The Settings menu opens TransiCast's Settings window. Eight settings are available. The following screenshot shows TransiCast's Settings window.
The Refresh cycle determines how frequently TransiCast calls the Transit Data Server
to request updates of approaching service vehicles. The default frequency is 30
seconds. A dialog box opens after tapping the Refresh cycle item. This dialog
box has an entry field for the refresh cycle in seconds. The range of values is
15 to 120.
Note: More frequent updates may lead to faster battery discharge.
The Prediction horizon sets the maximum predicted departure time to include approaching vehicles in the display. Example: When the prediction horizon is 90 minutes, and the predicted departure of an approaching vehicle is 96 minutes, the vehicle will not be displayed on the map view, until its predicted departure time is within 90 minutes. The prediction horizon range is five to 120 minutes.
The Alarm threshold sets:
- • The threshold at which vehicle labels start to blink. Example: When the predicted departure is three minutes, and the alarm threshold is set to four minutes, the stop label text of the vehicle symbol is blinking.
- • The estimated departure time that triggers the alarm for an approaching vehicle.
The Panel view sets the threshold for switching to the panel view mode, based on the number of unique vehicle destinations in approach to a stop and with no destination filter set. For example: With a value of 3, the display is switched to panel view when three or more unique vehicle destinations are in approach to a stop. The default value is 0, which switches into panel view in any case. In order to keep the standard view at all times, set the panel view threshold to a high value such as 99.
Auto center is a switch that determines whether the map view is automatically centered when the user taps a stop label, or other events occur that cause the map view to center automatically.   More
The Countdown switch determines whether scheduled departures are counted down, like real-time departures, or if they are displayed as absolute times. Absolute departure times are displayed in military or am/pm time format, depending on the corresponding Android™ setting.
Stop Label Orientation
By default, stop and vehicle labels are rotated to the right. This setting changes the stop and vehicle label orientation between left and right.
Stop Label Sensor
This switch enables or disables the the stop label orientation switching when the device is flicked. If a device with incompatible sensors is detected, TransiCast automaticallty turns this switch off.
This switch enables or disables audible announcements of next stops and departures through Android™'s Text-to-speech feature. This feature requires Android™ 1.6 or later.
Transit Data Server
This is the web address of the selected Transit Data
Server. It is used to query transit stops, vehicles and detours. Initially, the Transit Data
Server web address is populated with the TransiCast cloud server address (http://transicast.appspot.com), but
Transit Data Servers that offer feeds that are compatible with Trimet's web service can be used as well.
The following known servers are supported:
- • www.transicast.appspot.com. TransiCast's default Transit Data Server
- • developer.trimet.org. TriMet's web services
- • developer.metro.net. LA Metro demo
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