LondonBus may help you get around at the Olympics

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Billed as 'An application to help find nearby bus stops, bus arrival times and bus itineraries in London', introducing LondonBus, now in the Nokia Store. The idea is that it'll help out for Symbian owners trying to find their way around, especially topical with the Olympics about to start. Moreover, for old hands here, it's compatible with everything from the latest devices to the old N95 from 2007.

The screenshots in the Nokia Store show a S60 device running LondonBus, so let me rectify things with some shots of it running on a Belle device:


At any point, you can find out about bus arrivals, destinations and times around you - though note that I'm not in London, so ignore the distance values! The complete list of bus numbers can be popped up at any point.


The map mode is handy, though slow to download and render, and there's minimal caching. There's also a bus route finding mode - comments welcome if you're in London and can try this?

The developer says:

In view of the imminent London Olympics, I believe this app could benefit a lot of Londoners as well as visitors... The app is free (ad supported) and compatible with all Symbian phones up to 3rd ed FP1. 

One small piece of trivia, the app is actually the little sister of SingaporeBus ( The idea to extend the scope to London came from a comment by David Gilson on a podcast episode where he said that he was better served by Windows Phone than Symbian when it came to bus arrival times. I hope LondonBus levels the comparison.

Source / Credit: Nokia Store