Karl’s Irish App of The Day: My Dublin Bus


Timetable apps have been a staple of the app store since it opened its doors. They’re often as dull as their subject matter.

But the people in Tapadoo have managed to both make a useful, functional app with a humorous twist

The app follows founder Dermot Daly‘s mantra to perfection – do one thing well.

A couple of taps and your daily commute buses can be set up so there’s no fiddling about every time you want to use it.

In fact, it works far better than Dublin Bus’s own effort or even the signs at the bus stops.

When something does go wrong (more often than not the fault of the Real Time Information rather than the app) it will show a southside/northside appropriate error (above) based on your current location.

And how much for a beautifully crafted app like this?

Not a brass farthing.

My Dublin Bus

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32 thoughts on “Karl’s Irish App of The Day: My Dublin Bus

    1. Whoop

      people who use the word ‘Yawn’ on the internet to indicate displeasure scurried past boring two decades ago.

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        Hoop’s booper, Whoop!

        (Note to self; must find current “cool” expression for internet discourse).

    1. Grumpyoldman

      His works off their information so he wouldn’t have one only for Dublin Bus already having done all the work.

  1. Hilton Sicliar

    There’s an app for the Nokia 3210 too. It’s a green LCD smiley face telling me that people were happier when they had that kind of phone, and to feck off with myself

    1. Stephen Mulligan

      +1 to that. Bus Nearby is brilliant. And Windows Phone bashers, you’re just letting yourselves down.

  2. mad gang

    I’ve been using this app for months now. Its great! The only downside is I don’t ever use busses.

  3. No Fun

    How can this app claim to have more accurate info than Dublin Bus’s signs when the app just crawls through the info on the Dublin Bus system?

    I’m all for a nice interface, but you can’t polish a turd; one app is the same as any other in that regard.

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