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

* Work around a problem with OC Transpo's servers.

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

    by Rima Kumar on 11/05/2015

    Good for low frequency buses. But gets confusing for high frequency buses.

  • (72 stars)

    by Paul Do on 06/05/2015

    Not sure if this is a compatibility issue with the new android lollipop update, but the drop down menu in the search has issues showing the stop names, it's just a white space with no text, however the stops are still there so if a press a random space it will take me to a new page with the bus times

  • (72 stars)

    by John Koh on 04/05/2015

    Minimal but functional. Great little app for any OC Transpo rider.

  • (72 stars)

    by Kim Hunt on 03/05/2015

    Thanks for the quick response, glad the app is back and running well!!

  • (72 stars)

    by Maque Dow on 02/05/2015

    I love this App! The update worked like a charm! Thanks a bunch! I didn't realize how much I missed it!!

  • (72 stars)

    by Trinh Ha on 02/05/2015

    Thanks! Its working again. I thought it was just me! Thanks for ur speedy fix! Hasn't been working for two days for me. Keeps saying all the sudden to check my network connection when nothing is wrong . other apps work fine

  • (72 stars)

    by Jesus Federico on 02/05/2015

    It used to work very fine until yesterday. It seems that the service went down.

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