If you would like to sign up for text reminders, use this form or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "activation code" in the subject field, and I will respond ASAP. Text messages from Bart-Live will come from (650)353-5181.
Bart-Live is designed to be mobile-friendly. However, due to their complexity, setting up reminders works best on a computer-based browser, preferably Chrome, Firefox or Safari, but will function adequately on mobile devices.
Disclaimer: Please understand that Bart-Live is still in the testing phase. Initially, all features will not be made publicly accessible. I reserve the right to change the activation code and/or deactivate features until this site can support the messaging and hosting.
Thanks for your interest. -Jeff
Features, facts, and info...
Bart-Live creator: Jeff Bellucci
was created as my Capstone project for App Academy, an intensive web development bootcamp in San Francisco. The inspiration for this project came from a desire to spend less time waiting for Bart trains and more time improving my coding skills.
The departure times are pulled from the official Bart API by my Rails server when you click on a station. The closest station finder uses HTML 5's built in geolocation in conjunction with the Google Places API (location services must be enabled on your browser for this feature to function). Text reminders are stored in the database using Delayed Job, and sent using Twilio's SMS messaging API. Data presentation is handled with JQuery and Ajax to avoid page reloads for most requests which gives the app a single page feel. Check back regularly for new features. If you are interested in viewing the source code for this project, please take a look at the Github repository.
Hopefully, my app will come in handy and save you some time here and there. I also hope it may interest people in paying me for my sweet skills. Now that I've made it out of App Academy in one piece, I am currently seeking employment as a web developer in the Bay Area. If you are interested in getting in touch with me, feel free to use the contact page and/or check out my LinkedIn profile. Thanks for using my website. Happy Barting!