Ottawa Bus Follower

Ottawa Bus Follower


Tired of freezing in the cold waiting for a bus that's late? This app will let you stay warm inside until your bus is near. It displays the locations and estimated arrival times of Ottawa buses using GPS data supplied by OC Transpo.

To begin, search for a stop by number or name, or choose one from the map. Then choose the bus route you're interested in, and you'll see data for the next three arrivals at that stop. You can refresh the results at any time to stay up to date. Tapping on a bus will bring up more information about it.

Please note that OC Transpo does not yet supply GPS information for all buses, and that you will see GPS information only for buses that have begun their trip toward your stop. These are limitations of OC Transpo's systems, and there is little my app can do about them. When GPS data is not available, scheduled arrival times will appear instead of estimated times.

This is an open source project released under the GPL. Source code is available at https://github.com/argilo/BusFollower. Issues are tracked at https://github.com/argilo/BusFollower/issues. Bug reports and code contributions are welcome!

I would like to thank the following contributors:
* Alnoor Allidina - beta testing, bug reporting
* Greg Fletcher - beta testing, French translation
* Sonja Kisa - French translation
* Karen Schindel - beta testing
* Teodora Alexandrova - beta testing

Recent changes:
* Work around a problem with OC Transpo's servers.
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4.5
User ratings
235
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
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File size
353 kb
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About Ottawa Bus Follower
Tired of freezing in the cold waiting for a bus that's late? This app will let you stay warm inside until your bus is near. It displays the locations and estimated arrival times of Ottawa buses using GPS data supplied by OC Transpo.

To begin, search for a stop by number or name, or choose one from the map. Then choose the bus route you're interested in, and you'll see data for the next three arrivals at that stop. You can refresh the results at any time to stay up to date. Tapping on a bus will bring up more information about it.

Please note that OC Transpo does not yet supply GPS information for all buses, and that you will see GPS information only for buses that have begun their trip toward your stop. These are limitations of OC Transpo's systems, and there is little my app can do about them. When GPS data is not available, scheduled arrival times will appear instead of estimated times.

This is an open source project released under the GPL. Source code is available at https://github.com/argilo/BusFollower. Issues are tracked at https://github.com/argilo/BusFollower/issues. Bug reports and code contributions are welcome!

I would like to thank the following contributors:
* Alnoor Allidina - beta testing, bug reporting
* Greg Fletcher - beta testing, French translation
* Sonja Kisa - French translation
* Karen Schindel - beta testing
* Teodora Alexandrova - beta testing

Recent changes:
* Work around a problem with OC Transpo's servers.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 16, 2015
Great app. Some times are off from actual arrivals recently. Is there an update needed?
A Google User
May 29, 2015
Bus stop Since the update it stopped showing which bus comes and now it shows there are no upcoming trips for this route for every single stop... Please fix asap
A Google User
May 11, 2015
Good for select buses Good for low frequency buses. But gets confusing for high frequency buses.
A Google User
May 6, 2015
Drop down menu issue Not sure if this is a compatibility issue with the new android lollipop update, but the drop down menu in the search has issues showing the stop names, it's just a white space with no text, however the stops are still there so if a press a random space it will take me to a new page with the bus times
A Google User
May 4, 2015
Simple but effective Minimal but functional. Great little app for any OC Transpo rider.