There are so many pieces to this app, many of which merit 5 stars. The UW directory allows Eau rollover into my iOS contacts. While I have the choice of several Metro bus apps, this one is the best, providing real-time information with the easiest user interface. The MyUW and Canvas both provide the vital gateways to all UW classes and information. I could go on, but you get the idea; an essential app for anybody in the UW community. BTW, when I’ve encountered bugs, somebody from support actually responds and fixes it.
Was looking for a place to read/peruse UW news other than via email.... this is not it. Background photo makes it difficult to read the text, and there isn't one category that allows you to scroll through ALL news stories, which is desirable since news stories often could be categorized multiple ways.
The bus app is inferior to other alternatives. Besides the unfriendly ui, the real-time bus tracking fails to update quick enough to be useful and often lists buses that never actually arrive or have long-since departed. UW Bus and Transit MDR offer faster, more accurate tracking that rarely have these errors. I highly recommend those alternatives to students who are tired of being late.
This metro bus app used to be very helpful and easy to use. Now you can't view bus stops without selecting an individual route. It's disappointing that they've ruined this part of the app; it's the only part most people used.
The times when the bus arrive are accurate. The only issue with the app is that it doesn't always know where you are at. If you know your stop, you can still find the arrival time. I think this app should be updated more frequently.
I used this app predominantly for bus schedules, and the new app is pretty darn awful for that purpose. There is a lot more functionality in this version (somebody said Learn@UW for example), so if you care about those, that's good, I guess. I used the campus map as well, which makes searching for places pretty easy, but the map itself is not made for browsing, as you cannot click on the stuff you see (buildings, bus stops) and get information. The directory search seems useful, as well. I like how they allowed clicking on a campus address, which shows that address on the campus map, although it seems it doesn't always work: Science Hall is not on top of Bascom Hill, for example. The whole thing does look quite a lot prettier compared to the last version, if pretty is important for you. Kudos for the effort. I hope you get to fix things fast before these reviews come flooding in. But at this moment, from this particular user, for the noticeable drop you caused in his standard of living you get a single star. I'd roll back to ver.1 if I could...
I really like the app, and I think I'll be using it frequently. A few suggestions: it would be nice to be able to search for all the bus stops in a given map area, whether or not you're nearby. Second, I hope real time bus routes will be added eventually, because that would make this app amazing and possibly newsworthy. If not that, then at least have to option to be taken to the realtime tracker site when you look up schedules. Finally it'd be nice if the schedule page was embedded in the app, instead if having to launch the web browser separately.
Good app, especially since it launched last December of 2010. My suggestion in ver 1.2 or next major one is if it's possible for real time tracking for buses and if you could include Badger Bus times. Ill be traveling back home to Milwaukee so it would be nice to view it all in one. Also if possible, rework the customization of the map, it seem to use the generic googlemaps/mapquest. Just have a customizable map of the UW campus as a whole rather than the outskirts and whatnot. Other than that, great start looking forward to the next update!
I use the app almost solely for the bus feature, which is terrific. One can search for the nearest bus stop(s) and see the next 4 buses scheduled. Even cooler: toggle from "Scheduled" to "Real Time" to when the bus will *actually*arrive (great for delays). The page with the bus times is in a microscopic font and the page can't be enlarged, which reduced my rating by one star. But otherwise this is even better than Metro's real-time bus tracker, because the UW app shows info by stop, including multiple bus lines.
is that this wasn't around when I was a student. Everything about this app is great, especially considering it's v1.0. I can see Directory being quite handy for group projects and quickly finding a professor/TA email. Search a last name, choose the result you want and you have the email address and . Works exactly how you'd expect it to. The Buses feature will be very useful to anyone that, well, uses the bus line; drops a pin at each bus stop and gives arrival times. It's not realtime, but letting that affect my rating would just be me expecting far too much out of a FREE app. Every other feature works as stated in the description above. Very useful and recommended!
As a faculty member at SMPH I have depended upon the UW app to get around campus using the wonderful Madison bus system. I am very disappointed by the new bus app - the small space for scrolling and the new location screen zooms way to far out. I hope the developers take the many negative comments to heart and restore much of the look and feel of the former version. While the new version brings back stops near me - making it much more useful - it still wastes half the screen on a map of the bus stop when accessed from favorites. I know where my favorite stops are, I want to be able to see a full listing of buses!
I used to use this app all the time for my bus commute. But now the pretty new redesign only displays ONE bus per stop for real time GPS arrival times. If you're waiting at a bus stop that serves multiple bus lines, you can't see the arrival times for any bus but the next one to arrive, which is useless unless that just happens to be the bus line you're waiting for. Timing what time to leave the house becomes possible with this app now. Hopefully this will be corrected in future versions, but for now an app called "UWB" will do the job.
