This is one in a worldwide series of Zuti maps from Visual IT who have been producing public transportation maps for mobile devices for many years.
The highlights of this application include:
The Washington Metro - Map and route planner by Zuti makes it easy to travel in and around Washington using the WMATA Metro and DC circulator bus routes. The application contains a professionally drawn map and route planner with many unique features. The inbuilt map provides a simple and colourful view of the city transport services with the ability to flip to an online street map view when an internet connection is available. This way the user can view the online map feature when above ground and the transport map and route planning is still fully functional underground or anywhere there is no internet connectivity. This provides the best of both worlds, the transport map and route planning anytime, anywhere and online street maps and search when a connection is available.
Does not require an internet connection and will always be available to display a clear and detailed view of the city transport system, plus list and animate the optimum route for your journey. Provides the fastest route calculations of any mobile routing application (virtually instantaneous) using actual published journey times with the ability to select the quickest route or the route with the least changes.
Comprehensive details of your planned route are provided, including “direction”, “towards” and “service frequency” information (not available on any other offline journey planner) for example “Take the Metro Blue line (Eastbound) towards Largo Town Center for 4 mins (2 stops). Service runs every 12 minutes” which is essential when finding the correct platform and direction. Also given are alternatives for each leg of the journey.
The unique travel explorer feature provides a view of travel times using transport and on foot and distances from any location on the map. This is helpful for getting a sense of scale and connectivity of the transport system and can provide some interesting results. For example is it quicker to use the metro to go from Federal Triangle to Archives or is it quicker on foot? (Hint, the quickest route will keep you fitter). No other application makes it so easy to get around on the metro and allow you to make travel decisions based on the actual distances and estimated travel times on foot.
A superb animation of your journey is displayed tracking around the map showing you exactly where you're heading.
- No Internet Connection Required
The map and routing do not require an internet connection and you will not be charged data connection fees. This also means the application runs perfectly underground, on an aeroplane, etc. For international visitors to a city who have data roaming turned off this is an ideal solution.
Use your inbuilt GPS (will also work with iPod Touch devices) to accurately locate and track yourself within the city centre and see the nearest transportation stop and distance to it.
When an internet connection is available, optional "Live Information" on the current state of the transport services and real time WMATA station departure boards can be viewed allowing you to plan your journeys in advance and avoid any potential delays. Unique to this application is the ability to turn off services that are out of action and automatically calculate an alternative route.
Tap on the map for location information, use the inbuilt search feature or choose from a list of locations. Places of interest, museums, hotels, parks, restaurant, shops, hospitals, streets, etc, are also included. The route planner will automatically suggest the nearest station to any place of interest you select.