Today is a new day in local transit – today we’ve gone the way of Red Hat, we’ve gone open-source!
GoTriangle is proud to launch the new “For Developers” section of the site, which offers an online “App Center” and a data warehouse that will allow third-party developers to create new trip planning innovations.
The new developer resources section on GoTriangle.org is designed to encourage creation of online resources, including mobile applications, desktop applications and widgets, that improve customer access to schedule data for Cary Transit (C-Tran), Chapel Hill Transit, Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA), Raleigh’s Capital Area Transit (CAT), Triangle Transit, Duke University Transit and N.C. State University’s Wolfline. The third-party applications will be available in the App Center, where riders can download the application that works best for them.
Following a simple registration process, developers can download free schedule data in General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) or GIS Shape format. File information includes stop locations, routes, trips, stop times, calendar, and calendar dates.
To sign up, go to gotriangle.org/developers and then review and agree to the License Agreement. Once you’ve checked that you agree, start downloading updated files.
Go Triangle will provide notification via e-mail and Real Simple Syndication (RSS) feed when there are updates to the data so that developers can keep their applications up to date. You can also join our Google group to discuss and collaborate with others.
Be on the look out for real-time information in Summer 2011.
We’re excited to offer this information to the public and look forward to what the Triangle techies create!
Now, go forth and create your app!