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DB transport Apps
Nov 13th, 2015 at 12:50am
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Ontime HK app is not working anymore. Does anyone know or can recommend a good app - with DB ferry and DB buses timetable? DB transportation app doesn't count as it is not good at all. Appreciate your help.
  
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Reply #1 - Nov 13th, 2015 at 7:04am
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The is no other app except the DB Transport V2 and it is slow and sometimes unresponsive.
  
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Reply #2 - Nov 13th, 2015 at 11:03am
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It's awful right JojoS?

I know its free, but for a company to put out an app that does not work, and they are incharge of running schedules of buses and ferries...it pretty poor!
  
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Reply #3 - Nov 13th, 2015 at 11:02pm
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I have to say it is sometimes magical. When I am at the bus stop and I tap on the DB Transport V2 icon, the bus appears before anything comes up on my android device's screen.
  
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Reply #4 - Nov 13th, 2015 at 11:08pm
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I think it must be the only update where the second version is significantly worse than the first.
  
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Reply #5 - Nov 14th, 2015 at 1:27am
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I have never found any new technology to be better than the last.  On the contrary, it becomes progressively worse and more complicated to use.  See recent post about HSBC internet banking.

For DB timetables, I carry small ferry card in my wallet.  For bus timetables, there is this website to use on your mobile:

http://www.arounddb.com/info/transport

Why waste time and money with apps that are useless and only use up valuable space.
  
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Reply #6 - Nov 14th, 2015 at 4:00am
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Haha, good one JojoS.


Ger, don't agree on this one.
In theory you should be able to press a button and get the info you need with a countdown clock.
The app could be fantastic, but sadly it is so slow that you cannot get the info needed before (as JojoS has pointed out) you have either missed something or found something by chance.

There are plenty of apps out there that really are just brilliant.
One I am using at the moment can read Chinese Characters and translate in real time!!
  
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Reply #7 - Nov 14th, 2015 at 4:11am
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Well, maybe that was a bit OTT, but an app for DB transport is nonsense.  The times are so few that I know them by heart.  If I couldn't remember I'd think there was something wrong with my memory.

Agree some apps are wonderful.  A friend has one where you speak in Cantonese and the characters appear.
  
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Reply #8 - Apr 24th, 2016 at 1:39am
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I couldn't agree more. DB transport V2 is pretty much the worst app I've ever seen.

As someone who writes iOS apps, I cannot believe that Apple allowed it through their audit. Surely it fails to meet their user experience guidelines.......
  
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Reply #9 - Jul 7th, 2016 at 11:49am
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well maybe because we complain it too much, they now decide to take it down. No more apps. can either memorize them in your head or carry a small card in your wallet.
  
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Reply #10 - Nov 14th, 2016 at 8:48am
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There could be a business opportunity there if anybody knows how to code apps.
  
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Reply #11 - Jan 15th, 2017 at 2:39pm
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Treyo wrote on Nov 14th, 2016 at 8:48am:
There could be a business opportunity there if anybody knows how to code apps.


I might be able to make a DB ferry timetable style app for Android. But I'm gonna try and make it for Windows 10 for computers, tablets and phones first.
  
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Reply #12 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 2:27am
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I find just having a photo on my phone, linked from the home screen, of the timetable is far quicker than any of these apps.
  
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