**NOTICE: In order to use the app, your school district must have a contract with Synovia Solutions and make Here Comes the Bus® and/or Student Ridership available to parents. Please contact your school district or visit www.herecomesthebus.com for more information.**
Here Comes the Bus is an easy-to-use app that gives you the real-time location of your child’s bus, and alerts you when the bus is near. With Here Comes the Bus, your children will get to the bus stop not a minute too early – or a minute too late. And with Student Ridership, you’ll not only know your child got on the right bus at the right time, but that they got off the bus at the right stop.
All of this equals safety for your children, and peace of mind for you.
Find your bus quickly and easily
See the exact location of your child’s school bus using your own customizable map.
Receive alerts via push notification
-Be notified when the bus is within 2 miles of your stop, has a schedule change, and more
-Receive notifications when your child gets on/off the bus, including the bus number, location and time
Access arrival & departure info
Confirm your child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop and at school, both before and after school.
Track all of your children
Have children that ride different buses? See each child's bus information within one account.
App and notifications in three languages
The app and notifications are available in English, Spanish and French.
Know your privacy is protected
Parents must obtain a private ID number, which grants access to their child’s bus only.
* Provided additional support for SSO customers.
* Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
This is app is Great! Before I heard about it I was sending the kids down to the end of driveway 10-15 early in the summer and 5 min early in winter so they wouldn't freeze to death but the 5 min window wasn't enough sometimes they would miss it and then I would have to drop them. Then I heard about this bus app and boy was I excited!! Now I have it timed perfect to where I let them walk down the drive(I have a 900 ft drive, cause we live in a farm in the country) and by time they get to the end the bus is pulling up- perfect! Now don't have to worry about someone snatching them(not that I worry about that where I live) but never know? Better safe than sorry and they don't freeze waiting on it! Excellent app, there's only 1 day to where it didn't work but I believe it was a setting in my phone so gets 5 stars in my book the alerts don't work or are off sometimes but I don't worry about those anyway as ling as I can see the bus in motion and know where it's at is good enough for me!
If you have kids that get on a bus YOU NEED THIS APP!
Excellent concept, and needs tweaking
The concept of this app is groundbreaking and very 21st-century. Using the GPS technology on board buses, one is able to see the exact location of the bus relative to your children at their bus stop. This is very helpful, and a great use of technology.
However, technology needs all facets to work; if any part of the chain is unable to function, it will not help you or be very informative. What I have noticed about this app is that the real time GPS tracker is excellent. However, the email and app notifications that are sent that your child has been picked up or dropped off or are seriously delayed. This needs serious tweaking if you rely on the emails or notifications and are unable to be there with them live. Consider the working parent who is at the office and waiting to hear if their child was picked up or drop off- they would be waiting for up to an hour before receiving that notification or email. If the company can tweak this, the app will be perfect.
All in all, a great partnership between school districts/parishes and software development companies. Good work guys- and please tweak it!
Lost Info= re-login/re-load to FIX!!
This app has been a godsend this entire school year! Everything was working nicely until the most recent update; all of my info (bus, school and bus stop icons) disappeared and I got a message saying the map info “wasn’t available” when I tried to adjust the notification radius. Everything was fine on the website, it was just the app that was screwy. I came here to see if anyone else was having this problem and just as I saw that it was mentioned in several other reviews, I got a Notification that my son’s bus was in the designated range. I checked the app and there were still no icons so I deleted it and immediately re-downloaded it. After I signed in, everything is working as expected! I bet if I had just logged out and logged back in, everything would have been fine too. Hopefully this can help other users and save you from unwarranted negative reviews!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the review! You are correct, after the update to 2.2.0 some users have needed to log out and back in to refresh the application. Please don't hesitate to contact our support team if you are experiencing other issues. Our support team can be found by going to http://help.herecomesthebus.com/en/support/solutions/articles/22000203906-contact-support
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.