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iBusVan iPhone app now discontinued (unless you can take over the project!)

Arrr! iBusVan, a really good Vancouver transit iPhone app, is sadly no longer available.

Zhenwang Yao, the developer, has let me know that owing to limited time he won’t be continuing the project anymore. Here’s what he wrote to me:

Due to the limited time and resources. I am winding down the project. I have removed the app from sale. However, I will keep the server running for another while, so current users can still use iBusVan for a while. Sorry for the inconvenience.

The iBusVan logo.

The iBusVan logo.

However, I’ve asked Zhen and he is happy to hand over the project if someone else wants to continue developing it! If you’re that someone (and I really hope there is someone!), please do contact Zhen at

Thanks Zhen for such a great app, and best of luck with your future work!

For other iPhone transit apps, have a look at this list I put together previously—it includes TransLink’s mobile app and a few others from independent developers. And if you’re developing a mobile app or other handy tool for Vancouver transit, e-mail me! I’d love to write about it on the blog.


  • By Aaron A., January 8, 2011 @ 2:26 am

    I bought and used the app extensively over the past years. Zhen also said the same to me when I inquired about the market status. It’s a shame, but it was a very, very useful app and has saved me a lot of trouble and time.

  • By Ric, January 8, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

    I bought this app and have been using it everyday over the years since I got my iPhone. It’s a shame that it’s no longer available but it has saved me a lot of time.

    Hopefully someone will take over the project. This app was way better than the Translink app as it works even without internet connection.

    I just used this app today and was still able to get schedules, so perhaps this app is no longer available for sale but current users can still be using it for information?

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