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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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.

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A Google User
May 3, 2015
Great App!! Thanks for the quick response, glad the app is back and running well!!
A Google User
May 2, 2015
I love this App! The update worked like a charm! Thanks a bunch! I didn't realize how much I missed it!!
A Google User
May 2, 2015
Updated -working Thanks! Its working again. I thought it was just me! Thanks for ur speedy fix! Hasn't been working for two days for me. Keeps saying all the sudden to check my network connection when nothing is wrong . other apps work fine
A Google User
May 2, 2015
Not working It used to work very fine until yesterday. It seems that the service went down.
A Google User
May 2, 2015
Excellent App! This app has been my favourite app for a long time. For the last couple days, however, it won't give me any info and has been telling me to check my network connection. I'm not the only one experiencing this, so hopefully it will be fixed soon :) edit: the app was fixed within the day! Absolutely awesome :D
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