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Description

Note: for now, this bus tracking application covers "Lincoln, NE" only.

No matter how precise the bus arrival estimation algorithm gets, many applications are still struggling with predicting bus arrival time. Although we might not be able to predict the exact arrival time, it is possible to monitor buses by using their powerful GPS signals. Therefore, we can assure the users that the current bus has not passed a certain location on its path. This is the main idea behind the current bus tracking application. It provides the users with the exact value of the bus distance to the user's marked location on the route. The user can set up an alarm for a bus stop along with a heads-up time and walking duration to the bus station. By considering the set-up gap time, once the bus arrives at the close proximity of the marked location, the application triggers a notification letting the user know about the upcoming bus.

This application provides the users with nice animations for the moving vehicles on the map and precise polygons representing routes on which the buses are operating. The app follows the material design convention and is easy to use.

Currently, this application monitors buses operating in the city of Lincoln (Startran), so those who live in Lincoln can use this application.

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched May 03, 2018 (9 months ago).

Releasing new versions every 14 days, on average.

Jan 15
2019
(Current)
Version 3.96

Updated for phones with notches.
Information about those vehicles start operating on a route, or leaving/changing a route will be presented to the user in the application's main window.

Nov 09
2018
Version 3.95

fixed background data issue=> if the app is not visible to you, no data will be used unless you set up an alarm for your route.

Nov 02
2018
Version 3.9

The application download size has decreased by 33 percent.
The routes have been updated based on the latest Startran update on Nov. 1st.
Small direction arrows have been added to the routes so that the user can find the direction of each path easier, especially if the silver theme for the google map is selected.

Sep 20
2018
Version 3.8

Minor bug fixes

Sep 14
2018
Version 3.7

Minor bug fixes.
After 8 number of consecutive unsuccessful attempts at connecting to the public server, a warning dialog box will pop up asking the user to keep trying or close the application.

Sep 13
2018
Version 3.6

An icon will be looping on the top left of the screen If the online public server (http://getonboard.lincoln.ne.gov/) is down.
If there is no bus operating on the network (after working hours), then the user will be notified by a toast message.

Aug 22
2018
Version 3.5

Minor bug fixs.
Help content was updated.

Aug 15
2018
Version 3.32

Now the maximum gap time has been increased to 20 minutes.

Aug 15
2018
Version 3.4

The issue with the server update has been resolved.
The app now works with the latest server changes from the http://getonboard.lincoln.ne.gov website.

Aug 09
2018
Version 3.31

Minor bug fixes

Jul 29
2018
Version 3.3

The bus stop icons (red flags) are available again.

May 29
2018
Version 3.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

May 28
2018
Version 3.1

Complete redesign of the alarm notification.
Bug fixes and performance improvement.

May 23
2018
Version 2.75

Smart update rate management is utilized while the application works in the background. This would save a lot of data, and battery.
Now alarms will not be stopped even if the system closes the application.

May 21
2018
Version 2.7

Bug fixes and performance improvement

May 19
2018
Version 2.5

Now the user will get an update on the vehicles' estimated arrival time in the status bar.
All the notifications' performances have been updated to support all the Android versions lower than Oreo.
Bug fixes and performance improvement.

May 18
2018
Version 2.4

Added a new service class with which the users' set up alarms will not be killed by the system even in the aggressive doze mode.
Bug fixes.

May 11
2018
Version 2.3

Now, all the set-up alarms will not be deactivated when the phone goes to sleep.
Bug fixes and performance improvement.

May 03
2018
Version 2.1

Optimized map usage

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