Phone application plots the best subway exit strategy
It cant speed up the subways, but a new phone toy promises to get you off quicker.
An application launched Tuesday allows straphangers with smart phones to determine the subway car that will allow them to bolt out of an individual station exit. Users select a line, direction and station, and Exit Strategy NYC matches the exits and transfer points with a map of the train.
If youre running late, its a huge time saver, said Jonathan Wegener, 24, a Brooklyn rider who invented the application with his sister. You can be an entire avenue off if you mess up the exit.Users can toggle through the maps underground, as the application doesnt require Internet service. The Wegeners mapped all Manhattan stations and popular ones in the outer boroughs.
Exit Strategy NYC costs $1.99 for the iPhone or iPod Touch from the Apple store. Its available for Blackberry phones for $2.99.