Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tip: Update stop location database for new Transit Mall

Today the Max Yellow line and Vintage Trolley will start to use the new Transit Mall tracks, so these stations are now open. PDX Bus will work as normal... except that "Locate Nearby Stops" won't know about these new stops. I recommend choosing the "Update stop location database" for these stops to be found.

(Everything else will work just fine even if you don't update the stop database, it is only used for locating nearby stops).

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tip: Customize PDX Bus with settings

From the iPhone's main screen, if you choose "Settings" then scroll down to "PDX Bus" there are several different options you can change (this picture is from the next version so has a few more...)

Options include:
- make it display the last stop when it starts (this is ON by default, so if you don't like it, you can turn it OFF).
- make it display the trip planner at the start (this is OFF by default, I added it just in case someone used this a lot).
- bookmarks at the top (this is OFF by default, but it is great if you often use the same stops and don't often enter stop IDs. You won't have to scroll so much).

Have fun!