MMDA's updated iOS app now available
Motorists can now navigate Metro Manila's major thoroughfares with their iPhone and iPad devices again, after the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)'s updated app made it to Apple's App Store.
The MMDA's updated app, version 2.0.3, went live on the App Store as of Wednesday morning, Manila time.
"MMDA iOS app v2.0.3 is out. Update fixes 2012 bug. Also includes updated UVVRP FAQ (frequently asked questions on the number coding scheme) and MMDA Directory, (and) new Impoundable Violations FAQ.ü," MMDA traffic discipline office head Yves Gonzalez said on his Twitter account.
A description of the updated app said it allows users to:
- View the traffic situation in System, Map or Line View
- Includes EDSA, C5, SLEX, Roxas Blvd, Ortigas, Commonwealth, Marcos Highway, Katipunan, Espana, and Quezon Ave.
- Share or Report traffic info via Twitter
- View problem areas so you can avoid them
- See MMDA FAQs built-in for your guidance
- Includes MMDA Directory
The MMDA said its iOS app is the first Philippine government agency mobile application that allows one to view Metro Manila's traffic situation in an easy to use and convenient app.
According to the App Store, the app is an 8.8-mb free download, in English and German.
It runs on Apple devices running iOS 4.0 or later.
Earlier, Gonzalez cited complaints by iPhone and iPad owners that their apps were not updating starting the New Year.
Gonzalez said they traced the problem to a bug that instructed the app to download updates only in 2011 - making it stop updating in 2012.
"2012's 1st lesson for me: Code for all time, not just the current year. The MMDA app v2.0.2 code literally had a '2011' string hardcoded," he said in a post on his Twitter account. — TJD, GMA News