Saturday, February 21, 2009

Streetcar detours!

I just noticed a bug!  The streetcar has a "detour" today, but because the Streetcar data is different the software cannot detect it.  I have a fix for it now, but I won't update it until there are more things to fix.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Version 2.1 submitted...

Version 2.1 with the new icon and new arrivals page has been submitted to the iTunes store. I think this will be my last update for a while (too many updates can be a bad thing!).

Pictures of the new screens are already in the iTunes store, a little early.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Next release nearly ready - new icon, bigger cleaner fonts

I am now doing final testing of the next version.  I have added a new icon and updated the main user interface to have bigger, cleaner fonts. I also added a "shake to refresh" feature for fun!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What's with the icon?


I've had two pieces of feedback concerning the icon... so I'll explain myself.  The problem is that all of TriMet's maps, graphics, and logos are copyrighted.  So, I can't really use them.  The bus graphic that I chose is in the public domain.

I'm no artist, and so coming up with a new icon is actually quite hard for me, harder than new features.  I am trying to think of something better... but it is hard.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ready to download!

Wow - that was approved and ready to go in just 24 hours. Nice!  I have also updated the pictures on in iTunes too.  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


The next version has been submitted to the iTunes store - it'll take about a week  to be approved, or rejected now.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


I forgot to post that I was interviewed.

New version now has even more features and is in the very final stages of testing...

Sunday, February 1, 2009

New version implemented - testing continues!

I have finished implementing the next version, now I'm just testing and testing and testing. This new version has the following new features:
  • The long awaited bookmark editing features. e.g. the ability to add and remove stop ids from a bookmark, rename bookmarks, and add a new bookmark from the main screen.
  • Configuration options in the Settings panel of the iPhone. Options include putting the bookmarks at the top, the number of recents stops to display, and how the app works with Google Maps.
  • Nighttime visibility flasher - a flashing screen that can be used at night so that drivers can see you.
  • Improved formatting of detours.
  • Improved stability and bug fixes.
As I said, I am now in testing mode while I ensure it is all stable. I will need ideas for the next version after this...