Friday, September 19, 2008

Finished implementing Streetcar support

So, I have finished work on the Streetcar stuff and have tested it
against the web site to make sure it matches. Now I have some testing
to do to ensure it is stable enough for release... Glamourous work!

Sent from my iPhone

6 comments:

John Reinhold said...

Andrew,

Nice work!

One "feature" that really needs to be implemented (and as such move me from using Transit Surfer to using your app (Sorry Chris...)) is to merge bookmarks.

For example, if I am in SE, in the Brooklyn neighborhood, I actually can use 3 different bus stops with several different routes. Depending on which bus will come first, I use Transit Surfer to decide which stop to walk to. I bookmark Transit Surfer with multiple stops, like such:
http://tsrf.us/cgi-bin/pda.pl?l=3908&l=4702&l=6849

Using your app, I would need to look at each stop independently.

But if I could bookmark each stop, and then "merge" them - and have your application show me the busses for each stop, that would be GOLDEN!

Here is another example in the Woodstock neighborhood where multiple stop information is helpful to know where to head towards catch the quickest bus:
http://tsrf.us/cgi-bin/pda.pl?l=2737&l=6420&l=2541

A R Wallace said...

Actually, you can do this now, but it is more of an oversight. Just enter the stop ids separated but commas in the "Find stop" field. It will display the last stop name but it will have all the stops amalgamated!

John Reinhold said...

Yeah, it has all the data but is not too easy to use since it only shows one of the stop names...

There needs to be dividers/headers for each stop.

Again, this is really cool. I am just sharing my suggestions...

:)

Anonymous said...

Andrew,

I love your app!! Keep up the good work.

A R Wallace said...

John - I like the idea, but am "torn" over the what the best "use case" will be. I reckon the best idea would be to enable the user to "switch" between showing each stop under a separate heading and showing a combined list. (I prefer the combined page; I want to see which bus is coming first - I already know which stop to run to!). I'll put that on my list of things to do...

A R Wallace said...

Hi John - that feature has been released now, along with location services. I actually use that feature every day, so thanks!