London Bus Pal

London Bus Pal v4.2.3

This update was mostly to get the Apple version out – (version 4.2.1 was rejected by Apple). Version 4.2.2 and 4.2.3 are the same.


β€’ Updated the app to give a warning if it takes too long to obtain location and to give you the option to force the use of Android location provider (if your phone struggles to get location). 🌐
β€’ Made it optional to have a GPS on your phone to use the application. πŸ“΅

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London Bus Pal v4.2.1

This release focused mainly around providing functionality to give me tips. It feels slightly selfish, so I also included some bug fixes.

  • Begging bowl – I added in functionality where users can give me money tips πŸ€‘
  • Updated libraries to use the latest and greatest – this should usually result in more speed and stability πŸš…
  • A number of small bug fixes. πŸ›

(was version 4.2.0)

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London Bus Pal v4.1.2

This was just a quick update to fix the reordering of favourites issue which may have occurred. It should all be fixed now.

β€’ Bug fix: reordering favourites would not save on all devices – this has now been resolved πŸ’Ύ
β€’ Additional functionality: added in the option to reset the database in case anything breaks and it needs to be reset (this may need to be done if route functionality breaks – a long term solution will follow soon) πŸ—‘οΈ

The other feature added is one to reset the database in case things go wrong. This can be found right at the bottom of the list in the settings menu (tapping it doesn’t give much feedback at the moment, but it definitely is doing something).

If you notice that you cannot access bus route information any more or if you favourite stops have turned into numbers in the settings screen, tapping this should resolve it.

I’m working on making sure the app looks after itself!

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London Bus Pal v4.1.1

This update was to bring back map views to the way in which they used to work, but also give you the ability to have new features (like a half-page view where you can also see the data in the bottom half).

I spent a little bit of time also trying to make file sizes smaller, make the app faster and use less data (it should already be pretty fast and using a small amount of data, but there’s always room for improvement).

  • Map views: you can switch between full screen and half screen. Some updates to make it work like the old version did. πŸ—ΊοΈ
  • Update: updated wording and visuals for re-ordering of favourites in the settings page πŸŽ›
  • Update: when re-opening the app, it should now refresh all of the data. πŸ”„
  • Bug fix: in rare circumstances, the app would crash on Android Pie (9) πŸ₯§
  • Reduced the file size πŸ“œ
  • Speed improvements when loading details about routes 🏎️
  • More conservative data usage πŸ“‰
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London Bus Pal v4.1.0

We finally have the ability to re-order favourite stops – hopefully this will make life a little bit easier for some people.

β€’ New: you can now re-order your favourite stops in the settings menu ⭐️
β€’ New: routes list of all the bus routes 🚌
β€’ Updated: cleaned up the side drawer and made the links a bit better πŸ–ŒοΈ
β€’ Updated: nearby stops are now available without having to use the side drawer 🚏
β€’ Updated link to privacy policy πŸ“œ
β€’ Updated the splash screen 🌊
β€’ A few small bug fixes πŸ›

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London Bus Pal v4.0.9

Really small change in this one with a drastic improvement in load times when trying to find nearby stops. In the past, it could take a really long time if your phone was “starting from cold” – this should be fully resolved now.

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London Bus Pal v4.0.8

Some user feedback required additional updates which I wanted to get out before it affects and frustrates too many people:

  • Bug fix: “Unexpected errors” when trying to find location would happen more frequently than it should. This updates tries to address this – it might just take a couple of seconds for the location to be found.
  • Usability issue: The “favourites” star was too close to the expand and collapse arrow, which made it easy to accidentally add or remove favourites. I moved this to be out of the way to reduce accidental pressing of this button.
  • Usability issue: I also added in a prompt to validate the removal of any favourite.
  • Update: I removed the “experimental” tag from the map views.
  • Feature: For iOS only, I updated the app so that it is possible to navigate backwards (Android users already have this). This meant that I had to move the menu to the right hand side to make sure that I had space for the navigation button.

Thank you for all the feedback you have provided, it is helpful to make sure that the app is as stable as possible.

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London Bus Pal v4.0.7

Following some review feedback, I addressed some issues:

  • Major bug which was introduced from version 4.0.0 onward – if you ask for stops near me, the stops would just display in random order and it might not necessarily be the stops nearest to you. This has been fixed.
  • Styling updates to make better use of the screen space – similar to how version 3 used to look.
  • Added back the ability to search by post code which also disappeared from version 4.0.0.
  • Added links to the app stores and the website (

Platforms: Android and iOS

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London Bus Pal v4.0.6

Bug bash! No new features in this release, but after a couple of days of running and seeing how things work out, I made the app more stable by going through all of the logs and making sure that when the unexpected occurs, the app doesn’t blow up!

Platforms: Android and iOS

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London Bus Pal v4.0.5

Bug fix: As part of the rewrite, a feature which was in the app since day was went missing and I added it back now: you can expand and collapse bus stops. This is especially useful if you have a long list of stops and you don’t want to have to scroll through the entire list.

Platforms: Android and iOS