[prMac.com] Adelaide, Australia – Zervaas Enterprises today is pleased to announce the addition of wheelchair accessibility information to TransitTimes+, its popular trip planning app for iPhone, iPad and Android that makes traveling by public transit faster and easier.
This innovative feature, currently available in select cities, gives wheelchair-bound users who take the subway, bus, or train a simple and convenient way to plan their trip. Now, riders know ahead of time exactly which stops are accessible, opening up new destinations and routes.
“Wheelchair accessibility listings was a feature requested by many users who rely on this information, so we’re very proud to release this new feature,” said Quentin Zervaas, owner of Zervaas Enterprises, which created the TransitTimes+ app. “Having this vital information at your fingertips gives riders with disabilities more options to travel with confidence.”
App users can enable the new setting within TransitTimes+ to show wheelchair accessibility indicators on journey and stop details, where available. A blue wheelchair icon means that a stop is accessible while an icon with a red “X” means it is not.
This critical information is conveniently shown when selecting a stop or viewing stop details. Viewing details of a journey will even show if specific trip segments are wheelchair accessible.
The feature in currently available in select cities such as Sydney, Toronto, and Chicago. The developers are working with agencies to support more cities, and is asking users for feedback on how else to meet their needs in providing reliable accessibility information.
Handicap accessibility details are just the latest addition to the widely used TransitTimes+ app. The app also features live vehicle tracking, trip planning, and official service alerts, revolutionizing public transportation by making valuable trip planning data more easily accessible to commuters and travelers.
TransitTimes+ offers bus, subway, ferry, train, and streetcar schedules for over 70 cities in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, including 15 cities with vehicle positions and predictions that are continuously updated in real time.
More than just transit schedules, TransitTimes+ shows helpful trip planning information such as the distance to each stop, how long the trip will take, the route on a map, and more. To ensure accuracy, the app uses the official timetable data supplied by transit agencies around the world.
Features of the TransitTimes+ app include:
* Wheelchair accessibility – Turning on this new feature shows details for each stop (in select cities)
* Live bus and train tracking – Users can see vehicle locations updated in real time
* Save time – See when the next bus, subway, ferry, train, or streetcar is coming
* Easy to use – Create favorite trips easily by route, suburb or street
* Add extra cities for free – Choose schedules from over 70 cities at no extra charge
* iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S or 5), iPod touch (3rd, 4th or 5th generation), iPad, and Android
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later / Android 2.1 or later
* 6.0 MB
Pricing and availability:
TransitTimes+ 5.1 is currently available for sale worldwide through the App Store and Google Play in the Travel category for $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). Review copies are available upon request.TransitTimes+ 5.1
Purchase and Download (iOS)
Purchase and Download (Google Play)
Press Kit (zip)
Based in Australia, Zervaas Enterprises specializes in creating travel and navigation apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Their app, TransitTimes , is available worldwide in the App Store along with trip planning apps for many international locations. Copyright (C) 2012 Zervaas Enterprises. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.