Friday, July 2, 2010

PDX Bus 4.2 is finally available!

Lots of small changes - get it while it's hot!

- Support for iOS4 and fast switching between apps.  Regular features are designed to work on all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running OS version 3.0 and above.
- The current location "blue dot" is now shown on all maps.
- The tip planner map now shows the actual route of the busses and trains.
- Fixed usability issue with bookmarks - the bookmark icon can be used to edit or delete an existing bookmark was well as to add one.
- Routes, directions and stop names are cached until the end of each day (or optionally until the end of the week).  (TriMet tells me that routes only change at midnight - mostly they change weekly on Sunday but occasionally they change mid-week).
- Multiple bug fixes and tweaks (e.g.  fixed iPhone font issues introduced when adding iPad support, fixed different behavior of home button).


John said...

I use the iPod Touch and am a frequent user of your app using bookmarks. In the past, when I did not have Wi-Fi, I would get the stop ID number underneath the "No arrivals found" message and use it to call Trimet on my cell phone to access Transit Tracker info. However, with the two recent updates, the font is getting so small that I can't see the number anymore. :-(

Teleportaloo said...

Point taken! I put the actual error message about why it didn't get the data, but it is so small now it is hard to read. I'll try to fix it in the next release.

Ed H. said...

Congrats on the CivicApps wins!

I'd been hoping you'd win "Most Useful", too; but I suppose "Best of Show" is a decent runner-up. :-P

Now I guess I don't need to buy you that beer/coffee I offered... (Why didn't my identity show up on that one?)

Teleportaloo said...

John - I have added the stop ID in a much larger font when to the next that says "No arrivals found" text - it'll be in the next release, due some time this week.

Ed H - thanks! No idea why your identity didn't show up.