Pdxtrian is a simple utility for riders of Portland's excellent mass transit system, TriMet.
- Uses GPS to find nearby transit stops
- Displays a map of the stop location
- Displays a list upcoming arrivals
- Allows you to save stops and look them up anytime
Available for download now (FREE, of course) from the Android Market - just search for 'Pdxtrian'.
Update - new icon, some UI fixes (menus etc) & better distance calculations
Targeted demographic (who is the app intended for?):
Users of TriMet with Android phones/tablets.
Who and what will be impacted by the app, and how?:
People who regularly use TriMet, particularly those whose schedules are variable and might need to look up this information often.
What is the specific need that is addressed by the app?:
An application for the Android platform that provides the TriMet data in an accessible manner.
Anticipated usage of the app (by whom, under what circumstances, etc)?:
Myself and other riders. For example, when I am in the office and I would like to catch the next Max to Burnside, I can check for the next arrival in about 5 seconds.
How is information presented, that's not presented elsewhere; how is it unique?:
Unique in that it's on the Android platform now.
What are a few of the primary strengths of the design?:
GNU General Public License (GPL)