Mobile Apps

Feature
May 31, 2018, 5am PDT
Planetizen is pleased to present the best of the latest crop of mobile apps by planners and for planners.
James Brasuell
Feature
March 14, 2018, 5am PDT
We're updating the annual Top Apps for Planning list, and we want your input.
Planetizen
January 7, 2018, 11am PST
Los Angeles is planning to join the ranks of cities that will allow transit fare payment by smartphone app. The scope of benefits offered by app-based fare payment is still under development.
Curbed Los Angeles
December 6, 2017, 5am PST
Mobility as a Service, or MaaS for short, is a buzzword you've probably seen a lot of in recent months.
Eno Center for Transportation
November 5, 2017, 1pm PST
The Regional Transportation District hopes that the ability to pay transit fares by smartphone will remove the frustration of waiting in line and searching for correct change.
The Denver Post
October 26, 2017, 7am PDT
The mobile app LaneSpotter, described as a navigation app like Waze but for cyclists, has announced eight cities as the location for a pilot launch.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
August 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
Introducing the Hop Fastpass system.
The Oregonian
August 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
Amtrak is partnering with Lyft to offer train passengers a discounted option for first and last mile needs. New Lyft riders qualify for a $5 savings on each of their first four rides.
The Verge
May 19, 2017, 5am PDT
The Urban Archive app will be popular with anyone interested in the history of New York City. Hopefully the idea spreads to other cities soon.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 18, 2017, 5am PDT
Uber recently announced a feature that could appease transit advocates concerned about the encroachment of transportation network companies on transit ridership.
The Verge
May 11, 2017, 10am PDT
The makers of Pokémon Go, touted for its potential to activate sedentary Americans since its release last year, will take more initiative to participate in community-based events.
Fast Company Co.Design
April 24, 2017, 8am PDT
Nearly a year after Pokémon Go and its legion of devout fans hit the streets, researchers are starting to see societal benefits in augmented reality.
Crosscut
April 11, 2017, 6am PDT
The Guardian samples prominent examples of digital natives bringing new expectations for the use of technology to the public sector.
The Guardian
February 21, 2017, 2pm PST
The way Google predicts parking difficulty could make it easier to develop "smart city" applications in the future.
IoT for All
February 6, 2017, 11am PST
Google Maps and other navigation and mapping apps have done a lot to inspire and educate people to make the most of their surroundings. New changes to the Google Maps app will add new functionality for those purposes.
Google
January 13, 2017, 10am PST
German multinational Daimler is investing heavily in how people will get around in the future and using Portland, Oregon as a test bed for its plans
The Oregonian
December 24, 2016, 5am PST
Mayor Bill de Blasio made a couple of promises about new the transportation technology that would be available to New Yorkers in 2016. The results of those promises reveal good news for drivers and some bad news for bus riders.
Politico New York
September 22, 2016, 8am PDT
On-demand laundry service Washio is only the most recent "Uber-for-X" startup to shut down.
Quartz
July 30, 2016, 5am PDT
CityLab reviews the "Skyscraper" mobile app game, from Tinybop, Inc.
CityLab
Blog post
July 13, 2016, 8am PDT
Planners across the globe have been exploring opportunities to use augmented reality to enhance the way the public engages with the city. Over the last few days Pokémon Go took off, and now people are wandering across cities to catch Pokémon.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley