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London Bus Pal v20.2.2

  • Updated the way the app displays errors when TfL has scheduled maintenance 😡
  • Improved the look of the toggle countdown time displays ⏰
  • Added in some “secret” swipe gestures – you can swipe left or right to get additional information:
    • Swipe the stop name left or right when viewing stops to see the 5 digit stop code. 🚏
    • Swipe the destination of a bus to see the bus registration number 🚌
  • Better handling when the app loses connectivity to the internet 🌐
  • A few small bug fixes 🐞

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London Bus Pal v20.2.1

Next update to make things better.

  • • Added in toggle function to switch between countdown and ETA view ⏰
  • Added in option to show fleet number by default when looking at buses (changed in settings) 🚌
  • Improvements to make the app as small as possible 🗜️
  • Updates to the platform and libraries I use to ensure that the app is as stable as possible. 📚
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London Bus Pal v20.1.1

First update of 2020 – it’s just a small one to make sure everything stays up to date.

Please be sure to review this app if you find it useful – reviews are really helpful for a small, independent developer like myself.

• Updates to the platform and libraries I use to ensure that the app is as stable as possible. 📚

Tip: you can go to settings and choose whether to show the home screen, nearby stops or your favourite stops when the application starts. It’s right at the top! 🏠

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London Bus Pal v19.9.2

  • Improvement: you can now choose whether the application is permanently in dark mode, light mode or if it should use the system settings. 🌙
  • Updates to the platform and libraries I use to ensure that the app is as stable as possible (I know this sounds lame, but it’s important!). 📚

Tip: you can go to settings and choose whether to show the home screen, nearby stops or your favourite stops when the application starts. It’s right at the top! 🏠

This is a relatively light update as I updated the Flutter framework to the latest version – 1.9.1. This should generally improve the way things work on the latest versions of iOS and Android.

At the time of writing, it’s not clear if this will be published on iOS or not. My previous two attempts were rejected by Apple as the app was getting stuck on the splash screen in their test environments on iPads. When searching for this, it appears that it’s not an uncommon issue and not only related to Flutter. I do wonder if it is not an issue in their test lab as the app seemed perfectly fine on an iPad I used to test it with. It will take a day or two before I will know if this update will go out.

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London Bus Pal v19.9.1

  • Improvement: improved the look of the home screen and allow users to choose exactly what to show when the app starts. 🏠
  • Improvement: the app will now use the system setting to switch between light mode and dark mode. You can switch on dark mode permanently from the settings screen. 🌙
  • Improvement: small visual improvements throughout.
  • Updates: Library updates to ensure the app is always as fast as possible and using your phone as efficiently as possible. 📚

This version was not published to iOS due to an issue with the way it was loading on an iPad. These updates will be rolled into the next version which should hopefully be published!

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London Bus Pal v19.8.1

  • This is a required update to ensure that the app keeps working after Transport for London (TfL) changes the way in which some of their data feeds work. 📰
  • Updates: Library updates to ensure the app is always as fast as possible and using your phone as efficiently as possible. 📚

Note that I have changed the way in which I version the app now – with the first two parts indicating the year and the month. This is mostly because it became too difficult to determine which version number I should update – it makes more sense to tie it to a date.

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London Bus Pal v4.5.0

  • New: Introduced a new landing page with links to other parts of the app 📰
  • Improved: Moved the loading indicator to be inside the app bar to stop the contents from jumping during loading 📡
  • Improved: Errors are now dismissable 🎾
  • Updates: Library updates to ensure the app is always as fast as possible and using your phone as efficiently as possible. 📚
  • Updates: A few minor bug fixes. 🐛

I have finally made a landing page for the app – this doesn’t generally affect existing users, but for new users, it should mean not being greeted by a blank screen. Working hard in the background for small improvements like these.

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London Bus Pal v.4.4.5

Consolidated notes for 4.4.4 and 4.4.5:

• Dynamic updates of bus route info and bus stop info – all of the latest bus route changes should hopefully now reflect in the app. 🚍

• Route sequences will still load, even if no data is available from TfL (for example, on route 301). ▶️

• Library updates to ensure the app is always as fast as possible and using your phone as efficiently as possible. 📚

• A few minor bug fixes. 🐛

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London Bus Pal v4.4.3

This is a fairly big update where the app will now dynamically be able to update route and bus stop information. All changes:

• Dynamic updates of bus route info and bus stop info – all of the latest bus route changes should hopefully now reflect in the app. 🚍

• Library updates to ensure the app is always as fast as possible and using your phone as efficiently as possible. 📚

• A few minor bug fixes. 🐛

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London Bus Pal v4.4.2

This was a fairly small update from a feature perspective. All frameworks and libraries were updated from 4.4.1 to ensure the app is as fast and bug-free as possible.

No new features were added.