Where's The Bus (free) - find your bus on a map using your iPhone
WTB locates and tracks buses that other users are riding on a map. It works in real-time, and anywhere in the world! There is no reliance on city based transit systems because the users provide all the bus locations themselves.
The buses displayed are accurate to within one minute of their actual location (an accuracy of around 250 metres for most suburban buses).
WTB also includes a database of shared bus route information from around the globe, including:
* Australia - Brisbane, Moreton Bay, North Stradbroke Island, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide
* USA - New York, San Francisco, Washington, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Austin, Kansas City, Long Island, Seattle, Minneapolis
* Canada - British Columbia, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa
* India - Chennai
* Spain - Pamplona, Vitoria-Gasteiz
* England - London
* New Zealand - Auckland, Wellington
The concept is simple. Thousands of people world-wide own mobile phones equipped with GPS transponders. These devices are capable of locating any vehicle which a user may travel on.
By riding on a bus, and using WTB, you are automatically broadcasting the location of your bus to other travellers nearby. Those travellers waiting for a bus, in turn, use WTB to watch your bus, and the buses of other users, as they travel around the streets in your town.
The more users riding buses with WTB, the more buses can be seen on the map, and the more people it helps. It's a simple case of "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours".
WTB is easy to use, and is free to try in the iPhone App Store.
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