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TreKing (Chicago) 4 Free

by Rez Mobile
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.4.1
  • Feature Update - In-App Developer Alerts The app will now present developer alerts (new version notifications, responses to comments, etc) directly in the app. This makes it easier to review notifications and cuts down the annoyance factor!

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004SRGZ64
  • Release Date: March 23, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,854 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Get live predictions for CTA buses and 'L' trains
  • Save, group, and organize your most frequently-used stops
  • Set alerts for arriving vehicles
  • Quickly and easily export your data to the full version

Product Description

Travel smarter with the most popular and award-winning† app for trekking around Chicago public transit on the CTA.

This isn't just a bus or train tracker - this feature-packed yet easy-to-use app will revolutionize your commute and simplify your life.

<b>IMPORTANT: Metra, Pace, and South Shore are NOT supported in this free version because they do not provide a bus or train tracker like the CTA.

It costs me money to host, serve, maintain, and update the data for these other systems, so they must be limited to the paid version of the app.

Sorry, but thank you for understanding.</b>

† Apps4MetroChicago app contest finalist (Transportation round).

========== Key Features ==========

= Vehicle arrival predictions =
- Real-time predictions for CTA buses
- Real-time predictions for CTA trains
- Set a destination - get estimated trip time

= Save frequently used stops =
- Organize saved stops with labels
- Reorder, edit, and delete favorites easily
- Auto + manual backups of all of your data

= Alerts =
- 5 minute alert for when to catch your ride

= Nearby stops =
- View nearest stop within a 1/8 mile radius
- View route + directions at that stop
- Get predictions at that stop

= Powerful mapping features =
- Plot any saved stop on a map
- Find 1 stop in the visible map area at any time
- View predictions right on the map
- View 1 vehicle's location + travel direction
- Quick access to system maps

= Even more features =
- Export your data to the full version
- Data caching: fast loading + offline use
- Built-in error and bug-reporting
- Dedicated customer support - just email!

========== In The Full Version ==========

= More prediction features =
- Realtime predictions for Pace buses
- Realtime predictions for Metra trains
- Schedule predictions for Indiana's South Shore Line
- Watch predictions in the notification area
- Higher-accuracy estimated trip time
- Home screen widget for predictions
- Lock screen widget for predictions

= More groups to organize your data =
- No limit on number of groups you can have

= Better alerts =
- Configure alert time for when to catch your ride
- Alerts for when to get off at your stop
- Pick the ringtone to play for these alerts

= Better nearby stops =
- View all stops within up to a ½ mile radius

= More powerful mapping features =
- Find + plot bus stops anywhere in the city
- View all vehicle locations + travel directions
- View full route paths

= Trip planning features =
- Step-by-step directions via public transit
- Save most used queries for faster planning

= Even more features =
- Favorite Routes filtering
- Service alerts that may affect your trip

========== Additional Info ==========

This app is still under HEAVY, ACTIVE development!

Many more features still to come, with major updates every month or two!

Please email with suggestions, ideas, and feature requests!

Please see website for:
• Complete user guide / help pages
• Transit system limitations
• Detailed FAQs
• Permissions explanations

========== DISCLAIMER ==========

This app uses Google Analytics for gathering ANONYMOUS app-usage statistics.

Technical Details

Size: 10MB
Version: 3.4.1
Developed By: Rez Mobile
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • Access the vibration feature
  • Read from external storage
  • Read only access to device state
  • Write to external storage
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good app but.... September 25, 2011
By k Byrd
it has competition from Red Eye Chicago's CTA app which has a better interface and includes alerts in its version which is also free.
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5.0 out of 5 stars always part of my trip planning August 15, 2013
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This free app is very accurate; I would say 95% of the time. The few times a bus route would disappear from the tracker I think was not the tracker's fault but the CTA. You can personalize your own bus/train lists. The alerts to update are sometimes annoying but not that frequent and definitely worth a free app. I always check this app before leaving the door so I can plan my walk to the stop accordingly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great app to have if riding the CTA March 21, 2015
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I found it to be very accurate in providing arrival times for various buses. Great app to have if riding the CTA.
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