Having an iPhone is like having a transit-route map and a pile of bus schedules in your pocket. A month ago, TransLink rolled out an iPhone-specific version of its mobile-phone Web site that lets users bookmark frequently used bus stops for easy access to schedules.
Now, Vancouver-based Handi Mobility has developed a downloadable TransLink application for the iPhone. Igor Faletski, the CEO of Handi Mobility, told the Straight the free app uses the iPhone's GPS to show users nearby stops and when the next buses are coming. It should be hitting the iTunes App Store any day. A location-aware BlackBerry app is also on the way.