A new version of Metro’s mobile app for iPhones and Androids is available for download! Go Metro Los Angeles v2.2 is a significant update with new features and technical upgrades. Some of the new features are described below.
Android & iPhone
- Mode specific icons for Bus and Rail
Now when you click the Nearby feature, you’ll see separate graphic icons denoting Bus Stops vs Rail Stations.
- “Refresh” arrival times for Bus Stops
Let’s say you’ve favorited your most used Bus Stops (by clicking the Start button in the toolbar). Now by clicking the ‘Refresh’ button, revised Nextrip arrivals times will display on command.
- Station amenities for Rail Stations
There is a new button in the Rail Stations screens that will display detailed information about a station, including the number of bike lockers, bike racks, free parking spots and paid parking spots.
- Save a Trip Planner itinerary and view offline
Now when you save an itinerary, you’ve saved it offline onto the device and may view it without internet connection. This is useful if you are traveling in our Rail system or when internet connection has dropped.
- User Interface updates for all versions
Small user interface updates to make the app more pretty and consistent in the News and More screen
- When installing the app, Android customers can choose to save the app on a SD Card rather than the device
The app is not huge, per se, but the scheduling data that supports the app is. This feature is a response to customers who have older Androids (or devices with tons of apps) that were filling up memory-wise and this option allows the customers to decide where they want to install the app.
- View Stops / Stations nearby me on a map or a list
A feature already in the Android version, a new button allows you to view the closest Metro stops/stations visually on a map or a text list. Some customers are accustomed to viewing a map, some customers appreciate a list.
Check out some screen grabs after the jump!
Screens Shot from an iPhone