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Smartphone Apps for Getting Around the Capital

September 11 , 2012
Panoramic Properties Inc.

Whether you’re taking the bus or driving your own vehicle, Panoramic Properties’ Baseline Court apartment is centrally located to Ottawa’s vibrant community.
Baseline Court is across from Algonquin College and close to Carlton University. Living here, residents make the most of this accessible location. Live moments away from Woodroffe Station, shopping and amenities. To make your daily commute easier, Panoramic Properties has compiled a list of the must-have apps to get around the city:


Follow OCTranspo on Twitter for the official word on public transit in the capital city. Communicate with customer service agents and receive notifications as they become available. Download the Twitter app for your smartphone and connect with OCTranspo directly.
Available for: iPhone, Android and BlackBerry
For more information visit: Twitter

BusBuddy Ottawa

With a 4+ rating on iTunes, BusBuddy Ottawa uses GPS data from OCTranspo to show real bus time arrival. The bike rack indicator lets bikers see what options are available for a mixed-use commute. Add frequently used bus stops to your favourites and find your way home no matter where you are.
Available for: iPhone (Requires iOS 5.0 or later)
For more information visit: iTunes

Discover Ottawa

This is an ideal app for those who are new to the city or exploring a new neighbourhood. Plan your route or your weekend based on what’s happening, discover directories, video and photo galleries. It also provides a seamless way for you to share Ottawa with your social network via Twitter, email and Facebook.
Available for: iPhone, Andorid and BlackBerry

My Ottawa (Ottawa Traffic)

This 3 star-rated app provides real-time traffic cams, updates on road construction, events and parking locations throughout the city. Choose a category filter to populate the map with locations of city parking, park and ride, construction events, traffic cameras and red lights.
Available for: iPhone and iPads.
For more information visit: iTunes
OCTranspo – MyTransit

The official application of Ottawa public transit system, MyTransit uses GPS data to locate transit options near you and provide predictions on their arrival time. See current fare information, find the closest bus stop to you and search for new routes. This app also provides a one-touch contact option and connection to OCTranspo’s mobile website.
Available for: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. (Requires iOS 4.2 or later)
For more information visit: iTunes
BlackBerry users can connect to the same functionality though the mobile site.

OCTranspo Alerts

Don’t have a smart phone? Don’t worry, you can still stay up to date with what’s happening onOttawa’s roads. Register for Alerts with OCTranspo and sign in to keep posted with alerts on selected routes via email or sms.
For more information visit: OCTranspo Alert Regisration

OTTAWA Parks & Recreation

No, this isn’t an app for fans of the NBC show Parks and Recreation. This application offers information on Ottawa parks and recreational facilityies. Find information on arenas, baseball diamonds, child care centres and parks. Available information includes addresses, phone numbers and additional information.
Available for: iPhone, iPad and Android.
For more information:


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