Some kind words about the BART widget...
Dan Frakes, MacWorld editor, wrote
"It's too bad that only those of us lucky enough to live in the Bay Area will be able to use this Widget--it's one of the best I've seen, and one that I show off to my Windows-using, transit-riding friends whenever I want to make them jealous."
May 13, 2006 6:26:56 PM PDT
WOW - I absolutely LOVE IT! Oh my god... it's the most amazing
piece of widget I've seen!
June 23, 2005 7:20:29 PM PDT
This is spectacular--aside from being practical for BART riders, this
is also just about the coolest widget design ever. I love the way
you did the map.
June 25, 2005 6:55:23 PM PDT
Holy wow this is brilliant. Nice work. Fantastic.
June 27, 2005 8:49:03 AM PDT
Needless to say your BART Widget rules! I will NEVER use the web-based
interface again. And I like that your Widget is self-contained...
Particulars: I like the graphics of your widget. The candy icons are
great, the speaking option is great too. I like the way the "TO" & "FROM"
icons have a "sticky" quality as you drag them from station to station. The
link to GoogleMaps is great too!
I have recommended it to my bike club. Us bicyclists use BART a lot
to get to ride start locations etc.
July 22, 2005 10:24:41 AM PDT
Your widget has changed my life. Thanks
July 23, 2005 8:38:56 PM PDT
fabulous. The map is particularly impressive, the
voice feature very cool.
August 5, 2005 11:27:34 AM PDT
I'm an avid user and admirer of your BART widget. I think the
aesthetics and usability are exactly the standard which other
widget makers should be seeking.
August 19, 2005 1:56:23 PM PDT
This widget is awesome. You've done an excellent job in designing
this incredible easy to use widget. Keep up the great work and thank
August 21, 2005 10:25:46 PM PDT
Without doubt, this widget has the most innovative interface I've
seen. Great work!
August 22, 2005 1:51:00 PM PDT
Genious! I love it!
Your average widget just shows some info, but the map with the
draggable start/end points, the voice notification, it's all _very_
October 10, 2005 8:03:22 PM PDT
good grief, this just might be the coolest widget ever. you obviously
put a lot of love into it. i can't imagine how it could be improved
or added upon. i'm going to recommend it to our editors for our
"widget of the month" article in next month's issue.
December 1, 2005 6:03:43 PM PST
You are freaking amazing. This is the best widget I've seen.
June 24, 2005 7:34:32 PM PDT
I've been waiting impatiently for a BART widget. Thank you! The drag
implementation is brilliant and made for a very nice surprise. The
Google Station button is a great idea and will be heavily used when I
plan trips. Including the price of fare is a thoughtful touch ...
Thanks again!!! For less than version 1.0 this is already brilliant.
July 4, 2005 9:28:48 AM PDT
Great widget ! I wish I had a Tokyo or Osaka subway version of it (I
live in Japan, but occasinally visit Silicon Valley).
Anyway, this is wonderful !
July 4, 2005 9:43:12 AM PDT
this is fantastic!
July 6, 2005 3:17:04 PM PDT
The most beautiful Dashboard widget I've seen so far. Thank you!
July 6, 2005 4:13:43 PM PDT
I *love* your widget. Thanks very very much. Do you have a PayPal
link on your website? You should! Thanks again.
July 23, 2005 11:34:02 AM PDT
AMEN to all that have said this is one of the most
useful widget which enhances the ease to consider using BART more often.
July 23, 2005 7:54:33 PM PDT
I love your BART widget - actually, my roomies were pretty floored
when I showed it to them.
July 24, 2005 7:23:14 AM PDT
I've been looking at your BART widget and really like the interface
July 27, 2005 8:39:46 AM PDT
This software kicks ass. It is easily the best station-to-station
public transit trip planner I have ever seen, by an order of
magnitude. If you are a BART rider and Panther/Jaguar user, it single
handedly justifies the upgrade to Tiger! If you are a BART rider and
Windows user, it single handedly justifies switching! (not that there
aren't a dozen other good reasons too ;-) ) The audio option, which
sounds exactly like the actual station announcements, is obviously
totally superfluous, but it's a great touch because it shows such
attention to detail!! I can think of no higher compliment than to say
that this widget is a quintessential Mac app - it exemplifies
everything that is great about Mac OS X and the Mac platform in
July 31, 2005 5:50:06 PM PDT
Love this, great graphics!
