Embark transit apps officially dead

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by DaveTheRave, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2003
    Looking for a good replacement with nice design, frequent schedule updates, works offline, and covers NJ Transit, NYC, and Boston. I'm Any recommendations? Apple maps doesn't have the same functionality as the Embark apps. Thanks

    Edit: I'm willing to pay for an app that doesn't have ads, too. Thanks.
  2. WordsmithMR macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2015
    I use Citymapper for NJT and PATH/MTA/NYC and it has been amazing (also seems to have good coverage for other major cities like Boston). Continuous updates that have improved it greatly since launch. Extremely accurate with the live feeds and great at alerting you of issues, such as a transit line being delayed. Def worth checking out. The only thing is, I am not sure how it's offline mode works or if it even has an offline mode.

    Just checked the app. No offline mode but it does remember the trip that you are on. Which I have used that feature with my watch underground and it was accurate.
  3. DaveTheRave thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2003
    Citymapper looks good. So does Transit App. Anyone know which is better?
  4. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Not exactly what you're looking for, but if you spend any time in Boston you definitely need to pick up "ProximiT"... awesome little app that sends you a notification for how long until the next train as you walk toward a T station (it uses geofences).

    With an Apple Watch it's straight up futuristic... about a block away from the T stop I get a notification right to my wrist telling me how long until the next train. Lift my wrist to check it out and then decide if I need to run or not ;-)

    As for a transit app (for routing)... I honestly just use Google Maps.

    For busses in particular I use "Where's My MBTA Bus". In particular I like how I can look up a specific bus at a specific stop... and the app also shows me alternatives that make sense.

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