MetroBuddy - Balance Tracker 4+

Track your MetroCard balance

Alexis Akers

Designed for iPhone

    • 2.6 • 14 Ratings
    • $0.99

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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. Use the History tab to review the changes you made to your balance.

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

Please note that MetroBuddy is a hobby app and is not affiliated with New York's MTA in any way.

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

Introducing the History tab! This update features a brand new tab to track when you made the last change to your MetroCard balance in the app. This is handy if you need to verify that you recorded a swipe at a certain point, further helping you accurately keeping track of your balance.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Jailene123 ,

Great Reminder

Even though checking my balance is free on machines or on the bus, sometimes I forget so it’s super convenient to know how many rides I have left. I would give it 5 stars if the app gave me the option to add more than 1 card!!!

ka lalallalalla ,

Do not get without reading reviews

I just wasted $1.08. This app does math for you that you could keep track on on your notes. Does not allow you to ACTUALLY CHECK A BALANCE on a card. Literally just subtracts from whatever amount you set it at to start. So So in st Louis on way to nyc does nothing for me to save a stop to see if I have enough fare to get on the bus quickly.

Developer Response ,

We are sorry that the app didn't live up to your expectations. Unfortunately, the MTA does not provide an interface to check MetroCard balances at all.

carolinbridge ,

This is truly nothing more than a counter

Paid for an app that does nothing! I could put my balance in Notes by myself.
Will try to get apple to refund it, though for .99 it is hardly worth the effort! Read ALL reviews before buying! They show only the good review at the top.

App Privacy

The developer, Alexis Akers, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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