August 7, 2005 12:05:59 PM PDT
This APP is awesome, as a former R&D senior product manager working
on RIA / web apps with Adobe, now with Apple - I hope to see your
team take this functionality out of the land of "bitmap" only
components, to one of integrated vectors/SVG, h.264 feeds and bitmaps
truly creating a SUPER AJAX app.
Rock on guys! I've been showing this off internally within Apple to
show how this can turn into a rock'n application in the near future...
August 19, 2005 11:47:36 PM PDT
this is a great widget. just wanted to compliment you on this, its
extremely useful for someone like me that takes bart all the time.
August 20, 2005 12:06:47 AM PDT
Very, very impressive... Makes me want to ride BART just to have a
good excuse to use to use this widget. Too bad my job requires it.
August 31, 2005 6:20:27 PM PDT
use this widget almost every day to calculate the
time i pick my partner up from the bart station, he calls from the
bart station after leaving work in sf , i look at the widget at home
in oakland, we pick the train he'll be riding and then i know when to
be at the station to pick him up as we are just a little to far to
walk daily. thank you for less confusion and missed connections. this
is probably my most used widget
August 31, 2005 10:17:15 PM PDT
Thanks for such a great and usable widget...it helps
take the novelty out of the little buggers !
September 2, 2005 6:48:31 PM PDT
September 13, 2005 10:13:02 PM PDT
this awesome! how about a caltrain one too?
September 14, 2005 12:13:30 AM PDT
Hey, Just wanted to let you know how great I think your widget is. So
much more useful than most of the crap I have installed! I love that
it doesn't require an internet connection.
September 20, 2005 8:29:17 PM PDT
Great job on this widget! It is becoming part of my daily pre-commute
October 14, 2005 7:29:26 PM PDT
What an EXCELLENT Widgit! I'm new to the Bay Area and
this will always be my one stop Bart shopping Widgit. It's really one
breezy beautiful idea!
October 15, 2005 3:17:30 PM PDT
Wow, this is awsome. How come you never advertise it on BART? I would
have downloaded it a while ago. Great job!!!
October 30, 2005 4:15:23 PM PST
This widget is great!
November 5, 2005 11:21:28 AM PST
I really like the job you've done on this widget. Keep up the good work.
November 7, 2005 10:47:43 AM PST
dude you are so cool
November 8, 2005 12:37:06 AM PST
What an amazing widget!!!
Thanks for doing this... Bay Area, baby!
November 9, 2005 3:27:53 PM PST
Your zoom-mojo is strong. Thanks for a sweet app.
November 16, 2005 6:03:37 PM PST
Very cool widget. I love the way you've incorporated the system map.
It's helped me many a time to plan my schedule to the city. Thanks a
December 4, 2005 3:25:27 PM PST
I love the BART widget. Widgets are a cute trend, but this is one of
the few I've found that's significantly more convenient than finding
information in-browser. Not to mention the totally slick design--the
new maps were a big improvement over the "official" bart map.
November 20, 2006 10:05:26 PM PST
December 12, 2006 11:52:00 PM PST
First and foremost, thanks for making the widget. It, and 'Radar in
Motion' are the only widgets I continually use, after having messed with a
bunch ... I'd love to know if there were any applications that inspired the
UI for the station picker in your widget. I can't imagine a better interface
for the task, and was really blown away by it when I first saw it.
February 26, 2007 11:57:47 PM PST
Very nice widget! Planning to visit SF in 3 weeks, and this will be
very helpful. Bravo!
March 14, 2007 1:11:37 PM PDT
Best Widget that I have seen in ages and very well
designed......excellent UI, great job........keep up the good work.
April 4, 2007 2:04:16 PM PDT
so brilliant I forgot to finish your Magic Ink essay
April 5, 2007 10:24:57 AM PDT
Love the widget! Thanks!
