Beaches77 wrote:The SMS service is secondhand not linked in with the iPhone tripview. I gave trialled it over 3 different nights and the SMS service is a lot mor accurate (when it works) it looks like the tripview application is based on timetables only.
I can't see why they can't have an application like tramtracker in Melbourne, that is very accurate, and you can even try and find a specific tram number!
Commuters love it, but plug pulled on bus app
June 18, 2011
Dead ... An app that allowed users to follow buses on their paths through the city received more than 200,000 views in the two weeks it was live.
IT TOOK Ben Hosken 1½ days to create an application about Sydney Buses that people wanted to use. It took the government two weeks to close it down.
In February, Mr Hosken was given access to live traffic information that provided, at two-minute intervals, live updates of where State Transit buses sat on Sydney roads.
The government had thrown open the information two weeks before an ''app day'' it hosted on February 19 ''for developers and public servants to come together and make web apps using NSW government data''.
Through his firm Flink Labs, Mr Hosken took less than two days to turn the information, collected by the Roads and Traffic Authority using GPS tags on buses into an application allowing users to follow buses on their paths through the city.
Buses were colour-coded according to route. Users could zoom in to see where the next bus was.
The application was an immediate success. In the two weeks it was live, it received more than 200,000 views.
The manager of IT operations at State Transit emailed to ask where Flink Labs got its data from, what was its plan for it and whether it would turn it into a proper mobile phone app.
''I was like well, it is your data - you've made it available,'' Mr Hosken said.
But by February 28, the government withdrew the live bus data and the program was dead.
''We really hoped … that the data would be made available, because it obviously struck a chord,'' Mr Hosken said.
State Transit has since set up a text message service to tell commuters how far away their bus is.
But a spokesman for the Transport Department yesterday said the government did not yet have sufficient computer capacity to provide real-time bus information permanently.
''The system is not yet able to provide a reliable or sustainable feed,'' the spokesman said.
He said the department was committed to ''providing data to developers''.
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Emm Kay Vee wrote:Bringing up an old topic, but I visited this website a whle ago (http://184.108.40.206/sta/query.php) and noticed that several routes from private operators now appear on the list.
Although, it hasn't been updated since mid March.
The Public Transport Information and Priority System (PTIPS) has been deployed to almost 3000 buses, including all STA buses and buses from seven private bus companies, and will be deployed to the remainder of the NSW private bus fleet by March 2013. It gives bus operators a valuable real-time service monitoring tool. An SMS service that provides bus passengers with real-time bus arrival prediction information is receiving around 180,000 requests per week. Applications for iPhone and Android smartphones are currently being developed to provide more user-friendly and enhanced features to supplement the SMS service, together with a publicly accessible real-time bus status data feed for use by application developers.
Daniel wrote:Interestingly from the Draft Sydney Transport Master Plan, page 66:buses from seven private bus companies, and will be deployed to the remainder of the NSW private bus fleet by March 2013. It gives bus operators a valuable real-time service monitoring tool.
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