+ Major updates for iOS 13 including Dark Mode.
+ Minor bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
This app does just what I need it to do. It tells me how long until the next few trains and which lines they are. I have found it to be very accurate, and it loads up immediately, unlike the WMATA web page.
I like that you can try it free with ads. After 3 days of using it, I paid for the ad-free version. Definitely worth the cost for me.
Note that I only ride the train, so can’t comment on buses.
App Works Great—- then bus *disappears*
This app is fantastic, until suddenly there’s no data. This has happened multiple times when tracking the T2 bus from my home in Bethesda southbound to Friendship Heights, and northbound from Friendship Heights towards my home in Bethesda. “WMATA reporting no data” appears on the screen. So frustrating. Makes an otherwise fantastic app completely useless.
Several times in Friendship Heights, my bus is tracked by the app, and I time my arrival at the stop for 10 minutes before the bus is predicted to arrive. A few minutes after my arrival, that bus disappears from the app and the next bus (which is to arrive 30 or so minutes later) is the only one showing up on the app! What happened? Did my bus show up early? No, about 8 minutes later, my bus shows up at the stop (not on the app), and the driver is oblivious to the problem. (There is also the additional problem that buses show up at the stop with Not In Service on their displays, and you have to ask the driver to identify their bus— super annoying). I want to do right by the environment by using public transportation, but WMATA and this app have not ironed out the kinks.
Messy Interface not focused on the main task.
Because the feedback mechanism does not work in the app....
App interface is really messy and it makes it hard to use. The workflow is also not accommodating to the regular scenario for the new and current user.
Consider that the Apple Maps app opens to a map. It tells you where you are and helps you get to where you want to go. The interface is simple, clean, effective. It uses progressive disclosure to bury the “additional information”. Isn’t Metro an app that users use to find out how to get to their destination in the same manner, simply focused on the use of metro services?
Suggest that this app should simply open to a map with the flags showing where I am and where the bus stops are. Everything else should be a drill down. The search at the top of the map display should be the drill down for locations giving priority to metro routes . Like the maps app, an expansion below could show other options. Maps shows a fast nav menu for restaurants, etc. metro could do something similar and show stops, initially organized by distance from user.
And if Advertizing is necessary, please consider the use of Apples iAd interface instead of the Pandora approach to butchering the user experience.
- Dixon Mobility, LLC
- 34 MB
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Dixon Mobility, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Ad Free Version $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.