Below are the winning apps and mashups from the Developer Challenge, recognized for their outstanding use of Metro data!
LA Metro Alerts
By Ross MacFarland
Provides NextBus arrival times to Android phones. Highlights include bookmarking of stops and the ability to get alerts when buses/trains are a desired amount of time away.
“A great app that’s easy to use…just pick it up and use the tool – all very intuitive.”
By Robert Martin and Andrew Greene
Displays real-time updates for all buses arriving at the Cal State LA campus using NextBus prediction services. Also displays upcoming Metrolink train arrivals. Designed for iPhones.
“A simple yet user-friendly app with a design well suited for handhelds.”
Walkscore Public Transit API
By Aleisha Jacobson, Matt Lerner and Josh Herst
Returns the Transit Score for a location and provides easy access to nearby public transit stops and routes. Programmers can use the Public Transit API on their sites as well.
Multimodal Trip Helper
By C. K. Wong
Highlights bus arrival predictions and bikeways to enable users to better plan their transit-bicycle trips. This application is best viewed in Internet Explorer. Microsoft Silverlight plug-in is also required.
“Very handy to have routing and realtime data in relationship with bike routes.”
By Aaron Bannert
Allows the user to access nearby routes and stops, check real-time arrival predictions, track the progress along a route, and watch for transit alerts. A Favorites list can also be created for easy access to one’s favorite stops. For use on iPhones.
“Has a great look and feel, and provides a route and stop selection process that is easy to use.”
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