Ottawa Bus Follower

Ottawa Bus Follower


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Tired of freezing in the cold waiting for a bus that's late? This app will let you stay warm inside until your bus is near. It displays the locations and estimated arrival times of Ottawa buses using GPS data supplied by OC Transpo.

To begin, search for a stop by number or name, or choose one from the map. Then choose the bus route you're interested in, and you'll see data for the next three arrivals at that stop. You can refresh the results at any time to stay up to date. Tapping on a bus will bring up more information about it.

Please note that OC Transpo does not yet supply GPS information for all buses, and that you will see GPS information only for buses that have begun their trip toward your stop. These are limitations of OC Transpo's systems, and there is little my app can do about them. When GPS data is not available, scheduled arrival times will appear instead of estimated times.

This is an open source project released under the GPL. Source code is available at Issues are tracked at Bug reports and code contributions are welcome!

I would like to thank the following contributors:
* Alnoor Allidina - beta testing, bug reporting
* Greg Fletcher - beta testing, French translation
* Sonja Kisa - French translation
* Karen Schindel - beta testing
* Teodora Alexandrova - beta testing

Tags: bus follower, beta follower, ottawa bus follower.

Recently changed in this version

* Bug fix

Comments and ratings for Ottawa Bus Follower
  • (51 stars)

    by Derek Noble on 03/01/2015

    Props to the developer on making a free app that does what it says. Helped me catch transfer buses regularly and nice to see the developer continues to support the app. Nothing in this app shouldn't be here and never wanted anything more from it. Higly recommend it.

  • (51 stars)

    by Adam Balkovec on 02/01/2015

    The fact that OC has not made such an app itself is shocking. But even if it did, I would likely stick with this one

  • (51 stars)

    by Sean Belyea on 02/01/2015

    I have been using it daily for quite some time now. Seeing your busses plotted on a map let's you know exactly when to go catch one without waiting long in the cold. I've used other bus apps, but none compare. Thanks!

  • (51 stars)

    by Lise Gervais on 01/01/2015

    This app helps when winter weather is getting bad, good to know when the next bus is coming so you can duck in and stay warm somewhere. Thanks. When it works, it works well.

  • (51 stars)

    by Mary Religa on 31/12/2014

    I loved this app until the latest updates. Now it no longer works. Stop numbers beginning with a zero are no longer valid.

  • (51 stars)

    by eyasu tesfa on 31/12/2014


  • (51 stars)

    by Ameripigs WillCry on 31/12/2014

    No problems, good estimated times and GPS tracking

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