An all-singing, all-dancing Tube guide and planner that tries to help you catch that next tube train.
by on March 14, 2010
It’s the simple yet essential ideas for apps such as this that makes third party development so important. For a mere pound you can put a dynamic, searchable Tube timetable into your pocket.
There are apps aplenty like this on other platforms, so there’s a lot to live up to. The basic function is to make sure you don’t miss the next Tube, so it happily displays a service status so you know which lines are closed this weekend though it omits the DLR and Overground status. More importantly it displays when the next train is due at whichever station you select.
But this isn’t done as well as it could be, it’ll restrict the stations to the line you selected but the direction and platform selection is left open.
It then takes you to a list of departure times with only the directions or platforms for that station. Why not just display those in the first place? There is a map built in but on our phone it was too small to read and just seemed like a down-scaled bitmap. It also omits any travel planner.
These may not be essential for seasoned commuters they’re still handy for everyone else.
Buy this app: Download the TubeRun app now
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