TriMet apps

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TriMet apps tap into TriMet's free online databases to build programs for iPhone, Android, web and other platforms to make it easier to ride Portland's transit system. Their most common uses are for trip planning (similar to TriMet's own online trip planner), arrival times (similar to TriMet's own transit tracker) and mapping (similar to TriMet's own system map). These third-party apps typically add functions, such as mobile location-finding and graphical interfaces, that TriMet's own programs lack.

The apps are possible thanks to the agency's innovative effort to release its arrival data on the Web.

Trip planning

These are generally the most full-featured apps, telling you when the next bus or train is coming and figuring out how to get from one place to another in the TriMet system.

For all phones

Dadnab

For Android

Buster

iTransitBuddy

Despite being listed on TriMet's apps site, iTransitBuddy does not offer a Portland version as of August 2010.

Portland Transit (Android)

TransitGuru

For iPhone or iPad

Arrival

iBus-Portland

iTransitBuddy

Despite being listed on TriMet's apps site, iTransitBuddy does not seem to offer a Portland version as of August 2010.

PDX Bus

For web

TransitGuru

Google Maps

Arrival information

These apps tell you when a bus or train is coming, but unlike trip planning apps they don't spell out how to get from place to place.

For all phones

PDXT

Portland Transport SMS

Transit Surfer

Transitly

TriMet Tracker (web)

For BlackBerry

RailBandit

For Android

Transicast

For iPhone or iPad

Portland Transit (Apple)

StopFinder

UniBus

For Palm

TriMet Tracker (Palm)

TransitQ

For web

Transit Board

TriMet Arrival Times

Mapping

These apps aren't especially interactive; instead, they just provide map information of interest to transit riders.

For web

Portland Bike to Transit Map

[1]

Transit Maps

[2]

Transit Time Map

[3]

Transit Trips

[4]

Other tasks

These apps do other potentially neat things.

For iPhone

iNap

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