- Dynamic App Widget. TransiCast's new dynamic App
Widget displays the "top of the heap" approaching vehicle, i.e. the
approaching vehicle that has the earliest reported departure time
at the selected stop. TransiCast automatically refreshes the App
Widget in order to display the most current departure estimates as
reported by the Transit Data Server for the selected stop and
Tip: In order to display the list of availabe App Widgets on
your device, long tap the Home screen, and select "Widgets".
For quick access to TransiCast, just tap the widget.
- Additional transit data
servers available. A selection of transit
data servers is presented when TransiCast v1.3 is started for the first
time. TransiCast can accept data from the following known transit data
- Panel View Shadows. Approaching vehicles which
have a follower to the same destination are displayed with a new
"shadow" that indicates multiple vehicles are approaching the stop
for a particular destination. The shadow is not limited to
followers within the Display Horizon.
- Panel view colors. The panel background color
has also been changed to a lighter gray, and the departure colors
have also been lightened up a touch.
- Removed: Single stop auto-selection. This
feature has been removed. In earlier versions, when only a single
stop was found within the 750 meter radius of the selected map view
location, the service query for that single stop started
New in Version 1.2
- L.A. Metrorail Beta Demo. This
demonstration of L.A. Metro's real time feed beta includes
the L.A. Metrorail lines: GOLD, BLUE, GREEN, PURPLE and
RED. It is based on schedule data, vehicle locations are
not available, and alarms are also not available. The URL
of L.A. Metro's transit data server is: http://developer.metro.net.
Please enter this URL in the Transit data server settings,
navigate the map to Los Angeles, CA, and tap the map to
query Metrorail stops and vehicle departures.
- Automatic stop tracking. When "Where I
am" is activated while surrounding stops are displayed,
TransiCast automatically queries a new set of stops when
the device has moved 300m or more away from the last device
location. This is useful during travel to automatically
display the stops in the vicinity of the device
- Exit TransiCast with Back button.
TransiCast now correctly supports Android™'s Activity back
stack by allowing the app to exit through the Back
- Menu icons. The menu icons are now using
icons from Android™'s parts bin, consistent with Android™'s
Home screen app.
- Filter icon. The filter icon is changed
to display "Filter on" in place of the filter icon.
- View menu with check boxes. The Where I
am, Satellite and Traffic views now carry check boxes that
indicate the activation status of the view.
- Location accuracy meter. The level of
location accuracy is displayed in a meter below the
location tracking symbol.
- Dynamic Panel View panel width. The
Panel View panel now dynamically adjusts to the widest
vehicle departure label.
- Transit Data Server URL display. The
Transit Data Server URL is displayed on top of the
- Execution speed. A number of
optimizations improve app execution speed, including
improved responses to sensor inputs.
Support for Android™ 1.1 has been dropped. TransiCast 1.2
only runs on Android™ 1.5 "Cupcake"
Dynamic App Widget