Find your Nearest Tube station in Augmented Reality!
Just point your phone up and you'll find the nearest tube stations and which direction they are in.
No more trying to remember which where your nearest Piccadilly line station is. Just lift up your phone and spin around!
Fixes issue with slower to activate location/compass on older devices.
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic concept and works great but it's missing stations!
Had plenty of wows round the office today showing people this. It really does work well and should be extremely useful although I can see plenty of sore heads from walking into things whilst gazing at your iPhone... Only issue I found is that it appears to be missing quite a few stations both in and out of town and they are absent from the 2D and 3D views which severely limits its usablity at present. You could quite easily walk straight passed the nearest station in this case.
As such only three stars but if they add the stations its a winner and probably in the top 5 must have apps for the 3GS.
An introduction to augmented reality & a great way to show off your iPhone 3GS
The Nearest Tube app shows you the tube stations that are closest for you on each line i.e. the closest Central line station is, closest Bakerloo line station is, closest Circle line station is etc.
When you hold the phone flat you can see arrows to the stations - you can use multi-touch to make the arrows bigger to easier read them.
When you hold the phone up it shows the stations - they are sort of transparent so you can almost reach your hand out and touch them. Each station shows the line it is nearest for and also all the other lines that are on that station. If you angle your phone up you can see stations that are further away but you can also slide your finger down and the stations slide down which I think is very cool. Click a station and it will jump to Google Maps and give you directions from where you currently are to the station.
All augmented reality apps will only work on the 3GS iPhone (you would have had to buy it after July 2009 and you will see a compass app if you have a 3GS)..
Well done acrossair.
One of my favourite apps!
A brilliant app, definitely one of my favourites. Shows nearest tube stations, and when you select a station will link with Google maps to show you the route to get there by car, bus or walking, including estimated length of time. Then if you zoom right in and choose the street view orange man, you can look down the street to check you are heading in the right direction... so clever!
I once got lost taking a shortcut to the tube on a dark winters night so sat down outside a pub and checked this app and then found my way safely. Definitely makes me feel safer as a woman.
Just buy it - you won't regret it! (unless of course you have 3G iphone, as it needs a compass to work :)
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.