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Never miss your stop again with Bus Alarm for BlackBerry - 50 free copies to win!

By Michael Hepples on 11 Aug 2010 11:27 am EDT
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I have been driving my own vehicle for many years, but I still remember the days when I was going to school, or even when I was working graveyard shift, and used to take the bus everywhere I need to go. I can't count the number of times I fell asleep or got distracted reading and missed my stop completely, making my trip even longer. This app would have been quite handy back then, allowing me to set reminders based on location or time so I wouldn't end up three stops past my destination. The app is pretty straightforward, allowing users to set a designated stop via their GPS location, or to program in their bus stop schedule and receive a notification when they are nearing their destination or transfer point. If you need a quick update on where exactly you are at any time, you can easily display your current location, heading and speed on a map. Available in the CB store for $4.99, it's an extremely useful tool for those taking the bus on their daily commute.

Contest: We have 50 copies of Bus Alarm to give away. Just leave a comment on this post to enter. Contest ends this Sunday at Midnight PST. Please only leave one comment, multiple entries wont count.  

224 comments

thickwdimples

Yeah this would be a cool app. For those days when I am way to tired and doze off.

UltimateBB9700User

OMG i have been waiting for something like this! LOL, i never know when the buses come :(, i either miss them or have to get a ride with someone. I can definitely put this app to good use.

yamiLuceid

I work graveyard shift and take the bus! This is definitely for me!

Apocrathy

Aka, alert opportunists that you're about to get off and you have a blackberry.

devindjs411

This could be useful, definitely if it's free.
*crosses fingers* lol

Sundevilfan21

Interesting that someone would think of this, hope I get the chance to win a copy.

Tweedle

Wow. Very nice app. Please one copy for me.

Razkull

Sign me up ... Thanks

wrightc88

I need this app, I take the bus everyday to downtown Pittsburgh for work. This would be very useful for me.

miloszz

It would be very helpful for me. Because of terrible traffic in Krakow (Poland) I often go by bus and take naps. Waking up is always with fear: have I missed my stop?!

Thanks for another great giveaway!

atomicxxpenguin

This could be pretty useful where I'm at

cybercs

I would love a copy!

I commute all over Toronto, ON on Go trains and TTC buses

tajal.walia

i want one! i have already missed a lot of classes and dont want to get up late anymore ;)

userfriendly1

This looks like a nice app.

kmonarq7

I use the bus all the damn time here in Chicago. I could totally use this multiple times a day, and I have never won anything on the site. Please, oh, please for all that is good in the universe...and Dan Rather...let me win this.

PNUT69

i ride the bus subway and light rail every day for work. i am on it all hours of the day cause i have 2 jobs and some times fall asleep i could really use this app! !!!1

chinhlam

Just what I'm looking for.

fozziegrrl

I love onebusaway.org, but I would love an alarm to remind me!

Majarvis

I've missed my stop a few times before. Very annoying.

Majarvis

I've missed my stop a few times before. Very annoying.

Majarvis

Majarvis

I've missed my stop a few times before. Very annoying.

Majarvis

I've missed my stop a few times before. Very annoying.

Majarvis

Sashko

I'd love to check this app out, but I'm curious if some day they'll come up with a subway one as well. I guess first they need to make sure there's at least cellular coverage within the subways, then perhaps aGPS could be used :-D

K4rupted11

Wow it would really be awesome to have... I am one of those graveyard shift workers and falling asleep on the train has happened to many times. :(

ballin_kc

Would be really helpful for school next year.

kbsm8

This app would be so useful since I take hour and a half bus ride to school everyday including weekends. I NEED IT

knicksfan

I commute all over town and try to gake a catnap when I'm on the bus but am always scared I will miss my stop.

burzlurker

Man this would help me as I just moved to chicago and am reliant on the transit system but don't know my way around.

williammturner#CB

I have to commute via bus every day to school and elsewhere. This would be really helpful. Please count me in!

