Check out these 49 new apps for your commute
Try out MTA-centric mobile tools from AT&T’s App Quest project, and vote for your fave.
Tue Aug 27 2013
Illustration: Nick Bertozzi
Most New Yorkers will tell you that they know better what’s good for the MTA than the MTA does itself. Tech-savvy types put their money where their mouth is last May, during a 24-hour hackathon to design smartphone apps for NYC commuters. Forty-nine of the apps, released through a collaboration between the MTA, AT&T and ChallengePost, are now available for the public to test out and vote on.
Apps run the gamut from the utilitarian—like Roadify, which aggregates official and crowdsourced info about mass-transit statuses—to the cultural—like hackathon winner SubCulture.FM, which allows you to identify and find more tunes from platform buskers. Voting is open through September 10; click here to browse the apps and choose your favorite. Though a panel of pros will decide the $20,000 grand-prize winner, the popular-choice pick will still nab $1,000.