August 21st, 2016 |
- Add the Commuter Forecast to the app
- Remove “Update” button from Profile page (use 1-step edit)
- Do NOT apply any filters to values captured via the Hashtag field (allow adult language 🙂 )
- Default the values for Continent and Country at Sign-up and Profile
- Let users know that their nickname may be publicly viewable
- Nicknames must now be at least 6 characters
- Crispen/Clarify the layout of Track Prediction page
- Expand time window for MyTrains
- Recent Alerts – Improved rendering of route name
- Allow e-mail address which contains hyphen
- Switch to the proper keyboard so users can easily use “@” key where needed
August 14th, 2016 |
admin, App, examples
Here are the steps
- Launch App Store
- Tap on the Update icon tab at lower right
- Tap on Purchased button in the upper section the screen
- Scroll to find Clever Commute
You will see the version listed right below the name/description of the app
- Go to Settings
- Tap Applications
- Tap Application Manager
- Scroll to find Clever Commute …and click on it
You will see the version number at the top of the screen
August 2nd, 2016 |
- Fix – switching between carriers
- Fix – formatting for small screens
- New Feature – added click-through
- Add auto-refresh (based on page_refresh_interval)
- Improved map rendering from Origin station
- Improve error handling when web/API fails to return data
- Back-end changes for data quality for UGC
July 31st, 2016 |
…then you are one of us who are making the to/from to NYC when many others are on vacation 🙁
But we have good news!
Now that version 2.0 of the FREE Clever Commute app hit BOTH the Android and Apple app stores, we are adding features like crazy!
We’re up to version 2.1.5 (are YOU?)…and one cool thing for you to know about is the real-time departureboard.
We have gone way beyond crowdsourced alerts and we now take data directly from LIRR, Metro North and NJ Transit and put it right in the app…for FREE.
NJT riders get an added bonus: It’s personalized so that it only shows you trains you care about…and automatically shows you “AM” vs. “PM” views of he data!
Please check it out by clicking on the main menu in the app (the so-called “hamburger” at the top left of the screen).
(For now, we’re being quiet about all the neat new premium features in the app. More on that soon).
In the meantime, please use the app to share and browse info…and definitely let us know if you have any questions, comments or feedback (feedback at clevercommute daht com)
July 15th, 2016 |
- Fixed notification badge (desktop icon) for iOS
- Fixed “Departureboard” Name when changing from one provider to another
- Fixed Google Maps error
- New feature – Tweets are now hashtagged with transit provider name
- Improved admin tools for moderating inappropriate content
- Improved RSS feeds for business partners
- Other fixes/enhancements to support admin / monitoring
June 17th, 2016 |
A group of MBA students at the University of Connecticut are developing a
marketing plan for Metro-North Railroad as part of a class project, and are seeking input from Metro-North commuters.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by clicking the link below.
Your input is greatly appreciated.
- Clever Commute shares this as a courtesy…for the commuting community.
- The survey is for academic purposes only.
- This initiative and Clever Commute are not affiliated with Metro North or any transit provider
June 6th, 2016 |
Short and sweet: the beta test of the new app is now open to YOU
The beta app you see will effectively be the new production version very soon…so all the more reason to get on board now. We think you will LOVE it.
June 5th, 2016 |
We love our premium users…and we never want to see you leave. But as you may know, we rely on Google to collect the funds from you.
If they try to charge the card they have on file, and it fails, you will get a letter such as the Payment Declined one below. If the issue is not resolved in a timely manner, then Google (not Clever Commute) will cancel the subscription and send you the Subscription Cancelled letter.
Why does this situation happen?
- The credit card that you use to fund your Clever Commute Premium service (at Google Play) is not longer valid (e.g., reported as lost, stolen or was otherwise deactivated)
- Google, for whatever reason, determined that the order
- was high risk (their term…not ours)
- did not comply with one of their policies
|If this happens, please follow Google’s instructions in that letter in order to get back on-board.
If you still need help, you can call Google at 855-492-5538.
As a reference, here are examples of the e-mails that Google sends (click on image to enlarge)
May 31st, 2016 |
Clever Commute Premium has dozens of amazing features.
This page explains one or more of them...
Here is a graphical walkthough of our amazing track predictor. No other app or service provides this feature.
(Click to expand)
||It starts with your custom departureboard.
It’s 6:10 and the 6:18 is not announced yet.
Click on the History icon to see the prediction
and the and supporting stats…
Your Track Prediction
- is usually announced 7 minutes in advance
- has been on 4 different tracks…
in the previous 8 days (see next picture)
Our algorithm puts you in control
- Identifies the higher-likelihood track
- Eliminates/Disqualifies some other tracks
- There is a 50% chance this train will be on Track 3 …and knowing that puts you way ahead of the game
- There is also a 25% chance this train will be on Track 4
And that works in your favor:
Track 3 and Track 4 share one platform.
Position yourself there to have a 75% chance of beating the cattle call!
It’s that simple. However, feel free to read on…
||Do you like data? We do!
- We give you a summary of tracks previously used by this train
- You can set it to show more or less data.
(5, 10, 30 or even 60 days)
We also show you the details…
||Here is the day-by-day track history.
Hmmm….based on those numbers…
what would YOU predict?Don’t worry! Our servers and algorithms keep on crunching the numbers
…right up until the official track announcement is made!
They announced your train…track 4…
and you beat the crowds
Have a seat, my friend.
You deserve it!
May 30th, 2016 |
In version 2.0, we overhauled what used to be the Profile page...and broke it into new components. This post explains one of them: My Commute
Just the facts, m’am
You want to know what is happening on your line…and this feature is where you tell us about your commute.
(The Profile feature tells others about you…and the Comms and Config settings describe your app preferences)