TransiCast - a transit service browser

TransiCast - a transit service browser for the Android™ mobile platform.

Get stops, routes and next bus and train times for the San Francisco Bay Area (SFMTA, BART, AC Transit, Emery Go-Round), Portland (TriMet, Streetcar), Los Angeles (Metro Bus and Rail, Translink, Beeline), Boston (The T), Chicago, Washington (Metro Rail and Bus, D.C. Circulator), Oaho, Reno, NCTD, Laval, New York (Staten Island Bus, Downtown Connection) and Toronto. TransiCast also covers the universities at Rutgers, Rutgers Newark, Western Kentucky, UC Davis, Cal of Pennsylvania, UMD, Georgia College, Oxford, Temple and the MIT, as well as the communities of Charles River and Charm City.

Available in the Ovi Store.

Getting Started

Get next bus time and train times in three steps:

Inside TransiCast

The TransiCast mobile app does not store transit data on the device. Instead, TransiCast calls TransiCast's Transit Data Server to query routes, stops and the latest next bus and train times. The Transit Data Server provides an innovative back-end web service that aggregates real-time feeds and static schedule data provided by several transit agencies to the public. This allows TransiCast to deliver real-time data without the need to update the mobile app whenever a new schedule is released. TransiCast also provides a seamless experience to the user: Travelers who ride San Francisco's BART and Muni, or Boston buses and the subway can acccess real-time next bus and train times through a single app.

The current version of TransiCast enables travelers to track their approach to the next stop while riding the bus. TransiCast holds the location data of all stops of a route, and correlates the GPS-based device location and direction of travel to the stop sequence of a route. As a result, TransiCast can determine which stop is the next stop on the route.

What's next? This depends on the uptake of TransiCast. On one hand, as a "bootstrap" project, there are no demanding investors attached to TransiCast (good). On the other hand, TransiCast has no marketing budget (not so good). This means it can grow organically, but it also has no voice in an increadibly noisy tech environment.

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