Clever Commute Blog

Managing the “Good News” alerts at the start of your commute

Managing the “Good News” alerts at the start of your commute

The Heads-Up feature sends Premium users the official view of their commute at the user’s stated travel time. Some riders want to suppress those alerts. To accomplish that, they may use another Premium feature: the ability to stop notifications from any given user. How to: When you see such a message in Recent Alerts, tapRead more about Managing the “Good News” alerts at the start of your commute[…]

The New Year resolution I made last January (130 fixes and enhancements in the first 3 quarters of 2019)

The New Year resolution I made last January (130 fixes and enhancements in the first 3 quarters of 2019)

For 2017 and 2018, I was publishing a new version of the app on a somewhat-monthly schedule. There were so many features to add…so many opportunities. It was energizing. But the majority of these things focused on the NJ commuting experience. To be clear, a lot of work is always needed on the infrastructure usedRead more about The New Year resolution I made last January (130 fixes and enhancements in the first 3 quarters of 2019)[…]

A (official) ‘heads up’ before you commute

A (official) ‘heads up’ before you commute

At the start of your commute, this feature sends an alert (per your notification options) to let you if your provider says things are GOOD SERVICE (LIRR/Metro-North) or On or Close (NJ Transit) . This matches what you see at Service Status at your (train) provider’s website. E.g.,  http://mta.info or www.njtransit.com Example: Of course, ifRead more about A (official) ‘heads up’ before you commute[…]

We brought back a great feature: “News you need”

We brought back a great feature: “News you need”

Before the Clever Commute app was released, our web-based offering had a feature called Conductor Message. No, it wasn’t from the real conductor :)…but they are helpful timely messages for your commute! We are so pleased to announce that it’s back! (premium only…starting in version 3.3.6) #1 – Color-coded to show the severity #2 –Read more about We brought back a great feature: “News you need”[…]

Identifing the train makes Alerts even more helpful

Identifing the train makes Alerts even more helpful

Summary: The Participate feature allows you to optionally identify the train affected. That information is then shown as part of the alert (in Recent Alerts, push notifications, and e-mails [Premium feature]) Based on your My Commute settings (Origin, Destination, Primary route), and the time of day, the app queries official schedule data provided by NJT, LIRR andRead more about Identifing the train makes Alerts even more helpful[…]

Your Commute

Your Commute

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)