My Bus Edinburgh

My Bus Edinburgh is an Edinburgh bus tracker application for the Android mobile platform.


Developer: Niall Scott

Category: Travel

Latest version: 0.0.3

Total versions: 3

Submitted: 18 Nov 2010

Updated: 27 Nov 2010


My Bus Edinburgh is an open-sourced Android application. It was previously known as "Edinburgh Bus Tracker" but the name was changed shortly before the initial release.

My Bus Edinburgh allows users to check the next departures of bus services at most bus stops served by Lothian Buses. Users can save and maintain a list of favourite stops, view bus stops on an inbuilt Google Maps object and the user may change a number of preferences.

This project utilises the Edinburgh Bus Tracker service provided by the City of Edinburgh council. The project started as the author's BSc (Hons) Computer Science final year dissertation project at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

- Android 1.5 or above
- Data connection (WiFi, 3G, etc...)
- Google Maps installed
- For accurate location finding, it is recommended the device has GPS functionality

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My Bus Edinburgh 0.0.3 seem to be the latest available version. Below you can find file(s) assigned to this version:

Description/changelog of My Bus Edinburgh 0.0.3:

Released: August 17, 2010.
- Added possibility to backup and restore favourite bus stops from the Preferences section
- Function to sort the bus services by time (with the first to arrive being the first in the list). The default ordering by service name, can still be selected and will remain the default ordering
- Display of departure times has been rewritten to reflect a cleaner way of displaying bus times
- Fixed an issue, which prevented the app being displayed in the Android Market by QVGA devices (HTC Tattoo, HTC Wildfire, ...). The app is now compiled for Android 2.1 rather than 1.5, and now contains QVGA compatible graphics to support lower resolution devices. At the same time, higher resolution images were added to support WVGA

Old versions

Below are the earlier versions of My Bus Edinburgh. If you are aware of a newer version of My Bus Edinburgh or an older one, which is not listed here, please feel free to add it!

My Bus Edinburgh 0.0.2

Description/changelog of My Bus Edinburgh 0.0.2:

Released: June 15, 2010.
- DisplayStopDataActivity has now been rewritten so that it behaves correctly when the device has been rotated
- DisplayStopDataActivity will no longer randomly crash while auto-refreshing
- The dialog displayed when viewing a bus stop in BusStopMapActivity now lets you add and remove that stop from the favourites database
- Fixed an issue, where the app would crash upon start up if the database is corrupt
- Various other minor bug fixes
- Some code commenting


My Bus Edinburgh 0.0.1

Description/changelog of My Bus Edinburgh 0.0.1:

Initial release.



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