You start by using the search box at the top to enter an address or commonly known location (I tested it with the Greek Theater in Berkeley, Calif.). The app finds the destination on the map, and you can touch a green bus icon to get directions by public transit. For my trip to the Greek Theater, the app gave me four options that included both bus and train routes. When you select a route, the app lists out each step of your journey and the times you'll need to catch each mode of transportation with estimated times of arrival. When you touch start, the app gives you a map to get to the nearest bus or train (you'll get no turn-by-turn walking directions like you do in TransitMap). From there, you can touch arrows at the bottom of the interface to advance your trip to each step of the journey.
The app has a couple of other handy tools to make your trip easier, You can set alarms within the app to remind you to start heading for the bus stop, You also can send your trip details via e-mail to a friend who may have better advice for your trip than the app can give you, If you can do without the turn-by-turn walking directions, Transit is an excellent choice, giving you more than one option for public transit trips and offers useful extras to make trip planning easier, HopStop Transit Directions (free) seems like the most feature-rich of the bunch, giving you multiple options for your trip, public iphone case monogram transit schedules, transit maps for certain cities, and more, but it's not perfect, It was only able to give results on some of the common location names I entered, On the other hand, I was able to set my preferred mode of transportation before I entered a search..
With this app, you can enter your current location and an address for your destination and HopStop will give you multiple options for getting where you want to go. It also gives the most options for travel compared with the other two apps in this collection, with combinations of both buses and trains. I was particularly impressed that HopStop offered the San Francisco Ferry as an option, with biking directions on both ends of the trip. While HopStop has more features than the other two apps, I found a few issues. Once you've selected a route, the directions can be a bit hit or miss with turn-by-turn walking directions or when you're riding a bike. Most directions are clear like "Turn right on Main Street," only to be followed by "left" with no street name. This is clearly a big issue, but the public transit directions were always spot on in my testing.
HopStop seems to be the best of the collection for its number of routes and options, but it falls short in some cases once your feet hit the pavement, But if you're more interested in the schedules and routes, this is the app to have, A big missing feature in Apple's Maps app is directions for public transit, Check out this collection for good third-party options, By now most everyone knows about Apple's deficient Maps iphone case monogram app in iOS 6 -- particularly those who counted on the former Google-powered app for public transit directions, Apple CEO Tim Cook publically apologized for the Maps app and said the company is working to make the app better, But in the meantime, if you need public transit directions, you're going to have to rely on third-party apps from the App Store..
Before you start sifting through hundreds of transit apps, I put together this collection so you can get the help you need right away. It's important to note that there are several apps that are made for specific cities and you can try searching for your city in the App Store if you want a more localized experience. I chose apps that cover most of the big cities in the U.S. along with several other countries. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.