The new upgrade is awful for the bus app. The layout forces you to choose which bus line you want and makes it difficult to choose the bus stop near you. Also, the times were accurate and now I will open the app and it will have the next three buses (over the course of 45 min) all showing up at the same time. The real time bus information is no longer accurate. If I could, I'd give zero stars for layout and accuracy. DO NOT UPGRADE if the bus information is important to you!
I am really missing the old version of the bus times for this app. While this version is upgraded for other aspects of the app, 95% of the reason I used this was for the bus times. Now the times a relegated to a tiny portion of the screen so you can only see the next 3 busses at a time. Plus with this version there is an error and no times available an inordinate amount. Overall, very frustrating! Hoping for a patch to fix these problems soon...
This the best app on in the whole app store and any Badger fan will agree and say the same... Soooo much info to go through makes me wish I was back at Wandos or maybe the KK watching the Badgers play I wonder if Echo Tap is on here it must be because it is sooo awesome On Wisconsin!!!
Not bad currently. Library info is handy. Gets hung too often using some features and map is quirky. Really need the map to display reliably. Looking forward to improvements in the exist tool set instead of advancing graphics any further.
The MyUW & Learn@UW links are good for regular stuff like checking grades, schedules, pay stubs, logging hours, Student Center, etc. Quick and easy mobile-friendly way of doing regular stuff. Don't really use it for anything else.
Used to be so useful. With every update, just becoming worse-slower, crash, etc. Now packed with functions but NON is working on my iPad with iOS 9. Why do they update it just to destroy it? Do the developers ever look at the reviews here and realize how disappointed people are? Wish I could get the good old version back. A university developed app, what an embarrassment
uninstalling right now. my frustration and rage has reached its limit. how can you continue to offer such an awful app?! nothing will load! no bus times for at least two days now, it just returns an error no matter what i try (restart, connecting with wifi vs mobile data, etc.). I HATE THIS APP WITH THE BURNING FIRE OF A THOUSAND VENGEFUL SUNS.
I couldn't use it. When I hit an icon on the app's home screen it immediately crashed. I tried several times to use it, but it always crashed. Update: Installed the latest update. It still crashes when I click on Athletics. Try again.
The Wisconsin App is a set of essential tools for students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and guests of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The app covers the basics of campus life for Badgers using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Keep up to date on news, events, and sports. Or find your way around campus on foot, bike, car, or by Madison Metro bus. Or watch campus video content, along with other handy features. Features: Campus map: Navigate the UW–Madison campus. View all locations of a type, such as libraries, parking (campus and public), and visitor attractions. Or see detailed information about a location, including walking and driving directions from your current location. Campus buses: Find Madison Metro route and schedule information on the go. Find stops near your current location or by bus stop number, and see when buses are scheduled to arrive at a specific stop in real-time. Alumni: Stay in touch with all the happenings at UW–Madison with the Wisconsin Alumni Association! Athletics: Stay up to date with the latest Badgers news and results. View news and blog updates, team schedules, and scores and video features. If you're an avid follower of Badger Athletics, also be sure to download the Badger Gameday app! Canvas: Access all your course content on the go! Dining: See all campus dining locations, hours, and menus, and be sure to download the Tapingo app for online ordering and delivery from selected campus dining locations, right from your phone! Directory: Look up campus directory information on your phone. Search for a person by first or last name and save that person’s contact information in your iPhone’s Contacts app. Call, e-mail, or view a map of that person’s office location. Events: Look up events by category, date, or map location. See what’s happening near you by viewing the day’s events highlighted on the campus map. Get the details for any event, as well as walking or driving directions from your current location. Giving to UW: When you give to UW–Madison through the UW Foundation, you’re doing more than simply supporting an exceptional university — you’re also helping to push the boundaries of what’s possible! Health: Medical, mental health, and survivor services appointments for students. Library: Look up library hours, locations, and resources, and reserve materials or even book a study room! MyUW: Stay connected to UW–Madison every step of the way. News: Keep up to date with university news. Read features, news for students and employees, or news by topics such as research, learning or student life, and video content featuring teaching and learning stories, and research profiles and projects. Rec Sports: See locations, hours, schedules, and classes at all Recreation & Wellbeing facilities — keep your Badger self in top form! Safety: Stay safe with emergency contact information for SAFEWalk, SAFERide cab and SAFEride bus programs; UW Police (Non-Emergency), University Health Services Crisis Line, and the Division of Student Life. TV@UW: View live campus video content, including Big Ten Network sports and academic programming, ESPN3, and Spectrum TV programming while on any UW–Madison campus wireless network! Union: Keep up with the happenings at your Wisconsin Union! Vote: Get up-to-the minute information on how and where to vote in every election.