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 https://github.com/argilo/BusFollower. Issues are tracked at https://github.com/argilo/BusFollower/issues. 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, ottawa bus follower, beta follower.

Recently changed in this version

* Updated with the latest stop information from OC Transpo.


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

    by Larisa Dabeka on 17/01/2014

    Best OC Transpo app by far.

  • (18 stars)

    by Shilan Taheri on 14/01/2014

    I love it and recommend it to everyone!

  • (18 stars)

    by Andy Ury on 03/01/2014

    Always accurate to the minute, never missed a bus. Only app I miss on iOS

  • (18 stars)

    by Michelle Parisien on 27/12/2013

    Best app ever.

  • (18 stars)

    by Cal Bunaventure on 17/12/2013

    Which is actually saying a lot for these type of apps

  • (18 stars)

    by beer patzer on 28/11/2013

    This is a terrific app, which is faster and nicer than others of this kind, but there are 2 minor annoyances: 1. The startup screen is a bit confusing when it asks you for the stop number _or_ a name. This should be a secondary option, because 90% of the time, I don't know the number (and don't care what it is). I prefer to find my stops visually on a map. 2. If there's only one choice of routes

  • (18 stars)

    by Melissa Grainger on 02/11/2013

    Love -Easy -Map -FREE Not so happy -timing off lately -Needs"favourites" -Can't always see your bus on the map :-( Please make changes!