Never miss your stop with Travalert
We’ve all had this happen to us before, where we’re so engrossed in a movie or book that we fail to look up and see if we’re nearing our bus or train station. So engrossed in fact, that we ultimately look up just in time to see the doors shut at our stop. But what if there was a way that we could read, watch a movie, or even sleep peacefully without fear of missing your stop, and having to walk 2 kilometers in the pouring rain to get back home?
Well we came across this handy little app called Travalert which actually uses a timed GPS ping to check and watch your location, checking every now and then to see how far away from your station you are and based on the specifications you set it will actually alert you when you are nearing your station.This absolutely smart App does so without draining your battery by switching itself off after every ‘ping’ check. So if you’re a sleeper on public transport, this could be your new best friend! The best part is if you head into a tunnel and it can’t connect to the GPS, it estimates your location based on your last GPS (we haven’t been able to fully test this part out, so we can’t quite tell you how accurate the estimations are). The App itself is extremely handy though, as I tend to fall asleep on the train from time to time, and have missed my stop once or twice.
The App is available for $1.99 on Apple, Android and Blackberry devices.