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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.
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Releasing new versions every 15 days, on average.
New 3d icons for the buses (along with the previous 2d bus icons).
New 3d icons for the buses.
Updated for phones with notches.
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.
The application download size has decreased by 33 percent.
Minor bug fixes
Minor bug fixes.
An icon will be looping on the top left of the screen If the online public server (http://getonboard.lincoln.ne.gov/) is down.
Minor bug fixs.
Now the maximum gap time has been increased to 20 minutes.
The issue with the server update has been resolved.
Minor bug fixes
The bus stop icons (red flags) are available again.
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Complete redesign of the alarm notification.
Smart update rate management is utilized while the application works in the background. This would save a lot of data, and battery.
Bug fixes and performance improvement
Now the user will get an update on the vehicles' estimated arrival time in the status bar.
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.
Now, all the set-up alarms will not be deactivated when the phone goes to sleep.
Optimized map usage
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