Tiramisu

Tiramisu


Beta Version:
This application is currently a beta release, so the user experience may not be as optimal as desired.

Tiramisu is a crowd powered app aimed at helping people make better use of the public transit. It empowers people by allowing them to track buses in real time and provide other users with dynamic and accurate information about the location of a bus and its fullness.

If you tell Tiramisu what bus you are on, you can “record" your ride using the GPS in your phone. Tiramisu uses this recorded information to calculate real-time arrival information for other Tiramisu users. It will automatically stop recording at your destination. At the request of users, Tiramisu uses much less battery power than before.

When using Tiramisu, you can see bus information through a map, lists of nearby stops, and favorites that you pick. Use the "Get On" feature to see the stops nearest you. Buses labeled as Real-Time are buses with a fellow Tiramisu user on board. The Historic label is for buses fellow users have recorded frequently but nobody is currently on board. If neither is available, Tiramisu will show you the printed Scheduled arrive time.

Tiramisu also lets you rate bus fullness and report suggestions, problems, and positive experiences to the transit agency, with or without pictures. The website http://www.tiramisutransit.com has a live map and the contributed reports from users. If you submit a report, look for feedback on the website.

Tiramisu is mostly TalkBack compatible and includes other features designed to support riders with disabilities. Tiramisu is aimed at making public transit easy to access for everyone.

The application currently supports the Port Authority of Allegheny County (the transit agency for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) and the Carnegie Mellon University bus shuttle. We will be adding more agencies soon – stay tuned!

This application is associated with research at the RERC on Accessible Public Transportation (http://www.rercapt.org) at Carnegie Mellon University. If you have questions about the research, contact: [email protected] Please submit suggestions on improvements through the app store or to [email protected]

Please use with Android versions 2.1 or later.

Recent changes:
But fixes to bus load display. Tiramisu Transit now operates in Pittsburgh and New York City.
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About Tiramisu
Beta Version:
This application is currently a beta release, so the user experience may not be as optimal as desired.

Tiramisu is a crowd powered app aimed at helping people make better use of the public transit. It empowers people by allowing them to track buses in real time and provide other users with dynamic and accurate information about the location of a bus and its fullness.

If you tell Tiramisu what bus you are on, you can “record" your ride using the GPS in your phone. Tiramisu uses this recorded information to calculate real-time arrival information for other Tiramisu users. It will automatically stop recording at your destination. At the request of users, Tiramisu uses much less battery power than before.

When using Tiramisu, you can see bus information through a map, lists of nearby stops, and favorites that you pick. Use the "Get On" feature to see the stops nearest you. Buses labeled as Real-Time are buses with a fellow Tiramisu user on board. The Historic label is for buses fellow users have recorded frequently but nobody is currently on board. If neither is available, Tiramisu will show you the printed Scheduled arrive time.

Tiramisu also lets you rate bus fullness and report suggestions, problems, and positive experiences to the transit agency, with or without pictures. The website http://www.tiramisutransit.com has a live map and the contributed reports from users. If you submit a report, look for feedback on the website.

Tiramisu is mostly TalkBack compatible and includes other features designed to support riders with disabilities. Tiramisu is aimed at making public transit easy to access for everyone.

The application currently supports the Port Authority of Allegheny County (the transit agency for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) and the Carnegie Mellon University bus shuttle. We will be adding more agencies soon – stay tuned!

This application is associated with research at the RERC on Accessible Public Transportation (http://www.rercapt.org) at Carnegie Mellon University. If you have questions about the research, contact: [email protected] Please submit suggestions on improvements through the app store or to [email protected]

Please use with Android versions 2.1 or later.

Recent changes:
But fixes to bus load display. Tiramisu Transit now operates in Pittsburgh and New York City.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
May 23, 2015
Good when the devs aren't busy breaking it This app and the "bus pgh" app are essentials for bus riders in Pittsburgh. My only criticism of tiramisu is that devs tinker with (and break) the functionality of this app during peak usage time. They could learn a thing or two about "change control" and "upgrade" their db at 3a.m. when no busses are running as opposed to making changes mid day on a weekday, breaking the app (for days at time) during prime time usage. Deducting a star for the wasteful HUGE font they starting using too
A Google User
May 14, 2015
Tiramisu I love this, a lot. It helps me, to know when a bus is coming
A Google User
Apr 9, 2015
Connection Issues Since Android Update This app used to work wonderfully for me until I upgraded to android 5.0. Now I get constant messages saying that it cannot connect to the server, it takes up to five minutes or longer to load and show stops and the list view will not show up till the stops do on the map so it's become pointless to try to use this app.
A Google User
Mar 25, 2015
Been a life saver. Giving real time is a blessing
A Google User
Jan 22, 2015
Valuable app for bus riders When it works, this is THE best app to use when catching a bus. Other apps only show half hour blocks, while Tiramisu can at times lists times for the next hour plus. This app is also the friendliest in terms of identifying if a stop is inbound our outbound. The only thing lacking in this app is a VISUALIZATION of the real time tracking of busses, other apps do that better.
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