We hate waiting for trains on the station platforms and wanted to do something about it!
How it works
Use realtime service data from the MTA as well as Google walking time estimations to calculate the optimal departure time and send notifications to the user's phone and watch
Challenges we ran into
Processing the MTA train data with protocol buffers and GTFS-realtime
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Working effectively across a team with a wide skill set; time management and prioritization
What I learned
Simplify the problem!
What's next for Routeo
Integrating with calendars and learning user behavior to further optimize travel time notifications