yokonzo ,

I wish they didn't fuck the public transit directions in general, if I want to use them I used to be able to say "i just want to use the train"

Now it's impossible because it automatically decides I wanted to use a bus to connect to each train stop, not allowing for the correct calculations to make a route based on train and foot traffic only. It's not like I can just ignore the bus options because suddenly that means an hour walk. I'm back to the dark ages of printing out fucking directions

Mr_nutter_butter ,
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I do wish they had live tracking of more bus opators

joewilliams007 ,
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it's such an easy thing to code. They take ages for basic features.

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  • fossphi ,

    Offi works quite well

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  • fossphi ,

    Crap, I forgot we were on a thread about smart watches. I wouldn't know how it works on one, since I don't own any.

    But turk by turn works as good as it can for any public transport service. It tells me when and where I need to change. How long the change is and things like that. I assume a lot of it depends on the data provided by the transport company

    unique_hemp ,

    Except the hard part was already done - the directions are calculated on the server anyway, so only the UI needed to be coded up.

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  • unique_hemp ,

    Your last sentence is the only valid complication, all the other issues exist just the same on phones and Google has already solved them in their existing apps.

    xuniL ,

    What may seem easy to an outstanding person is most definitely not easy in reality.
    There is so much more complexity involved in this, and not even speaking of the whole corporate nightmare new features have to go through.

    joewilliams007 ,
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    okay. if they had never done it maybe. but its in Google maps already. So they already have all the data available. Making the code to show transit, with having access to their internal API's is probably very easy.

    Just look up a local bus provider API. Very easy to just make a request. Google probably has their own API already that bundles all transits from over the world.

    Moonrise2473 ,

    wtf i assumed it was present since version 0.9 beta.

    What's the point of having a smartwatch sized smartphone on the wrist if it can't even give you directions?

    angelsomething ,

    Fucking finally.

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