Metro Master - DC Metro Optimization App with Map by Optipotamus LLC (Universal)
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Released: Feb 20, 2012
Version: 2.0
Size: 126 KB
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Metro Master - DC Metro Optimization App with Map

Optipotamus LLC
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Are you a Metro Master?

Increase your Metro mastery with Metro Master, the best app for navigating the Metrorail system in Washington, DC. You will be amazed at what a difference Metro Master makes as you travel throughout our nation’s capital.

With Metro Master you can:
- Find a seat on a crowded train
- Exit before the crowd
- Easily get information about the station closest to you
- Know when the train is arriving
- Admire a beautifully designed Metro Map (with Rush+)

Metro Master tells you exactly where to board the train so that you are let off closest to the escalator or exit you wanted when you arrive at your destination. Alternatively, you can choose to board where the train is least crowded, and enjoy a comfortable ride while everyone else is crammed into one or two trains cars. See the screenshots below for examples!

Say goodbye to those long walks down the platform to your exit at the other end of the platform. Say goodbye to times stuck behind mobs of business people or crowds of tourists who get to the escalator before you do. And say hello to that one free seat on the train.

Questions? Email us at dcmetromaster@gmail.com or visit dcmetromaster.com

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Behind the App

In early summer 2011, David Glidden was in the Metro with two friends when one of them said “There are two things to know about the Metro: which direction you’re going and where to stand on the platform so you get off right at the escalator when you arrive at your station.” That got David thinking. He used his Notes app on his iPod Touch to record for each station where he should board the train in order to be let off right at the escalator at his destination. But this became very tedious and he teamed up with his college friend Andrew Thal to produce an app that would hold all of this crucial information. From August 2011 through December 2011, David and Andrew visited every Metro station to see which door of which car was closest to each exit in each station. The result? Metro Master.

What's new in version 2.0
* In this version we have completely redesigned Metro Master from the ground up.
* We have made it much easier to find information about train times, which car to enter, and see a map of the metro.
* We have also added the ability to find the station closest to you.
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Note: With this update the app will become free to download, and most of the parts of the app (train times, map, location) will be free. There will be a small subscription payment required to continue to use the station diagrams after a 60 day free trial.
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Our verdict: Ok
  • + Metro Master - DC Metro Optimization App with Map is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + The app is free.
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