padseven

great ide this app :) want a copy :)

Chip1035

I travel by bus and subway a lot here in the Big Apple, I can see this coming in handy.

tharsekan

I always fall asleep on the train so this would be good for me

reddet

I am just about to start using public transportation!

davidnyc

I'd love a copy! Thanks CB!

gbatata

I neeeeeeeeeeeed this app

stuarts

this would help me so much omg! super pumped

Louia

I would like one. Thanks :)

raspes

jaja con eso de que se me olvida todo, haber si esta app me puede ayudar

cyberweasel

I don't take the bus that often any more but this could be very useful the times I do!

AnthonyInTexas

I cannot remember where I heard that silly title, but it popped back into my brain when I opened the "Comment" link and it seemed appropriate...

So... silly post subject or not, pick me to win a copy of this app. You are on your own for the chicken dinner!

geniekim

This app will be really helpful for me. My school is 2hours away from my home, and I have to tranport mutiple times...
Please give me :)

daniel8877

this would be super convienient for me being that i take the bus everyday!!!

daniel8877

this would be super convienient for me being that i take the bus everyday!!!

maurone

Will it work in Italy too?

fu53d

I shall never miss a stop again@

parked

This would come in handy on my subway rides.

ShaggyM8

I have been looking for this app forever. I never know how to read the bus schedules on paper because it's way too confusing. This app would be my savior. PICK ME Crackberry.com!!!

nojok3

Can't believe no one ever thought about this app before its ingenius!!!

bluegreen1965

I so need a copy of this!

missenvy

I take the bus everywhere and this would be really handy for those long nights where I fall asleep on my way home. Does anyone know if you need the VZW Navigation stuff in order to use it properly?

Suahyb217

i would definitely need this

stormtoo

i generally work on the bus and sometimes nearly miss my stop. a gps notification would be great for me. Hope I win...

mexamese

Because I'm so tired of everyday looking on the internet for the bus routes. And I thought to my self "SELF!" why hasn't blackberry made an app for that??? And then I wake up this morning bummed out because I had to check the schedule but before I did that and to my surprise look what I found!!! This would be the greatest app for me right now!!! I need this thing and I really really hope I get it to help my life become a little less stressful lol.

ChadsterDroid

With the semester starting soon, I've got classes in a different location that I'm not totally familiar with yet, and having an app like this would definitely help ensure that I don't miss my stop, even when I'm confused by the as-of-yet unfamiliar surroundings -- especially for those early classes when I'm not fully awake yet!

buritoslicer

Lol I actually still take the bus... So this will be useful! I want a copy ;)

eugbeachbum

i hate showing up way to early for the bus or even miss the bus by a minute or so. i know if the bus is two stops away i can leave my place and be at the bus stop when its 5 blocks away. this would be so helpful.

bigmikew

And I almost always miss the stop going back home by one stop, so I can definitely use this app!

khanuel

Since I don't have my own car, I always use buses to go somewhere. This app will be useful to ppl like me!

BBshark

PLease give it to me!!!

jberry05

i don't drive, so this is perfect :)

jaytheduke

then i'm in. cool app! :)

Pope Julian

No more carrying around bus schedules all day! I want :P

sr1169

i cant drive so this would come in so handy when im out and about!

what a great idea :)

THanks!

BENZ_O

i take the bus everyday! would be great to have!

wjphoto07

i always miss the bus :(

ejunti93

I use the bus hella much! This app looks promising

narseny

i take an hour long commute on the bus to work everyday...and if i miss my 1st 2 buses, my day is screwed for getting to work on time.

