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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tube Star App - Connecting London Underground's Commuters

If you have an Android phone and would like test out a new Tube app, read on. 
Tube Star was developed by Neal Lathia of Cambridge University's Computer Lab and aims to merge your Tweets with TfL status updates.

"You can see the official Transport for London status of each Tube line (and any incidents reported at stations) and hear about fellow passengers' recent experiences."

Neal says "Each time you take the Tube, you can post short tweets about what is happening around you: any crowds, delays, disruptions, or even about that lovely person who just gave up their seat for someone in need. Download the app, log into it with your Twitter account and join the Tube Star community today!"

I'm going to give it a try as although I follow official Tweets from the each Tube Line I use on a regular basis, they're not always the most up to date. I find that my friends' Tweets or doing searches on Twitter around a particular line or station are often more accurate and they're certainly more entertaining!

Neal is interested in feedback on how the app works, and his contact details are on the Tube Star site.

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