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Mobile Resources

Metro Apps

Metro offers a number of unique resources for your mobile device. If your mobile phone has Internet access via a mobile browser, you can access these useful tools:

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Metro Mobile

Go Metro Los Angeles V2.0 
Metro's new app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Free, convenient, and easy-to-use. Key features includes: GPS location aware, trip plan from your current location, Nextrip bus arrival info, download maps, alerts notifications, favorite, and more.

Simple Trip Planner

Simple Trip Planner 
This unique tool is a text-only version of the Metro Trip Planner and is ideal for mobile devices. Plan your trip anywhere in the Los Angeles area with up-to-the-minute schedule information from the 60+ transit agencies serving the greater L.A. area.

NexTrip

Nextrip Bus Arrivals 
Nextrip is a service designed to help take the guesswork out of bus arrival and help you to get to your stop at the same time as your bus. Get bus arrival info via cell phone, website or other mobile device.

LA Metro Transit Watch

LA Metro Transit Watch 
The LA Metro Transit Watch is a quick and easy way for transit riders to communicate directly to Metro about suspicious activity or quality of ride problems at a Metro station or while riding a Metro bus or rail line. Be our eyes and ears and help make Metro more secure.

Metro Mobile

Mobile Website 
metro.net uses adaptive design templates that configure to your device: mobile, touch pad, and desktops.


Dev Winners

Below are the winning apps and mashups from the Developer Challenge, recognized for their outstanding use of Metro data!

Winner: Mobile App

LA Metro Alerts 
By Ross MacFarland

 Link to Android Market

Provides NextBus arrival times to Android phones. Highlights include bookmarking of stops and the ability to get alerts when buses/trains are a desired amount of time away.

“A great app that’s easy to use…just pick it up and use the tool – all very intuitive.”

Winner: Mobile App – College

CSULA Transit 
By Robert Martin and Andrew Greene

 Link to iTunes

Displays real-time updates for all buses arriving at the Cal State LA campus using NextBus prediction services. Also displays upcoming Metrolink train arrivals. Designed for iPhones.

“A simple yet user-friendly app with a design well suited for handhelds.”

Winner: Web Mashup

Walkscore Public Transit API 
By Aleisha Jacobson, Matt Lerner and Josh Herst

 Link to Walkscore

Returns the Transit Score for a location and provides easy access to nearby public transit stops and routes. Programmers can use the Public Transit API on their sites as well. 

“An excellent tool for assessing the walkability of different neighborhoods and areas.”

Winner: Web Mashup – Mapping

Multimodal Trip Helper 
By C. K. Wong

Link to Multimodal Trip Helper

Highlights bus arrival predictions and bikeways to enable users to better plan their transit-bicycle trips. This application is best viewed in Internet Explorer. Microsoft Silverlight plug-in is also required.

“Very handy to have routing and realtime data in relationship with bike routes.”

Winner: NextBus Mobile App

Smart Ride 
By Aaron Bannert

 Link to iTunes

Allows the user to access nearby routes and stops, check real-time arrival predictions, track the progress along a route, and watch for transit alerts. A Favorites list can also be created for easy access to one’s favorite stops. For use on iPhones.

“Has a great look and feel, and provides a route and stop selection process that is easy to use.”



Third Party Apps

Transit tools for web and mobile devices

Developers are coming up with amazing, enterprising products all the time and Metro is proud to make our scheduling data available for developers in this pursuit. Below is a collection of applications and tools created by developers for various operating systems and mobile devices.

Metro does not endorse, license, nor warrant any of these tools or applications. Please research each application for availability on your device before downloading and contact the developer for support.

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allSchedules 
Check public transit schedules & real-time predictions: +500K stops in +100 cities in one app!
iPhone, iPad $
AnyStop: LA Metro 
Get real-time transit information for Metro Los Angeles in Los Angeles California with AnyStop!
Android Free
ios_busboy Busboy 
Tired of waiting for the bus? See when your bus is actually coming, with updating time timetables and maps.
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Free
Buster 
Stop times, where you are, instantly
Android $
CSULA Transit 
Real-time updates on all buses arriving at Cal State LA; also displays Metrolink train arrivals. 
iPhone Free
Dabnab 
Get transit directions by text message 
 