July 11, 2005 7:24:24 AM PDT
Love the BART widget
July 24, 2005 8:15:43 AM PDT
many thanks for such a useful widget!
July 25, 2005 7:04:16 PM PDT
this is a really nice widget! Great job!
July 31, 2005 12:54:23 PM PDT
August 19, 2005 2:26:38 PM PDT
Very handy and helpful Widget
January 3, 2006 3:52:39 PM PST
This is great!
January 4, 2006 9:07:39 PM PST
What a great widget. Thank you.
January 20, 2006 9:54:03 AM PST
Great widget, my friends and I use it all the time.
January 25, 2006 6:19:50 PM PST
Very Nice! I love the map layout options...
Thanks for a great tool.
February 9, 2007 1:38:22 PM PST
Wow, that's a really nice widget.
June 23, 2005 7:18:37 PM PDT
This rocks! In addition to the awesome functionality, I love your
attention to detail, right down to the sticky note hanging from the
back. great job!
July 3, 2005 9:17:05 PM PDT
This is a stunningly beautiful, functional and user-friendly widget.
My hat and socks are off to you.
September 24, 2005 11:42:46 AM PDT
I absolutely love your widget. It's one of the few that I
actually use. Keep up the good work!
October 30, 2006 10:24:16 AM PST
Dunno if I have before, but I wanted to let you know I absolutely
adore this widget. I use it every day, and think it has one of the
best interfaces of any application I use. Thanks.
February 7, 2007 1:28:33 PM PST
This is the most amazing widget ever and I am a fairly harsh critic
of widgets!! You have thought of everything and designed it in a
very intuitive and creative way. Incredible job!!
June 24, 2005 11:13:21 AM PDT
THIS THING ROCKS! Love it.
July 23, 2005 2:49:34 PM PDT
please move to boston. please. ;-)
July 26, 2005 10:00:01 AM PDT
This totally rocks. Bless you.
July 28, 2005 6:32:56 PM PDT
First let me say how much I love this widget. I just started working
in SF and I'd be lost without it.
August 8, 2005 8:04:33 AM PDT
thanks for creating such a great widget. i show off the map interface
whenever i can.
August 20, 2005 3:42:15 PM PDT
This is incredible!!!
Best and most useful widget yet!
Thank you very much!
August 30, 2005 11:58:53 PM PDT
Amazing Widget! Clever and a real work of art!
September 14, 2005 4:24:18 PM PDT
This is AMAZING! THANK YOU!
August 25, 2005 7:22:25 PM PDT
Freaking awesome. great widget.
September 21, 2005 9:10:34 PM PDT
this is the coolest widget i have ever used you made a commuter's
commuting easier! Thanks
June 25, 2005 11:15:03 AM PDT
i love this friggin widget
July 3, 2005 9:26:22 PM PDT
July 4, 2005 8:28:31 AM PDT
Many thanks for this wonderful tool!
If you had a PayPal link, I'd donate . . .
July 8, 2005 9:36:59 AM PDT
July 13, 2005 7:00:46 PM PDT
July 19, 2005 9:27:05 PM PDT
This is a fantastic little gizmo. Thanks.
July 23, 2005 11:27:55 AM PDT
June 30, 2005 2:29:54 PM PDT
WOW! Very well done! Thanks! I love the rubberband effect.
July 27, 2005 8:46:07 AM PDT
Just downloaded BART widget and it is amazing. Thank you for sharing
this with the Mac community.
July 27, 2005 11:08:51 AM PDT
July 27, 2005 9:39:01 PM PDT
This is awesome! Very slick and useful. Thanks!
July 30, 2005 11:22:30 PM PDT
dude this is awesome.
August 10, 2005 4:13:09 PM PDT
Great Job keep up the awesome work!!!
August 18, 2005 10:20:04 AM PDT
Hi I just want to say this widget is the best widget out there.
Keep up the good work.
August 18, 2005 8:01:34 PM PDT
Hi, I love your widget! Especially the .93 changes.
August 19, 2005 3:38:25 PM PDT
Excellent widget! I love it! Thanks for creating this...
August 23, 2005 10:09:33 AM PDT
Thank You! I love this application.
