MBTA Commuter Rail Tracker at App Store analyse

App power index: 190 (based on ranks around App Stores today)
Travel Navigation
Developer: Eric Hynds
Price: 0 free
Current version: 2.0.1, last update: 5 days ago
First release : 22 May 2015
App size: 9.71 Mb
4.4 ( 4704 ratings )
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Estimation application downloads and cost

> 4.18k
Monthly downloads
~ $ 1.71k
Estimation App Cost


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MBTA Commuter Rail Tracker provides experienced Boston commuters with as much information as possible about the location and status of their trains. This app is designed for seasoned commuters who are already familiar with their line schedule.

• Near real-time location information (next stop, current stop, GPS location, predicted arrival time, and vehicle speed). Please see the note below regarding accuracy.
• Boarding statuses with track and coach number displayed next to each trip, as well as a dedicated "Departures" view to see the entire departures board for North & South Station.
• "Late" status when the MBTA predicts that a train will arrive later than the scheduled time - even before a delay announcement is made.
• View historical coach numbers, boarding tracks, and average on time percentages for your train.
• Crowd-sourced data through the "Passenger Reports" feature. Is a prediction wrong? Train delayed mid-trip? Wondering if your train is standing room only? Discuss through the "Reports" button next to each trip.
• Full schedule view with predicted arrival times for each stop on your trip.
• View the exact location of your train on a map.
• Service alerts view.
• Easy access to the @MBTA_CR Twitter account where status updates and additional info is usually posted in the event of a delay.
• Clean, user-friendly, and ad-free interface.

--- How accurate is this app? ---

Data is sourced directly from the MBTAs real-time feeds which is collected using PTIS equipment installed on the trains. We dont make any predictions ourselves; this app is simply a UI sitting on top of the MBTAs data. That said, their data is accurate enough to give you a general idea of the status of your train but not accurate enough to set your watch by.

For example, trains generally report themselves as on time with a predicted arrival/departure time equal to the scheduled arrival/departure time so long as the train is less than 5 minutes late (the "5 minute rule"). Furthermore, if a train is delayed mid-trip it can take up to 15 minutes for the delay to propagate through the feeds. Lastly, the MBTAs data tends to operate on a 1-2 minute delay; in fact, updated GPS locations only come through in the feeds once every couple minutes.

This app is NOT affiliated with the MBTA or MassDOT. Follow us on Twitter at @MBTARailTracker for updates.
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Available in countries
Country Price
Canada 1.39 CAD
China 6 CNY
France 1.09 EUR
Germany 1.09 EUR
Italy 1.09 EUR
Netherlands 1.09 EUR
Portugal 1.09 EUR
Spain 1.09 EUR
Poland 1.09 EUR
UK 0.99 GBP
India 80 INR
Japan 120 JPY
Poland 4.99 PLN
Russia 75 RUB
Turkey 3.49 TRY
USA 0.99 USD
Korea, Republic Of 1.09 USD
Ukraine 0.99 USD
Available for devices
iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74, iPhone8, iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX,

Latest version MBTA Commuter Rail Tracker: 2.0.1

This update fixes a bug that caused favorites and settings to randomly reset for some users. After installing the update, all users will be required to re-enter their favorites and other saved settings (were sorry!) but once done, the app should remember them in perpetuity.

- New: by popular demand, the app now remembers the last route you visited and will automatically take you to that route when the app launches. You can disable this under Settings -> General.
- New: the Settings view has been moved to the tab bar and combined with the Help view
- New: redesigned Map view
- New: when pulling to refresh the Reports view, new reports will highlight as they come in
- New: you can now include line breaks in your reports
- New: swipe left on on an alert from the Alerts modal to dismiss it
- New: alerts in the Alerts modal now show a compact view, with the option to expand for full details
- New: fewer loading screens
- New: faster, smoother animations and page transitions
- New: all communication between the app and the back-end server is now done over SSL
- Fixed: settings and favorites should no longer randomly reset themselves
- Fixed: loading screen no longer fails to dismiss for some users
- Fixed: improved support for comment threads with 100+ comments

Apps Changes History:
  • 5 days ago: New App Version 1.9.1 ☛ 2.0.1
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.9.0 ☛ 1.9.1
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.8.1 ☛ 1.9.0
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.8.0 ☛ 1.8.1
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.7.2 ☛ 1.8.0
  • New App Version 0 -> 0
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.7.1 ☛ 1.7.2
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.7.0 ☛ 1.7.1
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.6.0 ☛ 1.7.0
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.5.2 ☛ 1.6.0