Developer: mxData Limted
iOS Version: 3.0+
Retina Display: No
Stay ahead of the game, and London congestion, with this incredibly useful app
The Tube sucks – there’s no two ways about it. Even if you manage to beat the horrific congestion you’re always running the risk of either being delayed or actually getting stuck on the underground – say goodbye to that enjoyable day you were having.
Thankfully, Tube Map wants to try and change all that. Giving you easy access to a visual image of the entire London Underground, as well as departures, delays, routes, costs and up-to-the-minute service reports, no longer do you have to rush for a train only to find out it’s not going anywhere.
You can also, should you so desire, link it with other mxData downloads, creating a complete public transport hub that is constantly ready and waiting on your iPhone.
There is, of course, one problem with it that applies to all Underground navigation apps, namely you won’t actually be able to use all its functions once you travel below the surface.
With no 3G connection possible, certain route planning functions will no longer be available. Naturally if you get caught in a rush you’ll rue the day for not checking, but at least you have some tools at your disposal. You can still search for stations offline and plan routes, so it remains incredibly useful even offline even if you can’t get specific times or alerts about problems.
Those who simply can’t stand adverts can also drop £1.99/$2.99 to upgrade to the pro version, but for the majority the free download should suffice. Well thought out, easy to use and genuinely helpful, we are almost positive we’ll start to rely on this heavily from here on out.
Gives you an advantage over the always-perilous London Underground for the grand price of nothing. A truly wonderful app.
Win Jabra Rox wireless earbuds
Improve your audio experience by winning these Dolby Sound Bluetooth headphonesRead more...
Save up to 75% in huge Apple user guide price drop
Get more out of your iPhone, iPad, or Mac with these essential books that have been slashed in priceRead more...
Gamevil returns with its staple RPG franchiseRead more...
Deus Ex: The Fall Review
Deus Ex: The Fall is an original game from the makers of Human Revolution that brings console-quality graphics and gameplay to iPhone, iPad and AndroidRead more...
Tinker – Tweak Your Productivity review
Schedule and keep track of any short-term productivity tasks with this iPhone appRead more...
Upgrade Soul Review
The beginning of a new sci-fi series on iOSRead more...
National Trust Gardens
An educational, informative and fun app for gardenersRead more...
Zime (Beta) Review
Who says iOS gets all the best looking apps? Zime proves Android has plenty to offerRead more...