September 9, 2005 7:50:12 PM PDT
freaking awesome, man - thanks!
September 11, 2005 9:18:43 PM PDT
Pretty awesome little app you've made here...
June 27, 2005 2:18:53 PM PDT
thanks so much for making this handy reference
September 24, 2005 5:52:03 PM PDT
Thank you for making this. It's incredibly useful and well designed.
I use it every time I take the BART into SF.
October 10, 2005 12:22:33 PM PDT
Very-very nice! My favorite Widget! Useful and beutiyfull but I live
October 12, 2005 3:44:05 PM PDT
This widget is really terrific!
June 26, 2005 9:58:23 PM PDT
BART and OS X Tiger, it's about time!!! I love it!! ThANKS
November 17, 2005 9:43:20 PM PST
AWESOMEST widget, evaaar.
November 19, 2005 11:22:54 AM PST
This is amazing! i can now die happy.
November 21, 2005 6:27:57 PM PST
love this widget, what do you think about making for caltrain in the
bay area too?
September 14, 2005 6:24:28 AM PDT
September 14, 2005 10:51:19 PM PDT
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL tool - this is by far the slickest, most
informative tool there is for BART schedules. Well done.
September 15, 2005 5:02:34 PM PDT
this widget is amazing! it is very intuitive and graphically apt,
very excellent job!
September 16, 2005 9:42:08 AM PDT
I love this thing! you rock for making it!
September 16, 2005 2:43:01 PM PDT
This is the great app I've seen in years! Great, great work!
December 1, 2005 10:45:29 AM PST
This is hands down one of the best widgets I've seen. Thank you
January 2, 2006 11:51:18 AM PST
Your BART widget is *GREAT*. I've been
using it for months.
I just wanted to say thanks for a great effort.
December 7, 2005 9:25:39 PM PST
I love this -- you're brilliant!
January 2, 2006 9:29:39 AM PST
You are amazing. Thank you so much. I'm so impressed by this.
Useful. Easy. Fun!
May 14, 2006 1:44:26 AM PDT
this shit is hot...
August 16, 2006 2:13:58 PM PDT
What a great UI! Thanks for making it so easy.
August 21, 2006 5:56:59 PM PDT
This is one of the coolest and most usefull widgets I've used, let
alone those in the transit widget category. BART should just license
this from you instead of using their crappy (relatively) widget.
August 28, 2006 5:59:10 PM PDT
Your BART widget is great! Much more appealing than the other options
October 27, 2006 8:32:19 PM PDT
Well done, Sir!
January 26, 2006 9:38:55 PM PST
This is an awesome widget
April 5, 2006 9:34:36 AM PDT
your BART widget is awesome, thank you.
May 13, 2006 6:28:02 PM PDT
And I LOVE the way the "thank you" postit fades...
So F%^&*n SEXY! well done!
December 26, 2006 8:27:41 PM PST
This is widget is just what I needed. Thanks so much!
February 23, 2007 9:04:59 AM PST
Excellent work! :-)
February 23, 2007 10:01:04 AM PST
This is really cool! And, it is very useful in that it not only
gives one a number of different views but also the fares and the
trains arrival/departure time. I really like it very much.
Thanks ever so much
June 23, 2005 11:40:56 PM PDT
Incredible! Do a MUNI Widget!
June 24, 2005 11:28:32 PM PDT
this things great. NIce work.
June 25, 2005 10:33:58 AM PDT
This is incredibly useful, thanks!
June 26, 2005 1:29:44 PM PDT
July 1, 2005 7:37:02 AM PDT
Hi, I'm a big fan of your widget...
July 8, 2005 1:40:22 PM PDT
July 9, 2005 9:18:59 AM PDT
Wonderful. How about similar versions for the ferry schedules?
July 9, 2005 12:15:38 PM PDT
Thanks great widget
May 19, 2006 2:27:23 PM PDT
i love it
June 20, 2006 9:03:22 PM PDT
I just wanted to say thanks
November 29, 2006 6:06:07 AM PST
Thank you... Very cool and useful widget!
December 9, 2006 6:03:04 PM PST