About ArcBus

ArcBUS is an MBTA transit application enabling bus riders to know exactly when their bus will arrive. Along with it’s reliable bus predictions, ArcBUS provides a fluid and natural navigation paired with a slew of useful features like recent and favorite routes.

ArcBUS was developed by Arcus Solutions – a Boston-based software consulting firm specializing in mobile application and cloud-based developed. The app was designed as a simple way to give back to the community we call home, and is completely open-source to showcase some of the practices we use every day. If you’d like to contribute to the project then feel free to checkout our GitHub page.

 


 

Case Study

 ArcBus

Challenges

  • Optimize application for iOS7 and 4″ screen
  • Implement without additional server costs
  • Simplify application navigation for consumer performance
  • Maintain optimal programming standards for open-source usage

Results

  • Successfully integrated with NextBus API to retrieve bus location and timing
  • Made use of application GPS to quickly identify times for the nearest stops
  • Added favorites and recent routes for quick access and easier commutes

Coming Soon

  • Re-implement application with Xamarin for cross-platform support