Wednesday, July 7, 2010

SG NextBus looking for beta testers


Developer Muh Hon Cheng is looking for people to help him test a new version of SG NextBus, an app that tells you when your bus is arriving.

The new version will use background location to send out alerts about bus arrivals so that when you are near a bus stop, an alert will appear to tell you when your bus is arriving.

Let's say you are interested in service 100 at bus stop 14141 (the bus stop outside Vivocity). Within the app, you indicate that this is the service and the stop you want to monitor.

When the app senses that you are within a certain radius (say 500m) from bus stop 14141, it will load the arrival time of service 100 and send it as a pop-up notification. Because it uses background location, the app does not have to be running all the time. 

Sounds like a neat new feature. If you are interested in being a beta tester, contact @honcheng on Twitter. To qualify, you will need to have a 3GS or an iPhone 4, you will need to be a daily user of the app and you commute frequently.


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