Monday, February 10, 2014

Trainsity Vancouver Android App

Find your way around metropolitan Vancouver's SkyTrain network using the high resolution vector maps of the Canada, Expo, and Millennium lines. The maps have small file size footprints but with many levels of zoom. They can be viewed offline without any Internet connection. Users can click the train station labels to open the Google Maps or Street View apps, where they can use all the functions of the apps to visualize the surrounding area including querying for directions. The app has its own directions function for finding the best path from one train station to another.

On a mobile handset, the app will display a list of train maps, which when tapped will open up a detail view of the metro transit map, as shown below.

Tapping the station boxes will bring up an option menu where users can choose to display the station in Google Maps or Street View. There is also an option to find the best direction to or from the tapped station.

The following is an example screenshot of the best directions from the Bridgeport station to the Gateway station.

The best directions result can be exported out using the Android OS' useful Share As function.

The app is also optimized for tablet sized devices. Both the list and the vector map are displayed at the same time, as shown below.

The user can toggle the map to full screen mode by tapping the action bar icon at the top right corner.

The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Just click the button below.
Get it on Google Play

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