Connect to your city’s mass transit system with the allSchedules iPhone app from allSchedules. This app contains arrival time and stop schedule information about multiple transportation modes in dozens of cities around the globe.
If you’re looking for a way to stay on schedule and navigate your city with innate savvy, you’ll love our iPhone app review of allSchedules.
The allSchedules iPhone app is all about the stops. Information about more than half a million bus stops, metro stops, train stops, tram stops and ferry stops is available in this app. Simply use the integrated map function or search by location to find your stop.
Select a stop to see upcoming line information. The next connection at that stop will be highlighted. Visits are organized by time and by line for easy access. You can even view information about tomorrow’s schedule to help you plan a trip.
Let’s be very clear, the allSchedules iPhone app does not tell you route information. Stop info pages have links to the applicable mass transit site for help with route info. This app is perfect for seasoned mass transit travelers who just want to know when their ride will arrive.
A bookmark option allows you to save stops for easy access in the future. Stops automatically load at the current hour so you are presented with upcoming information easily. This app could really use a help file or info page to explain its purpose to new users.
Layout & Design:
Three tabs dominate the allSchedules iPhone app. The Bookmarks tab contains any saved stops. The Options tab allows you to rate the app or post information about it to Facebook and Twitter. And the Map Search tab connects you to an interactive map with all applicable transit stops and a search feature.
Navigating the map is easy with a basic pinch to zoom interface. Menu layout is quite basic with information taking center stage.
There are no flowery graphics to distract you from commuter data. A little finesse would have been a nice touch, but the overall utilitarian vibe of allSchedules works just fine.
Currently allSchedules helps you keep track of stop info in 86 cities around the world. The majority of this app’s services highlight mass transit in US cities. However info about cities in France, Australia, Hungary, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Italy and Norway is also available.
The app’s map interface is slightly buggy, with the occasional lag and hang problem. Backing out of the application and relaunching it normally clears up this issue. It also responds quite slowly to search requests and zooming.
The free version of allSchedules we reviewed only gives users access to one form of transportation per city and is full of advertisements. That’s a shame, because travel can include more than one form on a regular basis, rending the app a bit useless without an upgrade.
The paid version of allSchedules unlocks all modes of transport and removes annoying ads. This app may be purchased separately or you can upgrade right from the free version for $.99. We suggest getting the paid version of the allSchedules iPhone app to avoid travel frustration.
allSchedules iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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