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MBTA Featured App Contest

Postby dbperry » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:08 am

http://www.mbtaapprfp.com/

Which app most-effectively gives commuters the real-time MBTA information needed to navigate their way around the Boston region?

A public forum will be held on Aug. 12th at 10 Park Plaza, where developers will showcase their products. This event will feature a group of finalists from existing apps currently being used by the public.

The winner will have their app featured prominently on the MBTA website for a full year, and be officially endorsed by the MBTA. The winner will be announced on August 12th.
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Re: MBTA Featured App Contest

Postby BandA » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:41 pm

"There can be only one". A year is a very long time in software.
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Re: MBTA Featured App Contest

Postby Arlington » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:31 am

What is your favorite Commuter Rail "my next train" app?

I am looking for one that is fast to load and looks at just "my morning stop" and "my evening stop"--and remembers these two without wanting to see my GPS. Just show me both and I know where I am, thanks.

(I find StefanW"s tracker and the Transit App both too powerful --showing me way too much info vs the simple question: is my train on tme or if I am off schedule what is my next option)
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Re: MBTA Featured App Contest

Postby dbperry » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:29 am

I like MBTA Rail Tracker for simple data. Not exactly what you're looking for in terms of indivdually customization, but pretty quick to click through to your train.
http://www.mbtatracker.com/

MBTATrains.com is a more simplistic map-based tracker. Again, exactly what you're looking for, but somewhat 'cleaner' interface than Stefan's actual map based web page.

More links to other stuff here:
http://framwormbta.weebly.com/helpful-links.html
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Re: MBTA Featured App Contest

Postby dbperry » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:33 am

Five finalists are here:
http://mbtaapps.com/

You can RSVP to attend the public presentation with this EventBrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/selection- ... 7009571355

WHEN
Friday, August 12, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar
WHERE
10 Park Plaza 2nd Floor, Conference Room 1, Boston, MA 02116

Please join us for a public forum to be held on Aug. 12th at 10 Park Plaza, where transit app developers will showcase their products.

This event will feature a group of finalists from existing apps currently being used by the public.

Agenda
12:05 Introduction: David Block-Schachter
12:10 MBTA open Data: David Barker
12:15 App Accessibility: Miriam Cooper
12:20 Moovit
12:40 Transit
1:00 Moovel
1:20 Swiftly
1:40 Transloc

The winner will have their app featured prominently on the MBTA website for a full year, and be officially endorsed by the MBTA. The winner will be announced in September.
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Re: MBTA Featured App Contest

Postby Arlington » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:16 pm

Thanks dbperry, for the suggestions. I have bookmarked the mbtainfo.com pages for my home stop and North Station and will see how that goes.
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