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Description

A SEPTA transit app with real-time schedules, live regional-rail, bus, trolley locations, and real-time service notifications.

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🚌 Features
β€’ Includes all stops for each route and direction.
β€’ Offline Regional Rail schedules
β€’ TrainView. See the live status of late or cancelled trains.
β€’ Express Train support ('Exp' next to train #).
β€’ Get future departure dates.
β€’ Live vehicle tracker for certain bus and trolley routes.
β€’ Notifications Advisory, urgent, detour, and other alerts.
β€’ Favourite regularly used stops.

🚌 Trip Planning
This is intended as a lightweight schedules app and not a trip-planner (due to the feature needing very large "graph database" and lots of other development complexities). As such, it's highly probable that it'll never support end-to-end trip planning across separate routes.

🚌 Disclaimer
SEPTA Instant is not affiliated with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transport Association. Name used with permission.

🚌 Permissions
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
- Used to determine a valid internet connection.
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
- Allows future support for offline schedules.
ACCESS_LOCATION
- Used to indicate your current position in 'Map & Track'.

Google Play Store Category:

Primary: Applications

Secondary: Maps & Navigation

Google Play

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Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Apr 06, 2014 (almost 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.

Jun 08
2019
(Current)
Version 3.3.8

Schedule updates for June 2019. Happy Summertime! (don't get too hot).

Mar 24
2019
Version 3.3.7

Minor rail schedules update.

- Wilmington service returns to normal.
- Modified two FXC trains, 6817 is 3 minutes later, 6810 is 10 minutes earlier.

Mar 04
2019
Version 3.3.6

- New '49' bus route (from 33rd & Dauphin to 29th & Snider).
- Warminster line and other rail schedule updates.
- Take care of yourselves, aand each other ✌.

Dec 15
2018
Version 3.3.5

- December 16th Regional Rail and Bus schedule updates for all routes.

- Improved Map & Track graphics and performance.

- Fixed a long-standing (but rare) bug where mixed-route bus schedules for the *following day* were incorrectly set as missed schedules for the *current day*.

- Added another cowbell, because in transit-app school they said more cowbells are always better. 🀷🏽

Oct 21
2018
Version 3.2.6

Download these spoooooky SEPTA schedule updates, IF YOU DARE.

(no seriously, you're probably going to need these).

Sep 12
2018
Version 3.2.5

3.2.4
- Fixed a crashy crashy.

3.2.3
- September 9th schedule updates for all transit modes.
- Fix multiple issues with route and schedule downloads.
- Route Alerts migration and notification settings action.

Sep 10
2018
Version 3.2.3

- September 9th schedule updates for all transit modes.
- Fix multiple issues with route and schedule downloads.
- Route Alerts migration and notification settings action.

Sep 10
2018
Version 3.2.1

- September 9th schedule updates for all transit modes.
- Fix multiple issues with route and schedule downloads.
- Route Alerts migration and notification settings action.

Sep 03
2018
Version 3.1.1

- Fixed issue with displaying TrainView (late train) updates.
- Fixed issue with displaying vehicle locations.
- Improved schedule and vehicle update performance.
- Fixed various crashes.
- Hide "Fetching Schedules" after schedule download.
- Update Map & Track style.

Sep 01
2018
Version 3.1

- Push notification migration.
- Schedule feed fixes.
- Android Pie fixes.

Aug 31
2018
Version 3

- Adaptive icon improvements.
- Lighter application size.

Mar 28
2018
Version v.2018.03.29

Crash fixes

Mar 17
2018
Version v.2018.03.18

- Oreo Notification Channel support.
- Fixes opening selected Alert from notification.
- Automatically dismiss outdated route alerts.
- Many alert & notification fixes.
Add any number of route alerts notifications today!

Mar 16
2018
Version v.2018.03.17

- Oreo Notification Channel support.
- Fixes opening selected Alert from notification.
- Automatically dismiss outdated route alerts.
- Many alert & notification fixes.
Add any number of route alerts notifications today!

Mar 11
2018
Version v.2018.03.12

- Updated Bus and Rail Schedules for Spring 2018.
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Sep 09
2017
Version v.2017.09.10

Leafs crunch underfoot.
clock hands change for bus and trains-
to be expected.

Aug 26
2017
Version v.2017.08.27

Route alerts much improved!
little dings now come and go-
on your pocket phone.

Apr 05
2015
Version 2

A SEPTA transit app for android with real-time schedules, regional rail, live bus and trolley vehicle locations, and service advisories updated with push notifications.

Please email me at help@septainstant.com for support before leaving a negative review! I do this as a side project in my spare time. Let's work it out together.


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βœ“ Includes all stops for each route and direction.
βœ“ Offline Regional Rail schedules
βœ“ TrainView. See the live status of late or cancelled trains.
βœ“ Express Train support ('Exp' next to train #).
βœ“ Select future departure dates.
βœ“ Live vehicle tracker for certain bus and trolley routes.
βœ“ Advisory, urgent, and detour SEPTA alerts.
βœ“ Alert Push Notifications. Advisory notifications straight to your phone.
βœ“ 'Favourite' your most recently used stops.


βœ“ Free, and no ads. Forever.



A note about "trip planning":


This is intended as a lightweight schedules app and not a trip-planner (due to the feature needing very large "graph database" and lots of other development complexities). As such, it's highly probable that it'll never support end-to-end trip planning across separate routes. Sorry about that.


Explanation of the required android permissions:


ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE - To determine a valid internet connection
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - For eventual download of updated GTFS database data. Currently unused
INTERNET - For any network communications to retrieve schedules and vehicle locations.
GET_ACCOUNTS - Needed for Push notification service.
ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION - Plot where you currently are
MAPS_RECEIVE - Vehicle tracking maps.
READ_GSERVICES - Needed for MapsV2.
BILLING - Nothing funky. Used in case you wish to donate with an in-app purchase.


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SEPTA Instant is not affiliated with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transport Association.

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