DrLouie

This would be so handy for the bus ride downtown to work everyday. I would definitely use this app often.

ny32708

Very Thankful with the excelleration of technology, and how it makes things better sometimes!
would like to get a free copy of this app...comes in very handy in the New York City area.

agosine

I do not try to win every application that Crackberry gives away, but this is one I need. I fall asleep within moments in any moving vehicle which makes it hard not to miss my stops. You don't want to see me in the drivers seat!

buecker

This would be nice. I ride the bus!

chosen1_88

I'll throw my name in on this one. This is an app that's actually useful.

mapaulo

I love the idea of this app makes so much sense, I would love to have it for my commute to school everyday where I take 3 buses!

kurteti

come on, you know you want to. dont worry, i wont tell :P no seriously, i could use this, i take the bus pretty damn often...no car you see :(

BlackBerryies are My Life

I use the bus everyday to go to work please choose me to win thanks.

chrisdivincenzo

I could really use this app! Iphone had a bus app I used everyday

ev44

im always late for school...
this would help soo much!

el_ote

entering for a chance at free, but may buy. i have overslept too many times and missed my stop.

superbouch

I think this is a fantastic idea & wonder why no one has already thought of it. Coming from someone who buese to & from work 5 days a week... THANK YOU! lol
This is also great for those famous Quebec winters!!!
Well done.

jetessence

Throwing my name in the hat :)

TLS2000

I don't personally need this, but it'd be a great piece of software to give to my brother. :)

jvsantosjr

perfect app for someone like me who is constantly missing stops. quite irritating

jvsantosjr

for someone like me who is constantly missing stops

ecclesio21

I would use this constantly!

victor224

I would definately love this app

longhornkat

I'd love one of these so I can quit having to wake up and walk back 3 stops >.<

decolur455

Since I work for a public transit agency and I sometimes catch the bus to work and have fallen asleep quite a few times only to awaken wondering where the (bleep) I'm at; this app may very well come in handy for me. Please throw my name in the hat!!!

CASH

...I can get some shut eye on my +1 hour bus ride(s) to school (college).

MissKae

OMG! This would be a godsend! Trying to be enviromentally friendly by taking public transit DEF. has its downfalls! Life would be so much easier with this app!

dalfordster

And an excellent contest idea!

kill_9

This application would have been exceptionally useful when I rode the metro bus on a daily basis either to university or work. These days, as I age, it would be even more beneficial to remind me or wake me up in time to disembark.

hypnero

This looks like a very cool app

Just_Bart_B

I'm starting university and I would LOVE to win something like this!

ridesno159

Cool app, would love to win a copy

mrhunter

Now this is for me,I start work at 6am and 99% of the time get off a stop too late because I've dozed off again.
Good luck to everyone who entered.

hh2010

I would like to be the winner for testing this apps, interestind one.
Best regards.

frabas1

wont be late for classes anymore,me pl.

pbeasley

Would have been better if I had it this morning though.

jay_20

I take the bus all the time!

Alessia01

Ohh!This is an app I need!

BBICON

I'm always missing buses or stops
I don't want to be late anymore
Help me CB!!!

pccuser

dear sir,
I really need this, pick up me please

un_peacekeeper

I fall asleep on the bus all the time, sad...

christiantwhite

I'd really love this app! Wouldn't mind winning this contest :)

Ch

edward4u

My fingers are crossed...

jlhurd

There are some bus tracker applications out there that allow you to track buses live. The only one I know of off the top of my head is for Chicago, called Busberry. Check it out:

http://www.busberry.com

laxplayano19

ahh this would help so much with my job

rx6006

I would love to get my hands on a gratis copy of this app.

Autumn Winters

Very interesting app. I would really like to see more transit related apps, they could boost the ridership by making it more convenient to use for sure.

schuylerh

I could totally use this app, count me in!

GoodOne

with this Bus Alarm for BB, I should arrive at the office on time, wanna win this one

lyricidal

man oh man would this app ever rock my BBs world!

phil056

this would be a great help on my daily train commute from NYC bc my trains rarely get me home on time and one can never get enough sleep!

Torpedoss96

I want one for sure!! Love Crackberry.com!!

coldfir3

This would be soo handy for next year :D

CiViK1

I just started riding the bus to save up on these ridiculous gas prices and this would DEFINITELY be useful!