SMS Free
Google Maps 
Transit directions and transit maps for many cities around the world 
Web, Mobile web Free
HopStop 
Provides door-to-door transit directions in over 80 cities throughout the US, Canada and Europe. HopStop also provides transit maps, schedules and nearby stations.
iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, Mobile Web Free
iTrans Thumb iTrans LA Metro 
This app is for the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system.
iPhone $
iTransitBuddy 
iTransitBuddy contains the latest train schedules for multiple Transit Agencies for your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Android, Blackberry, iPhone $
LA Metro Alerts 
Find the route and stop you're looking for and bookmark it; provides arrival predictions and arrival alerts. 
Dev Winners
Android Free
LA METRO Transit Guru 
Take with you all Metro routes, look up real time GPS arrivals for stops nearest to you or anywhere else on the map. Save your most traveled routes.
Windows Phone Free
LA Metro Watch 
An essential app for LA Metro riders. Features include real-time GPS location of buses and predicted arrival times at stops.
iPhone, iPad Free
Los AngelBus 
This app shows locations and predicts bus times in Los Angeles using GPS info from the Los Angeles Metro.
Android Free
Lumatic City Maps 
Designed for locals and travelers alike, Lumatic City Maps provides detailed public transit and walking directions.
iPhone, Android Free
Mapnificent Los Angeles 
Mapnificent shows you the area you can reach with public transport from any point in a given time.
Web, Mobile web Free
Multimodal Trip Helper 
Highlights bus arrival predictions and bikeways to enable planning of transit-bicycle trips. 
Web Free
Networking 2.0 - LA 
Metro, Rail, Bike, and Street maps, as well as tourist guides to help you around the city.
iPhone $
RailBandit 
A mobile app for train, light rail and subway schedules throughout the US
Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung $
railLA Ridefinder 
Uses GPS coordinates to determine the closest bus stop and the next bus to arrive.
iPhone Free
Codemass.com Smart Ride 
Access a list of nearby routes, arrival times and locations; works for numerous transit agencies. 
iPhone Free
SmartTransit 
Determines stations/stops nearby and the next arrival time for your trip; works for numerous transit agencies worldwide.
Android Free
Stephens' Guide 
Transit directions and vehicle arrival times for Los Angeles County and Ventura County.
Android $
Stopango
Immediately we plan trips and provide the schedule depending on your current location.
Web, Mobile Web, iPhone, iPad Free
StopFinder 
StopFinder uses augmented reality to help you locate bus stops from over 100 transit agencies.
iPhone Free
TransSee 
Bus arrival predictions with additional details, including vehicle number, location, off route vehicles, schedule adherence, multiple stops on the same page and vicinity maps for stations and terminals. 
Web, Mobile web Free
TransitCast LA 
Next bus times and train departures; will announce next stop when riding a route or connect to your BlueTooth watch.
Android Free
Trasit Score Transit Score 
Transit Score measures how well a location is served by public transportation.
Web Free
Transit Stop Virtual Tour 
Demo providing virtual tours of areas in and around select Gold Line Stations.
Web Free
TransitGuru LA Metro 
The ONLY rail app combines with interactive map, offline schedule and route planning, alarm to wake you up when arrival, and integration with Yelp and Google Map.
iPhone $
Transitly 
Application for accessing bus and train timetables; add your timetables by selecting route, direction, and stop.
Android, Web, Mobile web $
Unibus 
Public transit time tables to your pocket
iPhone $
Vidappe 
Vidappe will send you an alert to save whenever you get physically close to a free discount around LA thanks to your LA Metro card.
Android, iPhone Free
Walk Score Mobile Amenity Map 
Displays the walkability of a location and what is within walking distance, including nearby transit stops.
iPhone Free
Walk Score Public Transit API 
Returns the Transit Score for a location and provides easy access to nearby public transit stops and routes. 
Web Free
Grinmans.com Where's my LA Metro Bus? 
Provides bus arrival predictions; intended for LA residents who use the same bus routes everyday to get to work or school.
iPhone $


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Develop with our data!
If you are a developer and interested in creating transit tools, please see our developer website for access to Metro scheduling data in GTFS, GIS files, and Trip Planner web services.

Send us your mobile or web app!
If you have created an application, mash-up, or tool with our data - please let us know. Use our online form and we may feature your app/tool/mash-up on this page.



Develop with our data!
If you are a developer and interested in creating transit tools, please see our developer website for access to Metro scheduling data in GTFS, GIS files, and Trip Planner web services.

Send us your mobile or web app!
If you have created an application, mash-up, or tool with our data - please let us know. Use our online form and we may feature your app/tool/mash-up on this page.