Schedules - BART

Description: A trip planner for the BART train system in the northern California bay area. Check when the next train is coming simply by opening up dashboard.

No network connection is required. This is a full-featured trip planner, not a website frontend.

For more details, see http://worrydream.com/bartwidget.

Author: worrydream
Version: 1.01
New in v1.01: - Leopard compatibility.
- Fixed out-of-date Classic map.
Uploaded on: June 2nd 2007 at 6:28 PM
Rating: (4.67 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 747 (all versions), 124 (this version)
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I've been waiting impatiently for a BART widget. Thank you! The drag implementation is brilliant and made for a very nice surprise. The Google Station button is a great idea and will be heavily used when I plan trips. Including the price of fare is a thoughtful touch.

Some enhancements I hope to see include the ability to resize the window to easily see more trains and the ability to drag an empty space on the map to scout other stops without changing the source or destination. Also, it can be difficult to pinpoint a stop that has others nearby on both sides. It would be helpful to have an optional pull-down menu (or other method) for selecting stations by name.

One potential bug: Planning a trip from some stations immediately on the edge of the bay will show only one line as an option when there could be two. A trip from MacArthur to Montgomery shows only Millbrae without Daly City and the return trip shows Pittsburg without Richmond.

Thanks again!!! For less than version 1.0 this is already brilliant.

Posted by: alset on Jun 25, 05 (3:33 AM) for version 0.9b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Thanks for your comments, Dan!

Re selecting tight stations, I've received a few complaints about that, and I've got something cooking for the next version. smiley

Re your bug report, could you give me a specific example (date and time)? I don't see any missing trains from MacArthur to Montgomery when I compare with the line schedules or the official BART planner.

Posted by: worrydream (developer) on Jun 25, 05 (8:50 PM) for version 0.9b (previous version)  

A side note to widget developers: If you are serious about getting feedback, try putting a comment form on the back. You would not believe how many comments I got in the first 24 hours! Keep it coming, guys.

Posted by: worrydream (developer) on Jun 25, 05 (8:51 PM) for version 0.9b (previous version)  

See also: http://www.dashboardwidgets.com/showcase/details.php?wid=833

Posted by: dpoon on Jun 30, 05 (1:29 AM) for version 0.9b (previous version)  

Both of the new features are well implemented. The zoom feature was a pleasant surprise. Scheduling is also a great help.

Still hoping for the ability to resize the widget to view a larger area of the map.

I will continue to promote this uber-great widget to friends and strangers alike. If it inflates your ego a bit, I showed off this widget as a Mac-only feature to a friend who is thinking of switching. Anticipating future development!

Thank you!!! .... again!

Posted by: alset on Jul 04, 05 (6:29 AM) for version 0.91b (previous version)  

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