Transit Apple Apps Released


Reader Adrian advises:
Recently released for iPhone and iPod Touch owners in Auckland are a couple of applications that show public transport tabletable information.

Both Apps hold this information in a offline database, meaning that you can check bus, train or ferry times from anywhere and without requiring wireless data coverage.
You can save favourite trips to quickly see when your next departure is leaving everytime you start the App.
These Apps are perfect for frequent commuters who don’t want to have to carry a timetable around with them all the time. Search for “Transit Auckland” and “Timetable NZ” on the App Store or in iTunes and take your pick. If you live in Wellington then “Timetable NZ” will have timetables for capital as well.
Congratulations to the ARTA and MAXX for releasing timetable information to software developers and hopefully we’ll see more great Applications using this data in the future.”

Thanks Adran. Good on you!  I haven’t tried them yet so interested in anyone who has.

BTW I have been trying out an iPad and am very impressed. i was rather cycnical because of the hype but video looks awesome and books are brilliant to read on it - much to my big surprise!

Am watching the Matrix trailer!




  1. Dee says:

    I’ve sooo got to get myself an iPod - I am sick of carrying giant timetables around with me!

    as always, thanks for the head’s up on the world of PT @Jon C

  2. James Pole says:

    Do either apps offer the ability to work out a route involving more than one service. I know at least one of these apps can only look up one route at a time — making it near useless for most bus commuters in Auckland.

    For example, the simple trip from Mission Bay to Downtown (using a software which only allows you to search one route at a time) involves looking up 745, 746, 755, 756, 757, 767, 768 and 769 — which is obviously no help if you’re in a hurry!

  3. Jon C says:

    @Dee Hope you get one soon. You won’t regret it.

  4. Nick says:

    There is also AKL Transit downloadable here:
    @James Pole in the From the Map Screen you can tap Journey Planner which will launch Google Maps Directions search (includes: walking, buses, trains and ferries)

  5. Joshua says:

    Hopefully they bring out a real time app, so when your at a station that doesnt have real time information boards, it will show you.


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