Depot: Chicago CTA Tracker

Depot: Chicago CTA Tracker


Formerly "Transit Tracker: Chicago CTA"



Depot is a tracking tool for the buses and trains of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

Do you use the same Chicago bus or train every morning in your commute? Among many features, this app allows you to place a widget on your home screen to track a specific stop, so you can see real-time arrivals and alerts for your commute the second you unlock your phone.



Depot Chicago lets you:
- Quickly see a map or list of nearby routes and stops
- Save your favorite stops in organized groups for easy access
- Track upcoming buses and trains on a map
- See relevant CTA service alerts for all bus and train routes
- Plot route paths on a map for convenient reference
- Tap or search anywhere on the map of Chicago to see stops and routes near to that location
- Place a widget on your home screen to track arrivals for a specific route and stop (great for commutes or other commonly-used routes)



Premium users get access to these features:
- Active tracking: Arrival times pinned to your notification bar, refreshed automatically every minute
- Smart alarms: Alarms that let you know (1) when to leave your house and (2) when your stop is coming up (if you're currently on a bus or train)
- More widget sizes: Instant arrival times on your home screen with more options for space efficiency
- Vehicle sharing: Friends can track your location and get a notification when you reach your destination stop
- Vehicle following: See which stops are coming up and when



Depot Chicago is easy to use, features a sleek design, and does not have any in-app advertisements. All transit data comes directly from the Chicago Transit Authority.



Permissions requested:
Location - The app uses your location to show you nearby CTA bus stops and train stations.
Photo/Media/Files - The app stores certain CTA data locally on your device so that it does not have to use the internet every time it needs to access that data. This saves you time and data usage.
In-app Purchases - There is an optional paid upgrade for premium features.



This app is neither made nor endorsed by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

Recent changes:
- Re-implemented location search feature on map screen
- Fixed issues with user location being inaccurate or not updating properly
- UI: Shrank app logo in navigation drawer
- UI: Added shadows to some floating buttons and dialogs
- UI: New animation when clearing recent stops
- UI: Fixed highlighting when pressing list items
- UI: Added landscape layouts for the arrivals and map search screens
- Various bug fixes (as always)
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Installs
5,000+
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File size
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About Depot: Chicago CTA Tracker
Formerly "Transit Tracker: Chicago CTA"



Depot is a tracking tool for the buses and trains of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

Do you use the same Chicago bus or train every morning in your commute? Among many features, this app allows you to place a widget on your home screen to track a specific stop, so you can see real-time arrivals and alerts for your commute the second you unlock your phone.



Depot Chicago lets you:
- Quickly see a map or list of nearby routes and stops
- Save your favorite stops in organized groups for easy access
- Track upcoming buses and trains on a map
- See relevant CTA service alerts for all bus and train routes
- Plot route paths on a map for convenient reference
- Tap or search anywhere on the map of Chicago to see stops and routes near to that location
- Place a widget on your home screen to track arrivals for a specific route and stop (great for commutes or other commonly-used routes)



Premium users get access to these features:
- Active tracking: Arrival times pinned to your notification bar, refreshed automatically every minute
- Smart alarms: Alarms that let you know (1) when to leave your house and (2) when your stop is coming up (if you're currently on a bus or train)
- More widget sizes: Instant arrival times on your home screen with more options for space efficiency
- Vehicle sharing: Friends can track your location and get a notification when you reach your destination stop
- Vehicle following: See which stops are coming up and when



Depot Chicago is easy to use, features a sleek design, and does not have any in-app advertisements. All transit data comes directly from the Chicago Transit Authority.



Permissions requested:
Location - The app uses your location to show you nearby CTA bus stops and train stations.
Photo/Media/Files - The app stores certain CTA data locally on your device so that it does not have to use the internet every time it needs to access that data. This saves you time and data usage.
In-app Purchases - There is an optional paid upgrade for premium features.



This app is neither made nor endorsed by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

Recent changes:
- Re-implemented location search feature on map screen
- Fixed issues with user location being inaccurate or not updating properly
- UI: Shrank app logo in navigation drawer
- UI: Added shadows to some floating buttons and dialogs
- UI: New animation when clearing recent stops
- UI: Fixed highlighting when pressing list items
- UI: Added landscape layouts for the arrivals and map search screens
- Various bug fixes (as always)
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Mar 24, 2015
Great interface Does everything Transit Tracks does with a nicer interface.
A Google User
Mar 18, 2015
Love the map view Just installed it, but already love the map view that shows you the specific route. Convenient when you are taking a bus that you are not familiar with.
A Google User
Mar 18, 2015
Etachicago doesn't work for me Those app is a great replacement. Wish the near by feature matched eta
A Google User
Mar 14, 2015
Best CTA transit app available! I've used many CTA transit apps and this one is by far the most beautiful and user friendly.
A Google User
Mar 9, 2015
Pretty good, add wear support please Pretty good, the design is very nice though there are some tiny quirks, like the icon is larger than other circular icons. Also the notification with upcoming times doesn't show on my Moto 360 which was my main reason for purchasing the app. Please fix.
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