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

* Updated with the latest data from OC Transpo.

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

    by Houman Sanaei on 26/03/2015

    Finally a decent app for Ottawa transit

  • (72 stars)

    by Murielle Pierre on 09/03/2015

    If I could only have one app, this would be it!

  • (72 stars)

    by EmiSat1 on 06/03/2015

    Thank you very much Clayton. Your app is wonderful. It saved me from having to wait longer time for the bus in this cold weather :-) I love this app!

  • (72 stars)

    by Carol Mielke on 05/03/2015

    Very useful and accurate. Glad it was recommended to me.

  • (72 stars)

    by Lev Nefedov on 06/02/2015

    The only reason why its missing a star is because it missing 1 feature that I've seen on a couple of other apps. That is the favourite function. Say you have a stop that you know you use all the time. Tap on a star in the corner of the screen, and the selected bus route and stop will always show up at the top of the list when you open the application (until you unfavourite it). Keep the recent sto

  • (72 stars)

    by Derek Cole on 31/01/2015

    Best thing to ever happen to OC Transpo. Your unreliable bus is going NEVER be on time, might as well track it and know exactly when to go to the stop.

  • (72 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.

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