MTA REALTIME: MOBILE FLASH INTERFACE

MTA Real-time Mobile is a prototype mobile interface for what matters most to commuters in New York - when the next subway is arriving. This is a flash program related to my thesis work that runs on a Nokia user's phone and will tell them at a glance when the next three trains are scheduled to arrive at a selected station.

The timetable data is being harvested directly from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's schedule database using PHP scripts and xml. For the first time, the next train information is available to the user without having to peruse many different web pages and menus online. The application also presents the user with an innovative interface that only requires a quick glance to know when the next train is arriving.Tested on S60 Nokia N95...

 

Intro screenshot to the mobile flash application.

 

Menu to select a subway line.

 

Menu to select a borough.

 

Menu for selecting a station.

 

Menu for selecting a direction.

 

Results of a query with the next three train arrivals.