UPDATE: The Downtown Raleigh Alliance has released their own bus tracking application for mobile phones. See more information here.
Remember that mobile R-Line tracking website that we were touting last week? Yep, it has already been pulled by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. As you can see in the image above and in the text below, DRA has asked Open Intelligence to pull the mobile tracker. Current reason for pulling the website is that the “GPS feed from the R-Line buses is public data, the DRA does not agree” says F.O. Finch, creator of the mobile tracking site. Bummer! Especially considering the DRA had no intentions of making their own mobile version of the tracker (although the email below from Finch states that the DRA may be releasing their own version soon).
We are trying to get an answer from the DRA, but in the meantime, Android users still have the option to track the R-line on an Application that is available in the Android Marketplace. Luckily, this one has yet to be pulled as it gets its information from RaleighRides.org and not the DRA’s website, but it could only be time. Check out the creation of the Android App here. iPhone and other mobile phone users are currently out of luck.
New Raleigh received the following email from F.O. Finch:
The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) has asked Open Intelligence to turn off our mobile R-Line tracker.
We look forward to the release of a mobile supported map from the DRA.
For more information, contact the DRA here.
Founder, Open Intelligence