MetroBuddy is your subway ride's best friend. In cities like New York where you have to swipe your transit card to unlock the turnstile, forgetting your balance and being greeted by an "insufficient funds" message can be annoying, and delay your journey.
MetroBuddy lets you enter your current MetroCard balance, and update it each time you swipe. Never lose time at the MetroCard reader again, your balance will always be available on your phone! The app also calculates how many rides you have left, based on your fare.
MetroBuddy also provides Siri shortcuts to record a swipe and check your balance. This enables you to build powerful automation for your commute, such as recording a swipe, starting your favorite playlist, and checking the next train departure.
If you are using iOS 14 or later, you can add a widget to your home screen or your widget center to view your balance even faster.
We are proud to be working on making MetroBuddy as inclusive as possible. You can change your fare if you have a more affordable one. The app is also fully compatible with iOS assistive technologies such as VoiceOver, Dynamic Type, and VoiceControl. Turnstiles are not fully accessible, but MetroBuddy is.
Do not hesitate to reach out with feedback and/or questions by e-mail at email@example.com.
Please note that MetroBuddy is a free hobby app and is not affiliated with New York's MTA in any way.
- In some situations, the widget and balance inside the app wouldn't update after running the "swipe card" Siri shortcut
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.