Onebusaway App Reviews

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Onebusaway app review

Onebusaway App Info

  • 196 Ratings
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated: Jan 10 2019
  • Version: 18.3.
  • Size: 36.20 MB
  • Seller: University Of Washington
  • © University Of Washington

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Customer Reviews of the Onebusaway App

Great App!

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Smttnkttn11's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 12/14/18 7:56 AM

Between using this app and also the trip planner for metro....I have had complete success!!! One person gave this app a horrible review, but to be honest, I’ve never had a problem. But again, I use different reference points, so I don’t just count on one. Cross referencing is def the way to go but I give this app 5 stars!

Usually great but super slow lately.

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oh my god can this just send's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 12/14/18 7:56 AM

Honestly usually this app is great but lately it’s been so laggy lately that I have to say it needs to be updated or something. It’s ridiculous how slow it takes to even load the app.

Puts peace of mind into public transit commuting

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add26r's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 12/14/18 7:56 AM

Its not often I go out of my way to leave a review but this app warrants it. As a relatively new public transit commuter, its easy to get confused about which bus and when and all that. “Am i late? Did i miss my bus or is it just running late?” Etc. this app takes away the guesswork and allows you to feel confident while commuting on the public transit. Thank you to the developers for making this intuitive, incredibly helpful app for us commuters.

What happened!? Used to be great!

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Soaked Seattleite's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 12/14/18 7:56 AM

This app used to be consistently helpful and correct. The time shown for a bus' arrival was when it arrived. Now this app constantly shows a bus about to arrive and then, mysteriously, that bus is gone - the app either showing it arrived and departed while we were all standing there, or it simply evaporates from One Bus' list - never there at all. Is it possible to reverse updates? Maybe that would help. One Bus Away stopped being remotely accurate about a year and a half ago, I think. That buses don't come close to showing up as scheduled is not this app's fault, but it's the problem that One Bus Away attempts to, and used to succeed in, solving. I hope this app can be fixed!

A few too many minutes off

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2018.11.30's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 12/14/18 7:56 AM

One bus away used to be almost 100% accurate. It’s over the last six months to a year that it has faltered. It will show a bus being a couple of minutes away and then a few minutes later, show that it has passed by 2 min ago. Ghosts!!! As well, it seems to be 2-4 min min off, no thanks.

Ghost Bus

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Besides just's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 12/14/18 7:56 AM

This app has a lot of ghost buses they show up on the map but not in real life. Or it says the bus is late but it never shows up please fix.

Weird "on time" definitions

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yikbgg's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 12/14/18 7:56 AM

It's so frustrating that the app defines "on time" as a range. You look at it and it says "8 mins, on time!" And then you look 2 minutes later and it says "3 mins, on time!". So instead of immediately running to the stop like you need to be doing, you're too busy being confused about the weird time math. And if you just look at the colors without processing the actual time you're totally screwed. Also it's totally unreliable as others have said, but this one you'd think they could actually fix.

Helped me get around a lot

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Lunasariel's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 12/14/18 7:56 AM

This was one of my go-to public transit apps when I was going to grad school in Seattle. This was a couple of years ago now, but I remember it being reliable, efficient, and easy to understand.

Generally reliable

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SFStucky's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 12/14/18 7:56 AM

Usually pretty accurate. People expecting a perfect transit app experience are deluded. There’s no such thing. Buses are subject to delays and accidents, OBA usually accounts for delays and even alerts you when a bus is arriving early.

Wrong

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Ultimatefrizzplaya's Review of Onebusaway

Reviewed on 12/14/18 7:56 AM

This app is rarely accurate I have had to rush for buses that turned out to be 15 minutes after what this app says. I have also had to wait for buses that didn't end up coming at all. If you want to wait around for a bus that this app says exist but doesn't, then go ahead and get it.