The Transit App

New, updated, and discounted apps: Modern Combat 5 and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are!

We've got a few discounts today on some great games today, along with updates to a few more practical apps.

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The Transit App 3.2 gets a widget, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus support

Transit App has hit version 3.2, ready for iOS 8, as well as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In addition to supporting the resolutions of those devices, The Transit App comes with a Notification Center widget.

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New and updated apps: Smash Hit, Square Cahs, Medium, and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a game, an app to send and receive payments, a blog reader, and more.

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The Transit App updates with real-time vehicle location, and... goes free as in totally free!

I'm late with this. Not late in that I missed my train and bus, because the Transit App has ensured I haven't missed a single trip in almost a year. But late in covering that The Transit App updated to version 2.0 earlier this week and I'm just now telling you about it. Sorry for that. Here it is!

Free - Download now Free - Download now

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Coding custom multi-color map dots for the Transit App

Sam Vermette of The Transit App wanted multi-colored versions of the little pulsating blue dot Apple uses to show your current location in maps, and Apple doesn't expose a public way to do that. So, he had to rebuild it from scratch. Or, in more technical terms, according to Vermette's blog:

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The Transit App for iPhone updates with step-by-step directions, itineraries, and more

The Transit App has updated to version 1.5 and now features a revamped search interface, step-by-step directions, itineraries list to enable quick comparisons between routes, improved directions, and more.

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Iterate 31: Vermette

Marc, Justin, and Rene discuss App.net, Netbot, the challenges facing Twitter devs, and Android and iOS interface gripes, and interview Sam Vermette of the Transit App. This is Iterate!

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The Transit App for iPhone review

By bus, subway/metro, or train, get where you're going faster by being smarter with the Transit App for iPhone

The Transit App was lovingly, painstakingly designed and coded by Sam Vermette (of Shows) and Guillaume Campagna to make taking a bus, catching a train, or hoping on the underground as easy checking the weather or reading a social status. And they've succeeded brilliantly.

Launch The Transit App and it automatically detects your location, zones in on the public transport routes in your area, and shows you the next available times. Color coded. With icons. To match the transit system in your area.

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