OpenPlans, which used kickstart to fund development of an Apple iOS6 transit app, posted an update of their progress late last week. Google has been rumored to be developing a stand alone maps app but nothing has yet been released. Update below:
+ finished wireframes and mockups.
+ developing the beta version of the app.
+ working on finding the best platform from which to deliver the beta version to testers, to make it easy to install and to send feedback back to us
+ creating the graphics, icons and imagery that will be used within the app.
The backend team is doing the heavy lifting with transit data and OpenTripPlanner –
+ developing the geographic router, which figures out which metropolitan area the user is in, so we can plan a trip using the local transit data.
+ setting up routing engine coverage map.
+ tracking down additional data and adding it to transitdata.openplans.org.
We’ve still got lots of work ahead of us, but we’re excited about the progress that’s been made. In particular, some of the nifty new UI ideas that we’ve come up with along the way…. Stay tuned for more details soon.