Login Register
North East Buses Local Bus Scene Bus Operations, Management & Infrastructure
Mobile Apps
#11
(19/11/2013, 21:58)GuyParkRoyal Wrote: Arriva have launched their free Arriva Bus App which provides timetables, journey planners, route maps, local news and service updates for all Arriva locations excluding the TFL area. The app is available now for iPhone and there should be an android version at the end of this month.
http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/app/

Real time bus map should be trialled in the North East early in the new year, then extended across the country if successful.
Forum Moderator   | Let us know if you have any issues

Commercial Manager, Stagecarriage
Reply
#12
(19/11/2013, 21:58)GuyParkRoyal Wrote: Arriva have launched their free Arriva Bus App which provides timetables, journey planners, route maps, local news and service updates for all Arriva locations excluding the TFL area. The app is available now for iPhone and there should be an android version at the end of this month.
http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/app/

Seen that. Personally think they should have waited and released it cross-platform rather than two separate launches.
Reply
#13
Having used the Arriva live tracking app on and off for a while now, Black Friday and its inevitable delays prompted use of the GNE app for the first time yesterday.
Whilst the display and set up is similar to the ones used by train operators in showing the movement between specific stops, I much prefer the live tracking seen on the ANE version.

I could tell my GNE bus was on its way, but couldn't identify if it was moving, stuck at a stop etc. It was a case of 'it's passed X, but not sure where it is in relation to Y'.

However, when I tested it out on a service running in pairs, the app didn't translate that. It just said when A bus was due. Not that there were two.

Still useful, compared to not having a clue if it was running or not.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
Reply
#14
(26/11/2016, 13:27)Andreos1 Wrote: Having used the Arriva live tracking app on and off for a while now, Black Friday and its inevitable delays prompted use of the GNE app for the first time yesterday.
Whilst the display and set up is similar to the ones used by train operators in showing the movement between specific stops, I much prefer the live tracking seen on the ANE version.

I could tell my GNE bus was on its way, but couldn't identify if it was moving, stuck at a stop etc. It was a case of 'it's passed X, but not sure where it is in relation to Y'.

However, when I tested it out on a service running in pairs, the app didn't translate that. It just said when A bus was due. Not that there were two.

Still useful, compared to not having a clue if it was running or not.
About half the buses dont track on android or live ones stop tracking. It's also incredibily slow, crashes and all sorts. It just follows the timetables, it takes 1 minute to get from marley hill to sunnide but timetabled for 3. If a bus says it's 4 mins due, it means it's going to be at my stop within 30 seconds.
Apparently it's better for apple, but I still think there's a long way to come until it's reliable.
Half the stops in country durham still have 43 instead of 6, and dont show half the services which run there. Stand G on stanley only shows the 16A consett bound and 816 durham bound. The 16A leaves on stand D to consett, whereas the 16 leaves to durham on G.
It's utterly unreliable if you have no clue about the area you're in. Better sticking to paper, but if you're experienced it's a starting point for what's to come at least.

Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
Reply
#15
(26/11/2016, 13:27)Andreos1 Wrote: Having used the Arriva live tracking app on and off for a while now, Black Friday and its inevitable delays prompted use of the GNE app for the first time yesterday.
Whilst the display and set up is similar to the ones used by train operators in showing the movement between specific stops, I much prefer the live tracking seen on the ANE version.

I could tell my GNE bus was on its way, but couldn't identify if it was moving, stuck at a stop etc. It was a case of 'it's passed X, but not sure where it is in relation to Y'.

However, when I tested it out on a service running in pairs, the app didn't translate that. It just said when A bus was due. Not that there were two.

Still useful, compared to not having a clue if it was running or not.

You mean to say that you've ditched the Windows Mobile?

And here was me thinking that you had more faith in the product than Microsoft have! Tongue
Reply
#16
(30/11/2016, 21:35)Adrian Wrote: You mean to say that you've ditched the Windows Mobile?

And here was me thinking that you had more faith in the product than Microsoft have! Tongue

Nah, still with Windows. Ended up with an Android work phone.
It obviously has more apps, but much prefer the Windows OS.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
Reply
#17
The issues with timetables and tracking with the GNE app are persisting it seems.

No idea what the issue is, but hopefully it will be resolved soon.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
Reply
#18
(06/01/2017, 20:22)Andreos1 Wrote: The issues with timetables and tracking with the GNE app are persisting it seems.

No idea what the issue is, but hopefully it will be resolved soon.
It's resolved on android. You have to press the menu list button on the top left and click live stops.

Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
Reply
#19
(06/01/2017, 20:51)Jamie M Wrote: It's resolved on android. You have to press the menu list button on the top left and click live stops.

Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk

That's what I was using. Had a good play about too before heading to the stop.


May have to do a good old 'switch off/switch back on'.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
Reply
#20
(06/01/2017, 21:26)Andreos1 Wrote: That's what I was using. Had a good play about too before heading to the stop.


May have to do a good old 'switch off/switch back on'.
Mines just disappeared completely again... oh well!

Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
Reply