A new website providing real-time bus information has been launched in York Region.
YourStop is compact, easy to use and displays equally well on both mobiles and desktops. The app’s main focus is to allow users to find next arrivals at bus stops quickly and easily. Live predictions are given when available and buses can be tracked in real time. Recently viewed stops are automatically saved for riders to reuse. Favourite stops can also be bookmarked.
In YourStop, users can find stops using three distinct methods. There is a detailed stop search facility and a capability to browse all of YRT/Viva’s 5100 stops on a map. Perhaps most useful though, is the Locate the Nearest Stops button, which a user sees when they first enter the site. It marks all stops within half a mile of the user on a map. If there are less than 20, the next closest are shown.
To have it behave like a mobile application, look for an Add to Home Page option when using it on your phone. That puts an icon on your screen and, when launched, the look and feel are similar to native mobile applications.
Visit yourstop.info to try it out.