Day: March 12, 2014

DevelopersNews

Why a new website but no app? Part 2

In Part 1 of this post I talked about the reasons we have not released a TfL app alongside our new website, and how our ‘open data’ policy powers around 200 apps currently in use. Part 2 looks more closely at apps, including issues around apps for our transactional services such as Oyster.

Can you recommend a good app?
We don’t recommend specific apps as that wouldn’t be fair, but there are lots of good public transport apps available and you can view recommendations in the app stores and make up your own mind. They are generally low cost, so if you don’t get on with one of them you can easily move on to another.

TfL, app, accessibility ,

To fill a gap, we ran a competition to encourage developers to produce apps with accessibility features

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DevelopersNews

Why a new website but no app? Part 1

A question we’ve been asked many times when gathering feedback on our new website is when we’ll develop smartphone apps for travel tools such as Journey Planner, maps, bus and Tube arrivals and service status.

What many people don’t realise is that, while we don’t provide a smartphone app ourselves, we provide all the data that powers the 200 or so apps which are already available.

Open Data Apps

Our ‘open data’ approach means that our data is already used to power around 200 apps

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