Updated Weekender for iOS 7.0 and Android Now Available
The Weekender for Mobile has been updated to take advantage of the new features and functionality of the iOS 7.0 and Android mobile platforms. It now displays real-time train arrival information at all 154 stations served by the and lines and upcoming real-time departures for the two terminals of the 42nd Street Shuttle.
This information, which had been available separately on the MTA's Subway Time app and website, is now fused with the information in The Weekender app to put weekend planned service changes and the real-time train arrivals together in one convenient place. The app tells you exactly when those trains are arriving. There is no longer any need to toggle back and forth between The Weekender for service info and Subway Time for specific train arrivals.
Other upgrades include:
- Use of GPS technology to center the map on your current location
- Updated User Interface to take advantage of other features offered by iOS 7.0
Those who already have The Weekender installed on their smartphone or tablet will receive the updated version of the app automatically as an update. To download The Weekender app visit the Apple App Store or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fortsolution.weekender.activities&hl=en">Google Play.
Besides providing the new real-time train information, The Weekender app, which was launched in June 2012, tells you everything you need to know about the subway service being provided each weekend in light of service changes for track work. It provides the info for the numbered lines AND the lettered lines. Its key features are:
Service by LineClick on a subway line symbol to get a line diagram showing an overview of the line's service changes, as well as text summaries of the changes.
Service by BoroughClick on a borough for text-based information about any service changes impacting a borough.
Service by StationSelect a station for details on any service changes impacting that station, or click on the map to zoom to a detailed area.
The Weekender for Mobile was created by MTA developers following initial design concepts from Vignelli Associates. The diagram used as the base of The Weekender both online and in the mobile app is designed to illustrate service diversions at a glance. It is inspired by the 1972 New York City subway map designed by world renowned map maker and designer Massimo Vignelli, and was recently updated by Vignelli, Beatriz Cifuentes and Yoshiki Waterhouse.
As with the web-based version, The Weekender for Mobile also provides the popular Neighborhood Maps that are posted inside subway stations. These maps show the precise locations of subway station entrances within the street grid, along with locations of popular area destinations.MTA Bus Time™ on the web and via text message, real time train arrivals and track assignments via Metro-North Train Time™ and Long Island Rail Road Train Time™ via web and app, real-time driving conditions at MTA's Bridges and Tunnels through MTA Drive Time™, and Real-time service alerts for all MTA agencies via text message and email, and via social media.
The Weekender version 1.5 downloads:
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