Subspotting by OFFC NY LLC (iPhone)
Released: Feb 4, 2016
Version: 1.1
Size: 9 MB
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Until recently, New York City was one of the few global metropolises without comprehensive cell phone coverage in its Subway. During that time of unreliable connectivity underground, the Subspotting app provided information about the available cell phone service and WiFi signals along all 21 lines, 469 stations, and 660 miles of track of the New York City Subway in a unique visualization and interaction paradigm.

Subspotting thus is a unique interactive artifact of wireless signals on the Subway up until beginning of 2017.

A need to stay connected?
The Subspotting app indicates average cell phone reception as well as individual reception information for the main carriers AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon.

Not enough service? Find the next WiFi-enabled station!
To supplement cell phone reception information, the app also displays WiFi-enabled stations along your route.

Miss seeing the sky? Wait for the next overground stretch!
To brighten your day (and cell phone reception), the Subspotting app clearly marks all overground stretches of each line in blue.

Where was your service in the New York City Subway?
Find out using the Subspotting app!


Data updates:
Subspotting keeps its current dataset as a historical snapshot of cellular service on the subway up until beginning of 2017.

What's new in version 1.1
Major new version 1.1!

Features include:
- updated list of Transit Wireless WiFi stations
- use Pinch to zoom in or out of a line (simply tapping is still easier to pull off - especially if using the app with only one hand - but we're all about enabling you to express yourself ;))
- improved animation speed, especially for zooming in (give it a try!)
- small adjustments to overground data
- various layout and design adjustments
- new, slicker app icon

Our verdict: Great!
  • + Subspotting is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $0.99.
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