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Citymapper is a relatively new app that’s been brought to my attention recently and it’s what Android has been craving for a long time. Compared to most other ‘travel planners’ that are out there on the Play Store, this outshines them all by miles.

It’s been argued for a long time that app developers really ought to be paying more attention to the UX design of their products, instead of being function-driven. A great UI/UX fusion will go a very long way.

It’s the little details that leap out at me in this app:

  • Swiping to the local bus or tube stop list will give you an overview of what’s around along with estimated walking times, which are a lovely touch.
  • Tapping on a stop will give you an at-a-glance view of the next couple departures. Swiping left gives you walking directions to the stop you’re looking at.
  • Hitting “Get me somewhere” or “Get me home” will give you a list of possible routes, along with journey times and oyster card costs for your journey. 
  • Looking at the tube status page not only gives you a quick view of what’s going on along with service updates but also lets you know whichstation is the nearest to you on any of the listed lines and how long it’ll take you to walk there

None of these features are compulsory, really; the app works pretty well without them

Get the app from the Google Play Store and/or the iTunes App Store.

With this in mind, allow me to present Citymapper.



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