New bus app Jump wants to ease your transport woes

A new app will help you find your way home – and look good while doing it. (The app will look good, that is. You’re on your own. But maybe avoid yellow?) Developers Noble Union have just launched Jump for iPhone and iPod Touch, to help make sure Londoners never miss a bus again.

It uses your location to show you buses in the area and allows you to track the progress of the one you want and receive an alert when it’s due to turn up. You can check out each bus’s exact route and favourite the stops that you use regularly. The app is free, but a £1.49 in-app upgrade lets you favourite unlimited stops and gives you the option to change the look of the app. Not that it’s necessary – it’s already slick and easy to use. Co-creator Ryan Shelton told The Next Web, ‘I wanted to push the envelope and make what is essentially boring data more beautiful.’

His team hopes to expand to include other cities in future, and they’re also planning an Android version. For now, find it in the iTunes store.

Diane Shipley