The next version of TransitPal is nearing release soon and I wanted to share what some of the changes have been since version 1.0. This update brings many new features that will help make TransitPal the companion you need if you ride SEPTA regularly.
The first version of TransitPal wasn’t all that exciting. It was designed to fill a need I had at the time, to get realtime bus and trolley information. This made the app a great tool for city riders who frequent the bus and/or trolleys, but doesn’t help the Regional Rail riders at all. Version 2.0 finally starts filling some of the voids that Version 1.0 left. This version is focused around adding Regional Rail support as I start making the app useful to all riders irrespective of their prefered SEPTA mode.
New User Interface
TransitPal 2.0 offers a radically new user interface (UI) that is aimed to feel very native to Windows Phone while also ensuring easy access to information. The new UI is shown in the screenshots below:
Regional Rail Features
Finally Regional Rail support has been added and the support is centered around two major features, Next to Arrive and Train View. The two are shown in the screenshots below.
Train View is pretty cool. This will allow you to see each Regional Rail train in the system and its current status. If you know you’re waiting on a train this can be a great way to get a quick idea of where it is in the system.
Next to Arrive
This is another pretty neat feature. If you are unsure of what Regional Rail train you need to take or if you can take multiple trains and just want to know the first train you can take this feature will get you that information.
This has been a quick look at some of the new features and I hope the new version proves as useful to you as it does to me.
Version 2.0 should be in the Windows Phone Marketplace early next week!
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