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This is a horrible app. It's not "real time"; it just shows you the time the bus is supposed to be there. The schedules are displayed in the most awkward and unhelpful method possible. Ride On should be embarrassed to have this application associated with them in any way.
this application used to be beautiful good, and now its absolutely awful. it'll present you that theres a bus nearby, what the time is that it'll arrive, and then the bus either doesnt present up or the application states that it's already left. its infuriating and unreliable
concept and layout is good. implementation is garbage. Crashes easily, especially if you use it on a bus in motion; apparently it cannot handle zone changes at the speed of ...a local bus. Ouch. Also it often fails to load route maps. Worse, its map view and list view of what one would assume is the exact same info instead give differing information. So, is that bus due now, or in 8 minutes? Who knows, certainly not this app!
Update: Realtime is working again but is very unreliable. At my stop, the Realtime arrival is off by as much as ten minutes, so it's only marginally more useful than showing up randomly at the stop and waiting for whatever bus comes. Has become completely worthless without realtime. It has consistently given me false info resulting in a lot of wasted time. So frustrating.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP!! It is a glorified bus schedule! The older version of the application was method better and actually useful. But this modernize is trash! It does not give you true time and is NOT user friendly AT ALL! So hard to understand and labels the buses as "SE" and "NE" instead of just which ever destination you're going to. Seems like the modernize was designed to create you MISS the bus. Whoever designed this modernize should be fired.
All it's amazing for is finding a bus schedule. Teal time tracking does not show where bus is, but where it should be pn a route based on the time. Bus showed up late, but the tracker showed it being miles past my stop and "driving" away. The driver told me its not worth using and to not rely on it.
Application is broken (again), but it doesn't seem like anyone cares. When you rely on a bus that only comes every 30 minutes, it would be really nice if the the realtime application actually gave the - ya know - true time. If it's not working properly, a pop-up notice explaining such would go along method and prevent relying on completely false information. This may as well be a PDF of the schedule at this point
I'm running Android device Kit Kat (4.4.2), and the application stopped retrieving arrival info or bus stop queries latest week. The developer informs me my phone has insufficient memory (500 MB) and CPU power (Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7) to run the app, and the "firmware" (generic linux kernel 3.4.x) is breaking the app. He advised me to make batter my 3-year-old phone, I told him I can't afford to, that's why I use Ride On.
Not sure what the developers were thinking with this modernize that appears to have actually removed features. No more favorites is a issue when I'm trying to quickly check the bus schedule status at my final metro rail station between metro rail stops.
Credit to the app, it does support search the closest bus. Other than that, it's very unhelpful and unintuitive. It took several clicks to obtain anywhere. I could not easily see which bus went to where I required to be (on a map). The map does not present true time where the bus is. The map has much more lag than a regular Google map. I'd suggest using Google maps to quickly search which bus to take, and only use this application to search when the next bus will arrive, if even then.
Amazing for schedules, sort of, but real-time arrivals are a thing of the past. On my routes (12 15 19), at least, I never see real-time arrivals, only scheduled. Interface is clunky to respond. You need to know your stop numbers... Favoriting via the find is messy. (UPDATE:) Application has now completely stopped giving any predictions at all. Not even scheduled. Useless.
This is a not good app. It is not intuitive. The UI is confusing. But that is not the worst. It is very very unresponsive. You asked for info about a bus and it will go away for two or three mins before it comes back to you. Nobody ever told the people who developed this application that you have to answer quickly and give the user some idea that it's working.
As a lot of others have noted, the name of this application is a lie. This does not provide true time bus arrival info like Nextbus. On top of that, it's really poorly thought out. For example, find for a route and you're presented with a map, but as far as I can tell there's no method of getting a schedule.
Frequently right and just as frequently wrong. The largest problem is buses disappear from the application if they are late. So you have no idea if you missed your bus. Since the application is supposed to be "real time," this shouldn't happen. You might as well place a PDF of the bus schedule on your phone and use it! Also, it can suddenly say "Unable to locate." Which can happen 5 mins after you previously checked on your bus. You're standing in the same place, but the application can't give any info when just a few mins earlier it could. A for effort, C-minus for execution. Will most likely uninstall and use the schedule.
The application can't even search the bus I'm sitting in. It has no true time tracking ability, it simply gives you the bus schedule. In its current iteration it isn't just useless but actively harmful. If you were to believe it you could miss your bus.
I don't understand the meaning of this application ... I live in Montgomery County and ride RideOn for my commute. I finally downloaded this application today and uninstalled 1 min later. The application didn't give me times for any route. True Time or Scheduled.
The concept is ideal: know when the bus is coming and adjust to that knowledge in true time. Sadly, the application operates in fantasy land at least for the 12,16, and 18 routes that go through Takoma Park, MD. Here's the experience over the latest week: A bus appears on list to arrive in 5 minutes. Five mins pass, no bus. It vanishes. Next bus to arrive in 12 minutes. What happened? This has occurred three days in a row. My ankle is sprained. I really wanted this to work. It's a tease.
Very informative but even on wireless connection it takes a very long time to load any information, especially the "where's my ride" info. I need that information fast to decide which bus i need to transfer to... which i usually need yo obtain from google maps since that at least gets me the next scheduled time so i can at least guess.
If your definition of "real time" is up-to-date info such as how long it will take for a bus to reach your stop, then don't download this app. It is merely a tool to provide the schedule despite "real time" in the name. You are better off going to the ride on www service and pulling the schedule.