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Bus Checker released for Win Phone, free London bus travel giveaway

Bus Checker has been released for Windows Phone. Already available on competitor platforms, the app is popular with those who either rely on or frequently use public transport in the UK. Bus Checker (available as both a London and UK version) enables users check real time information for 300,000 bus stops across the country.

It's a handy solution for those who struggle to either keep up-to-date with bus timetables, are located in an unfamiliar location or find themselves in a struggle to catch a particular route. As well as functionality to achieve the above, Bus Checker also provides a comprehensive, searchable list of local routes, which can be loaded on the app. It's useful should you need to know when a particular bus is set to arrive.

Some other features:

  • Live bus arrivals
  • Real-time map of nearest bus stops
  • Comprehensive route maps
  • Wakes you up when you get to your stop
  • Diversions/closures/cancellations
  • Store your favourite stops

An interesting feature many will make use of is the alarm clock, which alerts the user when their set destination is reached. Much like what we've seen in the past with Travelnapp by Mendzapp, it'll serve as a life saver should you be on a journey home after a night out. Bus Checker also updates with diversions, closures and cancellations, which is particularly useful in severe weather - in the UK it generally takes 1mm of rain to halt the entire transport system.

Bus Checker App

As well as the app launching for the Windows Phone platform, the company behind Bus Checker has unveiled a competition where an entire year's worth of  free London bus travel is on the cards for those who 'like' the Bus Checker Facebook page. Pretty handy, particularly with fare increases that are hitting passengers who make use of public systems in London.

You can download London Bus Checker (£1.99) and UK Bus Checker (£2.49) from the Windows Phone 8 Store. Be sure to also head on over to the official Facebook page and 'like' it (as well as sharing the announcement post) for a chance to win  year's worth of free London bus travel.

QR: London Bus Checker          QR: UK Bus Checker

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blessthejon says:

I need to start using the bus more. ._.

blessthejon says:

Nice picture btw.

rockstarzzz says:

There are plenty of free apps that do this and more. Why does this one make to front page?

mrcraggle says:

Probably because it's popular on iOS and Android. I've been using Buses Due for a long time but I might use this for a bit and see how I get on.

SergeMcG says:

Good point. Is there any other better app out there you like? Please share here.
I'm looking for an app that helps me calculate the nearest bus stop for from from point A to point B that i choose.  

sheppo says:

Nokia transport is probably one of the easiest.. tell it where you want to go, and it'll tell you how to get there using public transport. Works brilliantly for buses and the tube. Sadly, no overground train support yet.
ultimately all of these apps are pulling information back from the TFL website, which works quite well on on Windows Phone too with location services enabled :-)
 
 

Tahiti Bob says:

Tried them all and this is definitely the best one. No wonder it's popular on other platforms.

khipara says:

Doesn't install on WP7.5.. Hmmm, why not?

SergeMcG says:

Absolutely a great app. A from to calculation would help. As i've just tried it, it doesn't look there is a "what is the closest bus stop for a bus to bring me home or close to home"?

LeiChat says:

Really want this app, despite not using buses that often, but I'm still using WP7.

ScottSohr says:

I am always using this app, and it's really very useful to me. Good to have this one. - Scott Sohr

Mike Parcker says:

It doesn't matter how long and meticulously you plan your vacation, there will always be factors that can mess with your plans. This application allows you to offset some of these factors because you will always know when your means of transport arrive. Thanks to this app I managed to get to the French gite where I had a reservation just in time. It's great to be able to enjoy your holiday and travel without any worries that you will miss a buss or a train. This way, all that is left is to enjoy your vacation.