bus never shows up or it’s so late you’re now late to work. And best of all - they rarely (if ever) update the app to let you know the next 2 busses aren’t gonna arrive either. Using this app to catch a bus on time is a game of luck. Very poorly managed system.

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bsbamsmhfbff f's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 9/5/19 1:31 PM

App is horrible I’m late every day

Don’t count on this

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tylkew's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 9/5/19 1:31 PM

Worst tracking ever. Never tells you if a bus is coming early until it’s too late. Also never says if it will be late until you’ve been waiting in the cold for 20 minutes