• NYC subway map works underground without an internet connection (connection only needed to lookup street addresses and get live transit alerts)
• Directions without an internet connection displayed right on the map
• Very easy to use - All lines and connections shown clearly
• 24-hour Day/Night maps - Automatically switches maps at 11pm and 6 am
• Pop-up Google street map - Press any station for 3 seconds to see local area
• Built-in Compass - Helps with orientation at street-level
• GPS Locator - Shows closest subways stations
• Transit Alerts - Push notifications of delays for only the lines you choose
• Identifies stations with no free cross-over to go in opposite direction
• Shows over 350 NYC Neighborhoods and Parks
"ONE OF THE TOP TEN NEW YORK CITY-BASED APPS" - Huffington Post
"EASIER TO READ" - The New York Times
"ONE OF THE BEST APPS FOR NAVIGATING NYC's SUBWAY LINES" - CNET
"EASY, DETAILED, AND CLEAR" - Apple Gazette
"NAVIGATING THE NY SUBWAY HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER" - Appolicious.com
"EASIER TO SEE ALL THE LINES" - Treehugger.com
"YOU'LL KNOW HOW TO GET WHERE YOU'RE GOING WHETHER IT'S 3PM OR 3AM" - SmarterTravel.com
"ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SUBWAY" - Transitmy.org
"LESS STRESSFUL FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS" - Christopher Reeve Foundation
"L'INDISPENSABLE CARTE DU [NYC] METRO" - Culture-Nomad.com
"LE SIMPLIFICA LA VIDA A LOS TURISTAS" - Diario del Viajero.com
• OMNY info added to station popups. Use your iPhone to enter stations on the 4/5/6 between GCT and Atlantic Av.
• Other minor changes.
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Ratings and Reviews
Best subway app
I use Kickmap before heading out to the subway to see if my line has delays. Info is up to date and I can use it to make quick decision to opt to a different train line that doesn't have delays at the moment. Also has a clean interface and I like that it shows the neighborhood names on the map. I live here so don't need that, but I'm sure it's helpful to someone from out of town.
Correct times, wrong trains!!
The arrival times for this app work just well enough to get one feeling comfortable with it. Then it gives the correct time for a train arriving to a station but identifies the WRONG TRAIN. So it says there’s an E arriving to 23St in 10 mins. Oops, sorry, it’s an A! But don’t worry, an E is only 10min away. NOPE, it’s an A! The MTA app got it right which is how I knew not to wait for the second “E” which was not on its way. So I exited and walked over to 6th ave where I caught the M and was late for work. Stick with the MTA app for correct train arrival times. This app is fairly good as a general map.
Another gripe - the different versions of the map - one for the day schedule and one for the night schedule - is a great idea but it might be early enough that the app still shows the night schedule but in fact the day trains have already started to run. For instance with the above fiasco the night schedule was up and did not show the M train as an option for getting to the Court Sq stop in Queens. But the M trains WERE running which is how I ended up getting to work.
What they said...
I’m also an iTrans refugee, who came to KickMap when iTrans broke. This could be the PERFECT app with just two fixes: 1. more detail in the alert pop-ups, and, 2. moving the alert listing to its own page, because the current format is too small - the icons for each line are too small and prone to tapping errors, and the window is too small and font too big to allow easy reading of the service advisory information. iTrans did these things right and was five stars - when it worked. KickMap can be 5 stars if it makes these reasonable adjustments.
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