New iPhone, Android App Will Track NYC Subways in Real Time


Later this year, a new app called is going to make life a lot easier for New Yorkers who waste a lot of time waiting for trains, as it will push real-time subway tracking direct to smartphones.

Fast Company writes:

Straphangers accessing via their mobile device will be able to instantly tell if they have enough time to grab a cup of coffee before they duck into the station–or if there are any service delays., written entirely in HTML5, is currently in non-functioning beta; a full version will be released later this year when real-time train information is made available to developers.

Fast Company adds that the app was demonstrated over the weekend at PDF: Applied, a programming challenge at the Personal Democracy Forum and is device-agnostic and should be coming out later this year when the MTA releases real-time data sets for NYC subway lines.