Country Rock Star

Pick me please. I would love to use this app.

still83fifty

App, i know someone who will love this.

jaymillz11

Can I have 1 Crackberry

SnoopTodd

I fall asleep on the nightbus all the time!

npatrin

I fall asleep at the bus stop all the time..! :D

timmy.v.nguyen

I need this for the metro

duhgus

Total SUCK!
This would save my a$$ from the verbal beating from my wife after driving an hour to pick me up!

pilothaz

I would usually set my alarm but if this can do it by location, in case there is a delay in transit that is great!

Good luck to all.

livingdeadgrrl

Story --

Just the other day, I was enjoying "Mort" by Terry Pratchett on my daily bus ride to work. It is a good book -- and I found it to be delightful and entertaining. Amused by the intense little pageturner, I did not get off the bus at my stop, as it sailed past the window unnoticed.

Nor did I notice the next one.

Or the next.

By the time I DID notice, I was three stops away, or about 1.5 miles. Since this is Pittsburgh, of course it was uphill. My boss is very particular about the time we arrive to work, so that if we are going to be 10 minutes late, we have to call so she can guilt us (I'm salaried). Rather than go through it, I ran. That's right, 1.5 miles up hill in a dead run. I just made it.

But I sure would love to have a tool that would buzz my hip when it's time to look up!

SparkyBanks

With this app I would be able to catch some extra sleep on the bus when I'm headed to school or work.

deckyon

As a bus rider, this would be key

MAK-VA

I sure could use this!!

daqie

I live in NYC and take public transportation daily. This would be helpful. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

hooligun

So i am the most elibeble person for this app.

Thanks

lilaberry

please pick me CrackBerry!! thanks

Josebeltra

I think the bus driver doesn't like to wait for me, everyday.

Kemotaha

I could sleep on the bus with this.

TheeGuy

This would be amazing to have. I travel from Mississauga to Oakville, and other cities all the time using the local transit. This would be amazing.

Brasso

miss the bus if I will not get a copy for my 9550. Thanks

hkwon

It is useful for me. Hopefully I can win a free copy. Thank cb!

RPNOSU

This could come in handy. I sleep on the bus in the morning everyday.

leomez

I always fall asleep on the train and miss my stop on my way to school, this would be perfect!

jakeq

Just love to have this.

shots4u

I'd love to get one!!!

SoCaliTrojan

This app would let me not worry as much when riding the subway...I tend to become sleepy since there's nothing to watch except the tunnel lights flying by.

NuVinci

Also handy at some times.

SockPuppet-

This app would be so useful for me as a total newb in Vancouver. It would definitely help in getting around town. :)

sergiom#CB

Please I am tired of missing my stop

satellite1203

I want it. Just like i want everything else, why?

victort#CB

Would be great if the schedule already built-in, otherweise I will take the job to entry all the bus/train stops in my town.

u4rhea

This looks like an interesting app to have. It could be handy.

Cpt.GargameL

I would like a free copy of this! :)

tanpopo

Will it work in australia? ;_;

TheRamdomFactor

Great to know when bus is coming on those cold blustery days.You can just check schedule then come out.
Cool!!
TheRandomFactor

VIRGO9403

This is a great app. Would love to have it.

rockys57

I want this so badly. Please pick me!

metroII

this would work great in puerto rico!

mixedlmnt

interesting app to have

linkkoriri

I could actually make a lot of use of this app. I am on the bus all the time, and after not getting much sleep, on the way to work, this could scream at me that my stop is coming up and I'd wake up in time to get off. :D

koilmaker

Would keep me on time.

dytaniguchi

This would be welcomed help while trying to catch the bus.

douglascrp

If you have a Android phone and have the problem desbribed above, please, try the "GetMeUp - Beta" app from Android Market

I hope this help

mirving

Great for the late comute home - presumably would also work on trains too!

monica.izy

OMG! I want one so bad! Would make my life so much easier!!