TreKing (Chicago)

TreKing (Chicago)


Travel smarter with the most popular and award-winning† app for trekking around Chicago public transit on the CTA, Pace, and Metra!

This isn't just a bus or train tracker - with support for all major transit systems in Chicago (CTA, Pace, Metra, and even Indiana's South Shore Line) and more features than any other Chicago transit app, this powerful yet easy-to-use app will revolutionize your commute and simplify your life!

Please try the free version first to get a small taste of what this app can do.

† Apps4MetroChicago app contest finalist (Transportation round).

========== Key Features ==========

■ Vehicle arrival predictions ■
→ Real-time predictions for CTA buses
→ Real-time predictions for CTA trains
→ Real-time predictions for Pace buses
→ Real-time predictions for Metra trains
→ Scheduled predictions for South Shore Line
→ Watch predictions in the notification area
→ Set a destination - get estimated trip time
→ Home screen widget for predictions
→ Lock screen widget for predictions (4.2+)

■ Save frequently used stops ■
→ Organize saved stops with labels
→ Reorder, edit, and delete favorites easily
→ Auto + manual backups of all of your data

■ Alerts ■
→ Alerts for when to catch your ride
→ Alerts for when to get off at your stop
→ Pick the ringtone to play for these alerts

■ Nearby Stops ■
→ Find stops within up to a ½ mile radius
→ View routes + directions at those stops
→ Get predictions at any nearby stop

■ Powerful mapping features ■
→ 3D Google Maps V2 implementation
→ Plot any saved stop on a map
→ Find + plot bus stops anywhere in the city
→ View predictions right on the map
→ View vehicle locations + travel directions
→ View full route paths

■ Trip planning features ■
→ Step-by-step directions via public transit
→ Set arrival or departure time
→ Save most used queries for faster planning
→ Save generated directions for offline use

■ Even more features ■
→ Highly configurable to work how you want
- Favorite Routes filtering
→ Service alerts that may affect your trip
→ Import your data from free version
→ Data caching: fast loading + offline use
→ Built-in error and bug-reporting
→ Dedicated customer support - just email!

========== Additional Info ==========

This app is still under HEAVY, ACTIVE development!

Many more features still to come, with major updates every month or two!

Please email with suggestions, ideas, and feature requests!

Please see website for:
• Complete user guide / help pages
• Transit system limitations
• Detailed FAQs
• Permissions explanations

https://sites.google.com/site/trekingandroid/

========== DISCLAIMER ==========

This app uses Google Analytics for gathering ANONYMOUS app-usage statistics.

Recent changes:
3.0.3
Bug Fixes
* Crash on hitting Stop Widget button from widget action dialog
* Possible crash when rotating device on Quick Treks screen

Updates
+ Stripped out remnants of old maps
+ Handle CTA trains API error when no trains available on the map

Bug Fixes
+ Crash related to old maps
+ Crash rotating device repeatedly on Quick Treks screen
+ Location information getting lost on rotate on Quick Treks screen
+ Icons not showing up for directions in Trek Planner
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$4.00
92
4.6
User ratings
1013
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
1
File size
2654 kb
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About TreKing (Chicago)
Travel smarter with the most popular and award-winning† app for trekking around Chicago public transit on the CTA, Pace, and Metra!

This isn't just a bus or train tracker - with support for all major transit systems in Chicago (CTA, Pace, Metra, and even Indiana's South Shore Line) and more features than any other Chicago transit app, this powerful yet easy-to-use app will revolutionize your commute and simplify your life!

Please try the free version first to get a small taste of what this app can do.

† Apps4MetroChicago app contest finalist (Transportation round).

========== Key Features ==========

■ Vehicle arrival predictions ■
→ Real-time predictions for CTA buses
→ Real-time predictions for CTA trains
→ Real-time predictions for Pace buses
→ Real-time predictions for Metra trains
→ Scheduled predictions for South Shore Line
→ Watch predictions in the notification area
→ Set a destination - get estimated trip time
→ Home screen widget for predictions
→ Lock screen widget for predictions (4.2+)

■ Save frequently used stops ■
→ Organize saved stops with labels
→ Reorder, edit, and delete favorites easily
→ Auto + manual backups of all of your data

■ Alerts ■
→ Alerts for when to catch your ride
→ Alerts for when to get off at your stop
→ Pick the ringtone to play for these alerts

■ Nearby Stops ■
→ Find stops within up to a ½ mile radius
→ View routes + directions at those stops
→ Get predictions at any nearby stop

■ Powerful mapping features ■
→ 3D Google Maps V2 implementation
→ Plot any saved stop on a map
→ Find + plot bus stops anywhere in the city
→ View predictions right on the map
→ View vehicle locations + travel directions
→ View full route paths

■ Trip planning features ■
→ Step-by-step directions via public transit
→ Set arrival or departure time
→ Save most used queries for faster planning
→ Save generated directions for offline use

■ Even more features ■
→ Highly configurable to work how you want
- Favorite Routes filtering
→ Service alerts that may affect your trip
→ Import your data from free version
→ Data caching: fast loading + offline use
→ Built-in error and bug-reporting
→ Dedicated customer support - just email!

========== Additional Info ==========

This app is still under HEAVY, ACTIVE development!

Many more features still to come, with major updates every month or two!

Please email with suggestions, ideas, and feature requests!

Please see website for:
• Complete user guide / help pages
• Transit system limitations
• Detailed FAQs
• Permissions explanations

https://sites.google.com/site/trekingandroid/

========== DISCLAIMER ==========

This app uses Google Analytics for gathering ANONYMOUS app-usage statistics.

Recent changes:
3.0.3
Bug Fixes
* Crash on hitting Stop Widget button from widget action dialog
* Possible crash when rotating device on Quick Treks screen

Updates
+ Stripped out remnants of old maps
+ Handle CTA trains API error when no trains available on the map

Bug Fixes
+ Crash related to old maps
+ Crash rotating device repeatedly on Quick Treks screen
+ Location information getting lost on rotate on Quick Treks screen
+ Icons not showing up for directions in Trek Planner

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User reviews of TreKing (Chicago)
Excellent for CTA buses. Useful for Pace and trains, even without tracker - saves me from looking it up before heading out. Best feature: "watch" puts an icon in your icon tray so you can see how long til your bus comes without taking off your gloves to slide "open" your phone.
Feb 10, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 1, 2014
Solid, Functional, Reliable ... Beautiful! This app always had a great personality, but now it finally has the looks to match! Update 5.0 squashes the Gingerbread-era UI, resolving my only issue with this app. Thanks, Dev! This app reliably gets me where I need to go. (Nexus 5)
A Google User
Jun 1, 2014
Does what it says!
A Google User
Apr 23, 2014
The bedded
A Google User
Apr 14, 2014
Best Android app for the CTA This is hands down the best app I've seen out there for getting public transit info in the Chicagoland area. All of the agencies are represented, and having all of your most used trips easily available makes one less hassle to deal with on your morning commute.
A Google User
Apr 10, 2014
Needs improvement Still has a boring UI, and app disappears from home screen after every update. Otherwise, gets the job done.