Android Application of the Week #3 OneBusAway
Never miss the bus again!
OneBusAway gives you real-time arrival information for Seattle area buses, including King County Metro, Sound Transit, and Pierce Transit.
Find nearby stops on a map, choose from a list of favorite stops, add shortcuts to your phone’s home screen, and set reminders for frequently used trips.
My Comments: If you live in Seattle, and take the bus, this one is a must have. The application shows all bus stops on a map – so you can plan your trips and know where the stop is. It also uses the GPS data from Metro to locate the next bus, and give you an ETA to your selected stop. You can favorite stops, bus routes, and set alarms. This is one of those killer apps that is a winning mobile experience (timely, relevant, local, and extremely useful when out and about.) There are a lot of features to this app that I do not use, but it is still very intuitive to figure out.