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An app to show everything bus related in Singapore

An app to show everything bus related in Singapore

NextBus SG

An app to show everything bus related in Singapore, including bus arrival times and a directory, with extra features.

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NextBus-SG

๐Ÿš€ Features

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  • [x] Show the arrival times of buses at stops near the user
    • [x] Show a list of buses not currently in serivce
    • [x] Show if a bus stop is also an MRT station in the search page
    • [x] Show which all bus stops around the user are also MRT stations (needs help) (#2)
    • [x] Show the load of buses (green for not crowded ... )
    • [ ] Show timings for college buses (NUS, NTU, SUTD, ... ), although still need to collect data for these (check out this repository for updates)
  • [x] Ability to save buses at a particular stop as a favorite
    • [x] Confirm user's action of adding/removing from favorites using bottom sheets
      • [ ] Display a toast when a favorite has been added/removed to notfy the user of their actions
    • [x] Automatically show the arrival time of favorite buses at stops (if user is at stop)
    • [x] Add ability to view all favorites in a popup page
    • [x] Show message prompting user to add a favorite if there are no favorites
    • [x] Custom names for favorites
  • [x] Ability to search for bus services, routes, and stops (Search page)
    • [x] See information for each bus stop
    • [x] See information for each bus service
      • [x] See a list of routes for each bus service
    • [ ] See information for each MRT station (unplanned)
  • [x] FAQ page to teach users how to use the app
  • [x] Onboarding (introduction) pages to show how to use the app
  • [x] Third page (settings/options page, should also show tutorial/FAQ on how to use the app)
  • [x] Request user location permission on app start
    • [x] Display button to open settings if location permissions denied
  • [ ] Add quick actions to go to favorites and MRT map (implemented, but not working on IOS: #13634)
  • [x] Theme customization
    • [x] Light/dark theme
      • [ ] Change status bar text color depending on theme
    • [ ] Accent color (unplanned) (might not implement) (only blue, green, and light blue)
    • [ ] Change font size (unplanned) (might not implement)
  • [ ] THINK OF A MORE CREATIVE NAME.
๐Ÿงจ Click to reveal features for the future
  • [ ] Graph view for arrival times, rather than just showing numbers (planned, although implementation is difficult)
  • [ ] AR navigation
  • [ ] Tell users how to get to the nearest bus stop (unplanned)
  • [ ] Map view to show the nearest bus stops (unplanned) (might not implement)

Wiki

๐Ÿ›  Data

Check out themindstorm/bus-sg for a detailed guide on how the data was scraped. The data is copyrighted by LTA.

๐Ÿ“ฆ Packages used

  • provider
  • hive
  • hive_flutter
  • hive_generator
  • geolocator
  • permission_handler
  • styled_widget
  • flutter_markdown
  • bot_toast
  • url_launcher
  • introduction_screen
  • flutter_launcher_icons
  • flutter_native_splash
  • quick_actions

App philosophy

In short, I first made this app only for myself because I wasn't happy with any app that already exists. All I needed was a simple, clutter-free interface to show bus timings of only the buses I'm actually taking. On rare occasions, I wounldn't know where the bus stop is. I'd just use Google Maps. I never found large maps on bus apps useful.

No map

The thing is, once you know where a bus stop is, you won't need to use the map again. If you already know where the stop is, the mpa on your scren takes more space. There are rare occasions when I don't know how to get to the bus stop, but that's why I have Google/Apple Maps.

Clutter free interface

You need bus timings. I'm giving you bus timings. Period.

Context-aware favorites

  • You saved Bus 14 at Bedok Interchange as a favorite.
  • You open the app near Bedok Interchange
  • We assume that you are taking Bus 14, so we put its timings at the top of the screen (refer to the images above)

Other information

Built setup

Your system requires the Flutter SDK. Follow the steps here to install it on your system. Once Flutter is installed, follow these steps:

  1. Clone or fork this repository.
  2. In the lib folder, create keys.dart .

In keys.dart , paste the following:

final String apiKey = '<LTA API KEY>';

To get an API key, go to LTA's Request For API Access web page and fill out the form. The key is required for the app to work properly.

Once the key as been set up, the app can be tested with the following commands:

flutter run

Please check out the wiki for additional information.

Generating icons and splash screens

After updating pubspec.yaml , run these commands:

flutter pub run flutter_launcher_icons:main
flutter pub pub run flutter_native_splash:create

Stuck at installing debug Android app?

Go to app settings and uninstall your app. The app may not appear in your launcher, but it could still be installed. Go to your settings, find it, and completely uninstall it.

This can also be done using ADB:

adb uninstall com.themindstorm.nextbussg

If this does not work, check out this answer on SO.

Build Android APK and appbundle

flutter build appbundle
flutter build apk

Once the APK has been built, install it on a physcally connected Android device:

flutter install

If you have multiple devices, you can view a list of Android devices connected using this command:

adb devices

And to install the app on an Android device, copy the device ID and install the app using

flutter install <devce ID>

๐ŸŽ— Support

Like this project?

  • โญ๏ธ Star the repository
  • ๐Ÿ“ฉ Send a pull request to add new features
  • ๐Ÿ’Œ Share this package with other developers
  • ๐Ÿ“ฒ Download the mobile apps (scroll to the top for links)

Detailed screenshots

Click to reveal detailed images of the app's different screens and explanations. These images may be too tall for desktop screens.
UI Description
onboard view Onboarding screen, where the user is asked for the location permission
main page Main page, where users see a list of bus stops near them (and favorites), and see their respective bus arrival timings
favorites prompt Users are prompted to confirm
favorites view Favorites that are close to the user are show on the main page
search view Search page
bus stop view Bus stop details page
bus service view Bus service details page
More page More page, where users can change settings and see some more features
dark view ๐ŸŒ™ Dark theme
rename Bus stops can be renamed (renamed bus stops in italics)
quick actions Quick actions! These do not seem to be working on iOS at the moment: #13634.

GitHub

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