This page includes links to documentation for app users, for software developers, and for a useful tool for providing public transit information displays.
OneBusAway App Information
- Tutorials on using the iPhone and Android OneBusAway apps (these tutorials are hosted by San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, but the same steps apply elsewhere)
- The Android OneBusAway app also has a built-in tutorial. After you install the Android app and run it for the first time, you’ll get a prompt “Do you want to view the tutorial?”, and if you answer “yes” you’ll be occasionally prompted as you navigate around the app with explanations of the feature you’re looking at (like this screenshot). If you answered “no” or want to view the tutorial again at any time in the future, you can restart it in the main menu navigation drawer by tapping “Help->Show tutorial”.
- Data errors
- Android FAQs
- iPhone FAQs
Documentation for Software Developers
We have a considerable amount of documentation for software developers who want to deploy or extend OneBusAway. It is hosted on our GitHub project wiki: https://github.com/OneBusAway/onebusaway/wiki
OneBusAway servers provide a nifty sign mode. This lets you point any web browser at a web address with a particular format, and presto, you have a scrolling bus arrival sign in large font. For example, try Stop #600 for a busy stop in downtown Seattle. This can provide an inexpensive way to provide real-time information in lobbies of buildings, coffee shops, or anywhere you can have a flat screen display with an internet connection. More documentation is here.