WheresTheBus 4+

WheresTheBus Rider App

WheresTheBus

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Description

Allows bus-riding households to know precisely when their kid's school bus arrives at their bus stop.

What’s New

Version 3.74

• Bug Fixes
• Performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

h0nu ,

it’s as good as district data

people here are doing a lot of complaining about what the app is lacking or doing wrong. all the complaints i’ve read are legitimate, just focused on the wrong party as the culprit.

the app is only as good/accurate as the data about your kids provided by your school district. most of the time the source is your child’s school, then handed to the transportation department, then handed to the “where’s the bus” people.

i can tell you we have had a lot of things wrong with the data on our family, almost always from the source, the front office of the school. districts may vary on that policy, but that’s how ours is. no matter, the fix was simple.

multiple homes, buses, and bus stops DO work! if the data is wrong call transportation. they see this all the time and can usually sort out the mess they were handed in a day or two.

disclaimer: a family member works for transportation in our district.

Hobywony ,

Needs work

While a terrific idea and much needed tool, the interface looks like it was written for a kindergartner, almost cartoonish. The most annoying thing is the map continues to resize after zooming on the location of the bus. Is the App called "Where's my house and the Bus?" No, it is called "Where's the Bus?" So concentrate on the position of the bus and allow me to zoom in and stay zoomed in. The tag on the bus icon updates with the distance. That's all I need to know. The next annoying thing is the displayed distance appears to be from the bus to my house and it should be from the bus to the bus stop. Please fix these three issues and you will have a far better app.
Update: 01Sep21- Attempted to use the app while waiting for bus. The app opens to a splash screen and does nothing else. After 30 I closed the app and reopened with same results. On fifth time the map appeared and showed the bus progress. 1.3 miles away the progress stopped. The screen was frozen and moments later the bus arrived. Maybe ex hurricane Ida is to blame. Or maybe it's as others described and the backend servers are deficient.

Raebonet ,

Not enough information

I hope so developers adopt a way to track an actual route on eta on the arrival to scheduled bus stop as well as destination of school. It does give location of bus but if bus is running late or early you can’t see if you have missed bus or should keep waiting. The way the bus moves across the map it doesn’t give any detail as to when it will arrive to you, or where it is in relation to its actual route. Just take example Lyft or Uber - they are give arrival notification, route specifics, and a notification when someone has been actually picked up or arrive at destination. I think these should be considered because of how precious the cargo is.
Thanks for the consideration. Hope to see some changes!

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