Did you ever get lost in the tube network of an unfamiliar city, spending hours hunting down an elusive network map? Were you ever late at a business meeting because you took the wrong line? Were you ever late at a party because your usual line was stopped for repairs and you didn't know the other ways very well?
If you ever found yourself in one of those situations, you know how embarrassing it is for you, your family, your friends and your co-workers. Fortunately, there is quick and easy solution: PocketMetro 2.1.
PocketMetro 2.1 is an application that runs on all BlackBerries. It knows about each line and each station in the network and it can compute the shortest travel between two tube or light rail stations, instantaneously. It gives you a complete roadmap between the start station and the end station, including the line changes. Each roadmap is available in two versions: fastest and least changes. PocketMetro 2.1 also takes into account the current day and time, so it can avoid closed stations and take the express lines.
PocketMetro 2.1 does not work like a WAP service: it does not use a remote server to find the best route. The route is integrally computed by your mobile phone. This means that PocketMetro 2.1 will work in areas not covered by your carrier (like underground). Also, it costs nothing to use: there is no need for a WAP or GPRS plan.
Public transportation network are always in the works: new lines are opened, existing stations are closed for rehabiliation, and so on. In order to always provide you with up to date information, updates are free!
The New York subway is the largest in the whole world by number of stations. It is also one of the oldest. The New York subway runs at all times. Navigating the New York subway is difficult because:
There are 31 lines,
Many lines run on the same tracks or parallel to each other,
The lines change at various times during the day (rush hours, late at night),
'Express' trains skip many stations, unlike 'Local' trains,
'Express' and 'Local' trains may run at the same time on the same line.
There is usually many 'good-looking' routes to get to any destination and it may be hard to pick the best.
All the stations and lines of this map are covered by PocketMetro 2.1.
Line 1: Broadway-7 Avenue Local
Line 2: 7 Avenue Express
Line 3: 7 Avenue Express
Line 4: Lexington Avenue Express
Line 5: Lexington Av Local
Line 5: Lexington Av Express
Line 6: Lexington Av Local
Line 6: Lexington Av Express
Line 7: Flushing Local
Line 7: Flushing Express
Line 9: Broadway-7 Avenue Local
Line A: 8 Avenue Express
Line B: 6 Avenue Express
Line C: 8 Avenue Local
Line D: 6 Avenue Express
Line E: 8 Avenue Local
Line F: 6 Avenue Local
Line G: Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Local
Line J: Nassau Street Express
Line L: 14 Street-Canarsie Local
Line M: Nassau Street Local
Line N: Broadway Express
Line Q: Broadway Express
Line R: Queens Blvd/Broadway/4 Av Local
Line S: 42 St Shuttle
Line S: Rockaway Pk Shuttle
Line S: Franklin Av Shuttle
Line S: Lefferts Blvd Shuttle
Line V: Queens Blvd/6 Av Local
Line W: Broadway Local
Line Z: Nassau Street Express
Here are some key features of "PocketMetro New York (BlackBerry)":
· Automatically adapts itself to the Look'n'Feel of your mobile phone.
· Takes the current day and time into account to compute the best roadmap at any given time.
· Works underground.
· Does not generate data charges.
· Can deal with out-of-order lines.
· Compute both the fastest route and the route with the least changes.
· Gives you a precise estimation of the travel time.
· Very fast.
· Free updates.