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Thursday April 24, 2014

Seetra.in Hackathon App Shows Real Time Subway Train Locations

Empty Platform (New York, NY)

Empty Platform (New York, NY) (Photo credit: takomabibelot)

Recently at the PDF: Applied Conference in NY, an app created in a hacakathon was released that tracks the real time location of NY’s subway trains and lists the time before the next train arrives. The app, called Seetra.in, was written in HTML5 and currently works for the 1,2, and 3 lines and a full version is set to be released at the end of the year, according to Fast Company.

The MTA considers this app to be a part of their ongoing project to make transit data available to the public, as the MTA released its first ever official smartphone app, called the Weekender (which displays weekend schedule changes). Normally, the MTA avoids releasing an official smartphone app in order to allow third parties to use public data to develop their own apps.

Fast Company