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Buster enters Public Beta


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    asymptonic Member This Topic's Starter

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    Buster is now available in the Android Market.

    When is my bus? Start Buster, and you'll instantly know just when your bus will arrive at your stop. Uses your phone's location sense to find your stop and your buses.

    Currently in free Beta, Buster supports the metropolitan transportation networks of Austin, Denver, and Sacramento. More cities and features coming soon.

    Enjoy, and we'd love your feedback here or at support-at-n9works.com. Also, we're trying to get a sense which cities to roll out into following the beta cities.
     

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    asymptonic Member This Topic's Starter

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    For those of you out there that downloaded the app, first of all, Thanks!

    Second, how has it performed for you? Are there aspects of the app that are awkward or unintuitive? Have you found the schedules provided accuracte and useful?

    We'll be expanding the beta to three more cities by the end of the week.
     
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    asymptonic Member This Topic's Starter

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    0.94 Released:
    - Displays a useful message if you're not in a supported city.
    - Disables GPS usage when not active to be friendlier to battery life
    - Avoids unnecessarily checking for the transit agency if one wasn't previously found, until the location changes enough to justify checking again.
     
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    0.96 Released
    - Get rid of home stop functionality, as this won't be in the initial public app
    - Color stop times for buses that have passed with dark gray
    - Handle GPS outages better
    - Display transit agency info in the license.
    and the big one
    - Support for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (aka Boston)
     
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    0.97 Released:
    - Route colors now used. (see the new screenshots, one attached below)
    - Visual polish throughout the app.
    - Handle routes with no stops in the next 6 hours instead of displaying an empty screen.
    - Fix a service bug where multiple routes with different IDs but which are basically the same are treated separately. Instead, condense the two schedules and display them as one route.
     

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    - Fixed handling of agencies which don't provide color info
    - Reworked the stop list to display stop descriptions and distance/direction to stop.
    - Service: eliminate stops which never have any runs to them. MBTA for example does this for each rail stop; a stop for the station and a stop for each line.
     

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