This app improved upon an existing Tufts mobile website, which showed timetables that a user would have to select (e.g. Thursday night schedule) rather than a simple "minutes until" view of the Joey's ETA. While PartyBus required users to help contribute, it minimized opportunities for abuse by crosschecking a user's location before submitting a "tag" (e.g. it wouldn't let you tag the Joey at a stop if you were across the country).
PartyBus for iPad
Yeah...nobody was actually gonna download an app for Tufts students to track the shuttle, but that didn't mean it wasn't valuable for me to learn more about responsive design and designing for larger screen sizes.
This version of PartyBus was created when Tufts finally added GPS trackers to its busses, allowing the app to no longer be crowdsourced. This design removed the dual-screen approach (ETAs on one screen, map on the other) with a single-screen approach that had ETAs on one side (including a handy "Arriving" and "Boarding" label) and a "track" on the other. The Joey indicator would move from the top to the bottom and then loop again, showing you where the Joey was without requiring a user to read a map. If the indicator showed the Joey halfway between two stops, it was halfway between those stops, simple as that!