Commute by bus in the UK? You need the myBuses app

By DJ Reyes on 13 Jun 2013 06:05 am EDT
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We've reviewed a few transport apps here on CrackBerry, mainly U.K. based ones but they were also train apps for several cities around the world as well as the London Underground. However, the same developer (MX Data) has now developed an app for those who commute by bus. The app is called myBuses and it gives you bus departure times as well as the ability to find a bus stop in the U.K.

When you open the app it locks on to your GPS location and presents you a map with bus stops around you. Tap into one of those stops and you can see what bus services stop there and the time of the next bus. You can further tap a bus service to see the following bus times too. There is the ability to favorite bus stops, so you can tap into them quickly.

As well as map view of bus stops, you can see them in a list view, if you wanted, though I'd think the map view is what you'll be looking at, especially in unfamiliar areas. It's nice to have options though. You can also search bus stops anywhere the U.K. The app uses a database of around 300,000 bus stops in England, Scotland and Wales, so if you ever needed to plan a journey you could plan ahead too.

  • Uses Blackberry map showing the area around the current point of interest.
  • Select a bus stop and view name, distance and direction from the current point of interest.
  • Get bus stop information for either nearby stops, search a stop or retrieve from favourites.
  • Search by postcode, locality or place.
  • Add/delete stops in favourites and view in a summary list.
  • Tell your friends through the share feature which bus you are on (using Blackberry Messenger).
  • Don't keep myBuses a secret, share the app with your friends. 

It's definitely an app you need on your BlackBerry smartphone, if you travel by bus in the U.K. What's more it is absolutely free. The myBuses app is also available for legacy BlackBerry devices too. If you haven't got this app already, get it today.

Download the myBuses app for BlackBerry 10
Download the myBuses app for BlackBerry OS

14 comments

Pixstar

Firstly, big thanks to devs who support , nice app.

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Whyareallthegoodnamestaken

One of the most used apps I have on my phone!

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Pete The Penguin

It's a great app and a great review - thanks to DJ I've a few handy BB10 apps.

Posted via CB10 from my Q10.

step07

It's nice to see a transport app that's for the whole of the UK and not just London

Brilliantly made app though!

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greenberry666

It doesn't work. Takes locational data then when you press the "near me" button nothing happens

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greenberry666

Ignore above comment. The near me button works BUT the app has hardly any info for my city (Brighton) most bus stops are not covered so it is unusable. Google transit is the main thing I miss from my android. It was awesome.

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greenberry666

Also they app can't find where I am. It locates me half a mile away from where I am. BB maps are locating me fine.

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blackberry008

Tip: if there is an app that is not there and you want like an app shortcut, then go to the site and click add to home screen to make an app type shortcut.

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cheadlender

Works fine for me in Stockport, nice to see an area outside of London has information. Works well so far.

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so crow

Just download it good app.

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jacdav

Dunno if I'm the only one but no map appears for me

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w0qj

Killer App: Oyster transport payment directly using BlackBerry's NFC !

This alone would entice Andr*id and iPh*ne users to the BlackBerry fold!

Gordon1961

Actually works ! Shows bus stops , shows times of buses , just need Arriva Buses to turn up or run on time now ! LOL!

HardpackBerry

Not available for this device message on my z10 in UK. Just like the nectar app! I might start to take this personally!

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