Fund a transit app for iOS 6 (project by OpenPlans)

OpenPlans has posted a Kickstarter project to create a universal mobile app for multi-modal travel planning for iOS 6. The app will use an OpenTripPlanner server to generate itineraries and directions. This is in response to Apple’s removal of built-in transit directions from iOS 6. With 11 days to go today, $11,909 of $25,000 has […]

SF Muni prepares smartphone app to compare modes

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA or just MUNI) is working on a smartphone app to compare transportation modes — comparing costs and travel times between taxi, driving, and transit.  The application would consider parking costs for the driving mode. A brief article is on the KGO-TV website. In recent years, most transit agencies have […]

TriMet launches third party developer app center

Browse through ‘Unofficial’ Web and Mobile Applications for applications that utilize TriMet’s TransitTracker Web Service & GTFS Data for developers. There are a lot of great apps there — mobile apps, SMS, web-apps, and visualization tools. Looks like TriMet’s Developer Resources are paying off for the agency and riders.