Timefinder is based on the beautifully simple mobile website we mentioned recently (which has also had a bit of a facelift since we last looked at it). Just enter your service number, the direction you’re traveling and your stop. The app then brings back the times the service is scheduled to pass you.
It’s definitely a handy tool to have and the only problem it currently has is that stops aren’t always listed in route order, making it sometimes difficult to quickly find the stop you’re interested in.
Still, this is the first iteration of the app and it’s sure to be improved with time. Its creators, Ben Webb and Josh Pickett, have been stars of the local news media recently, with a piece in the Manchester Evening News and a BBC Radio Manchester appearance recently. They’ve also been talking directly to GMPTE about their efforts.
For those with an Android phone, Timefinder is in the Android Market now as a free download. Everyone else can use the website.