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Touch & Go FAQ for Users
Buying and installing Touch & Go:
Buying and Installing Touch & Go
When you purchase Touch & Go it does not include any actual timetable data. Rather, each timetable
has to be published especially for Touch & Go before Touch & Go can display it. So, wait until
somebody tells you a timetable you're interested in is available for Touch & Go, and then
make your purchase from the App Store.
As a note for those with technical prowess, you are able to create your own private
timetables for use within Touch & Go. For example, if your employer runs a corporate shuttle
you can create a Touch & Go timetable for that service and share it with your colleagues.
Touch & Go does work on the iPod Touch. In fact, Touch & Go is ideally suited to the iPod Touch
because it downloads timetable data up front when you are connected to the Internet, and so
can display that data when you're out-and-about and not connected to the Internet.
The one feature of Touch & Go that doesn't work as well on an iPod Touch is the Nearby
screen: because the iPod Touch does not have GPS, it cannot determine where you are
unless it has a Wi-Fi connection (and even then can struggle).
Touch & Go is configured through the iPhone's Settings
app, not within Touch & Go itself.
Supported settings are:
- Timetable Updates / Use Mobile Network - indicates that Touch & Go is permitted to download
timetable updates via the cellular / mobile network. If set to OFF timetable updates can
only be downloaded via Wi-Fi
- Location Updates / Enabled - indicates that Touch & Go is permitted to determine the
location of your iPhone
- Location Updates / Frequency - indicates how often Touch & Go attempts to determine the
location of your iPhone
- Location Updates / Accuracy - indicates how accurately Touch & Go attempts to determine the
location of your iPhone. The more accurate the setting, the longer the location process takes.
Remember that an iPod Touch can only determine your location when connected to a Wi-Fi network,
and even then is not guaranteed of success.
Touch & Go tracks the iPhone's setting for whether to use 12 hour or 24 hour time. This setting
appears within the Settings
app, under the General
heading, and then under
Date & Time
Private timetables are those not made available to all Touch & Go users, for example for corporate
shuttles, or where technically-savvy individuals have privately encoded their own bus routes.
Private timetables are downloaded to Touch & Go using the "+" (plus) button at the top rght of the
Setup screen, and then entering the URL of the private timetable. When Touch & Go uses the URL
that you have entered:
- it automatically prepends http:// to the URL
- if the URL does not end with .csv, it automatically appends /touchandgo.csv.
For example, if you enter a URL of verybigcompany.com/shuttle
, Touch & Go will expand this to