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Release Notes for Version 3.1.7

April 8th, 2018  |  Published in examples

Bug Fixes

  • Formatting of punctuation / special characters in Recent Alerts
  • Track Prediction fixes to ensure timeliness
  • Fixed a few issues with date widget on Snooze feature
  • Fixed a few issue for setting / changing Routes in Settings
  • Upgrade process of sending push notifications to Android users

New Features and Enhancements

  • First iteration of off-line capabilities have been added. More to come.
  • Added PABT feed for Lakeland Bus Route 78
  • Improved processing and output for NJT when trains are DELAYED/CANCELLED/STANDBY
  • UI improvements to accomodate Apple iPhone X


  • Modernized ad-serving platform
  • Enhanced routines to monitor and refresh GTFS data

Gremlins! A workaround for a sign-up bug

February 7th, 2018  |  Published in examples

Some users on some devices are experiencing a problem with the part of the sign-up process whereby you are prompted for information about your Route (primary/secondary/tertiary), Origin and Destination stations.
For some, the app does not show then the proper Provider (LIRR vs MetroNorth, etc) and therefore does not show the proper choices for their Origin and Destination.

We apologize for the problem. We have fixed both the Android and iOS versions of the app. The new version is called 3.1.5 and is available in the Apple App Store as well as Google Play

The workaround is to simply enter whatever you can at the Sign Up page…and then

  • Go to the main menu and press Settings
  • Select My Commute to update the values as you like
  • When you are done making your changes, please remember to scroll down and press Update at the bottom of the page.



Release notes for version 3.1.1

February 5th, 2018  |  Published in examples

Bug Fixes

  • Ensure PM Track Voting get re-set each night
  • Hide “reverse commute” values for e-mails
  • Improve experience when there is no internet connection
  • Improve handing of certain emoji in Recent Alerts
  • Ensure days-of-history is properly stored and rendered on Track Prediction page
  • Un-set iOS badge after viewing Recent Alerts

Plus other technical improvements (certificates, instrumentation)



Release Notes for Version 3.1.0

January 23rd, 2018  |  Published in examples

Bug Fixes and User-Facing Enhancements

  • App needs to handle (display) the apostrophe and quotation marks better
  • Push notifications are not going for some users
  • Show the version number of the app in the app

Technical work and Back-end Changes 

  • Upgrade of UI Framework
  • Ensure timeliness of GTFS
  • Improve usage metrics
  • Archive Framework for data
  • Apple X Verification
  • iOS Distribution refresh
  • Ensure Google Mobile Ads SDK at 7.0.0 or newer
  • Hygeine – Clean out the root of public_html

And this is why you want Clever Commute

November 9th, 2017  |  Published in examples

In the picture below, we added the yellow and greenish highlighting to show that the commuter RSW shared news a full 15 minutes earlier than the official alert. Click on the picture to get a closer look.

This kind of thing happens all the time on Clever Commute.


Premium App Rebate Program

September 13th, 2017  |  Published in examples

Please read carefully.  Commuter action is needed at the end of their 1-month trial.  


The steps:

  • In the app, select the Premium option, and follow your app store’s instructions to subscribe
  • After 30 days, Apple or Google will charge your funding source (and send you a confirmation)
  • Within 5 days of being charged, send us (feedback [at] clevercommute -dot- com)
    • A copy of the confirmation
    • The mailing address for the gift card (e.g. your home or your office)
      Within 10 days, we’ll will send you the gift card via US mail


  • This deal is route-specific (e.g., NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor Line or LIRR Port Jefferson Branch)
  • This offer is for new subscribers only
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Premium is Excellent for DeCamp riders (source: I am one)

September 12th, 2017  |  Published in examples

If you use the free service, please note that Monday was a great example of why you should check out our Premium service. 
Yes…a subscription costs a little extra (it likely adds less than 1% to your monthly commuting cost). 
But yesterday, our Premium users benefited many ways:

  • they knew, in advance, about the buses that DeCamp canceled
    (Clever Commute uses a datafeed of DeCamp’s announcements…and we show that to Premium users)
  • they know about an alert from Port Authority about delays going into NY
  • they had full control of what info they received and how and when

Plus more! The best write-up I have for bus riders is here: 
But we’re adding features like crazy…so there is more than that…and more on the way. 

So please open the app and click on the main menu.
Select the “Premium” to start your 30-day free trial

For the amount of time we all spend commuting…and the low cost of Premium service…it’s time to at least explore a free month. 
You can cancel any time…and I’ll refund the unused part. 

How’s that? 

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Another Dog Days Example

August 20th, 2017  |  Published in examples

Here is a fairly typical example of how Clever Commute provides information that is faster and better than the actual transit providers.

This is a picture of the Recent Alerts feed in the app.

This happned on the morning of 18-Aug 2017
(click image to enlarge)


Regarding on-time performance. Let’s just say…

August 14th, 2017  |  Published in examples

A big Thank You to everyone who has been pitching in on our fledgling metrics project.

It’s generating a ton of data…and we are actively organizing and analyzing it. Click to enlarge the report below which shows summarized info for some NJT AM trains.

Oh…and that last colum?
Red values mean that the month-to-date average actual arrival time is later than the scheduled arrival time.

Let’s just say that NJT’s claims of on-time performance are subject to some interpretation.

Thanks again…and look for a proper report in the Fall.
The folks who were consistent sharers will indeed get a copy.


Dog Days Example

August 7th, 2017  |  Published in examples

Here is a fairly typical example of how Clever Commute provides information that is faster and better than the actual transit providers.

This is a picture of the Recent Alerts feed in the app.

The train in question is the 6:29 PM train from Hoboken on 7-Aug 2017
(click image to enlarge)

TOP: From Clever Commute’s feed of actual NJT alerts.
(yes, we offer these in the app,
for free, during Summer Of Hell. Other times.
Other times, it’s Premium feature)Note:
Timestamp is 6:51 PM
NJT says the train is up to 10 min late

BOTTOM: A commuter, already shared the news.

Timestamp is At 6:41 PM
user Bcretella shared the news that it was “T+12”
…and we were still in the station.

(I say “we” because I was on that train…
and I was pleased to see Clever Commuters pitching in!)