TriMet iPhone App.

You know, the iPhone is a neat little thing. The boyo and I like to think of it as the Douglas Adams’ Guide come to life. Have a question? Ask The Guide (as we’ve come to refer to it). What time is the movie? Ask The Guide! What is the freakin’ temperature and will it be this hot again tomorrow?! The Guide can tell you!
I’m not here to advertise for the phone, however, but to talk about a neat little thing that someone emailed me about that should hopefully be available soon for The Guide.

I received an email over a week ago about a new application that’s being worked on to allow people to use The Guide to work with TriMet. This application will allow one to find the nearest stop, find out when the next bus is headed to that stop, which stops are on a route, and give information on a specific Stop ID. Pretty neat, huh? This should be available by sometime this month to early next month as rights on names and such are still being worked out.

Personally, I think The Guide could use this little app., especially as I try to use public transport more and more and the car less and less. Think of how much easier this would make it to travel via bus!? It may even single-handedly stop congestion!

Ok, ok! So that’s going a bit overboard, but I know that if I had an easier way to get the info I needed on how to get from point A to point B, I’d never be tempted to use my car again… not that it’s here yet… I’m still having it transported up… and have yet to have a place to transport it to.

Here are some screen shots to allow you to see how this would work:

3 Comments so far

  1. acetracer on July 20th, 2008 @ 6:35 pm

    A very nice iPhone web app already exists, made by @mattking.

    Point your "Guide" to

  2. jtbandes on July 20th, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

    Ah, but can it find stops based on your current location? Can it display detailed information about the bus location and arrival? I don’t think so!

    (Of course, I’m a bit biased, as I’m the developer of the app. But go ahead and use it… it’ll be a good temporary solution until my app gets in the app store ;) )

  3. clevergirl on July 21st, 2008 @ 12:06 pm

    This is so very cool. I was just thinking that it would be a handy thing to have (a TriMet "Guide" app) when I was trying to figure out my stop ID so I could check the TransitTracker on my new 3G. I’m looking forward to it! jtbandes – let me know if you need any beta testers. ^_^

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