FreeIf you ever take public transportation, then do we have an app for you. Urban Engines is a new public transportation app designed for Boston, Chicago, LA, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC, and Singapore. If you’re in one of those cities, then you can access an app that is designed with real world use of public transportation in mind, like no app before it. There are a ton of ways to view public transit directions on your iPhone, but usability is definitely a question mark. Urban Engines attempts to learn from the mistakes of others to try to deliver your new go to public transit app.
There isn’t just one highlight of Urban Engines, and instead there are multiple valuable features. First off, you can download offline maps so that you can always view transit directions, even when you’re in the subway, and can’t get a connection. Urban Engine also features an X-Ray based compass mode that overlays directions on your camera for augmented reality, so that you’re always moving in the right direction to your destination. Those are two valuable features that are just add-ons to the core app, which begins with one touch access to your favorite locations. The app picks up on where you travel to most often, and then gives you a single scrollable list that lets you tap once to get directions to that location. If that wasn’t enough, Urban Engines gives you multiple public transit routes, and you can choose between them with arrival time stats based on historical, real-time, and event based performance of the given transit system. The app is all about helping you decide what’s the best route for you in a quick and efficient manner.
Urban Engines (Free, Universal) has all the makings to be your new go to public transit app.