What makes this app awesome?
Exit Strategy NYC will literally shave minutes off every subway ride. By showing you where to stand on the platform, you can board the train at the right position to arrive directly in front of the exit at your destination station. You'll beat the crowds and avoid walking several city blocks underground. Some people call it 'pre-walking'. We call it genius.
Will this work on my iPod Touch?
Yes, Exit Strategy NYC works great on an iPod Touch. It's entirely offline, so no phone service or wifi is needed.
What stations are included in the app?
The iPhone/iPod Touch version 2.0 includes the entire subway system. The Android version includes every stop in Manhattan, and some of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.
What happens when the subways change?
We update the app!
Why is this better than the others?
Exit Strategy NYC has information you won't find anywhere else. Besides the exit data, no other app includes the bus maps for all five boroughs. No other app includes an offline street map of manhattan including street address ranges and markings of where the entrances and exits of subway stations are at street level.
I don't have an iPhone. Can I use this?
A lite version of Exit Strategy is available on Android phones. The lite version contains no subway/bus maps, and only covers Manhattan and some parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Purchase it from Google Play.
How did you get this exit data?
We spent three months of our lives riding the subways with clipboards marking all the exit data. We basically set out in the morning, and worked through the evening rush hour. We tried to plan things so that we could pop above ground and have lunch in an interesting neighborhood each day.
Don't savvy New Yorkers already know where to stand?
We're pretty savvy ourselves! We've lived here for over seven years. We still can't remember where all the exits and transfers are!
Does this app contain a subway map?
This iPhone/iTouch version contains a licensed copy of the MTA's subway map. It also contains bus maps. The maps are crystal clear and you can pinch and tap to zoom and scoll around. The official map is the only place to get accurate and up to date information about the subways. Don't settle for anything less.
Is this the best thing since sliced bread?
We like to think so!
How did you come up with this idea?
We've lived in NYC for many many years. The question 'where do I stand on the subway?' is something we think about a lot. One day, Jonathan decided to start recording notes about exit locations into his phone and it occurred to him that someone should collect this information on a large scale!
What happens when everyone has this app and the 'right door' becomes overcrowded?
Then that should be our next app: show you where the least crowded part of the train is!