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. Thanks!
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 you.
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_ nicely done!
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 and usability.
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 general.
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 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. Well done!
September 20, 2005 8:29:17 PM PDT
Great job on this widget! It is becoming part of my daily pre-commute hours.
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 lot.
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
Great Widget!!!!
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
Great widget!!
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.