Bus Vallarta Pro

Getting Started

 

 

You have three selections from your Main Screen

    Find Your Bus brings you to the main Search Screen.     Note:  on startup this will display “Finding Location”       ,  we need to know where in Puerto Vallarta you are.

 

  Quick Routes provides a list of user recommended  destinations

 

   Tap the three dots too open extra options

Options Menu

Allow search on map touch gives you the option to select your destination by screen touch. For precise results we do not recommend this function and by default it is set to off

Allow Reporting notifies us when a route cannot be found. You also will have the option of lettings us know if there were any issues with the plotted route. No personal information is transmitted or shared

Walking directions will show your walking path on the map from your current position to the first (Starting) bus stop.

Auto open search when enabled will always present the search dialog when entering the find your bus function

 

 

The Find Your Bus screen

When the search screen is first display you will be prompted to enter a destination location using a basic Google search box.

Simply type where you would like and select where you would like to go and let us do the rest.

When the search is complete a step by step guide will be displayed.  You may exit this guide to return to maps screen to view your route with real time updates and directions to your destination.

Change location off

Changing your current location

This new feature allows you to reset your current location to any other location in the application working aera. Select the icon at the top right of the search screen to activate. Simple enter the location you wish to be at as if you were performing a normal search when selected the icon will remain red and your map will change to the selected location.

You will remain at that location until you select the icon again and the color of the icon will be clear or transparent.

Buttons and Selections

At the top of your screen a compass arrow will be displayed pointing in the direction of your bus stop or next exit point. To the right of the compass arrow the display will indicate how many meters you are from the next point. This part of the display will update automatically to the next point within 50 meters of a walking distance or 500 meters if on the bus route itself giving you ample time to prepare to exit the bus.

When using this feature hold your device flat like a compass and change direction until the arrow is pointing forward , this will indicate the direction you need to proceed. The man marker on the map itself will update as you proceed.

Always practice safe travel practices and obey all traffic laws. GPS data can sometimes be affected by your surroundings so accuracy can change and results may very. The compass arrow may change from green to red or yellow if this becomes a problem.

Note: Not all devices support compass directions. This feature will not be enabled on this devices.

 

 

Home Button takes you back to the Main Screen

The search button will open a Google search dialog so you may enter a new destination. Your current route details will be deleted.

The steps button will re-open  the step by step directions previously presented after the initially or new search

This is your basic information button. When selected a dialog will be provided displaying the first departure time if available and the approximate bus far required in pesos.

 

 

Indicates your location on the map

 

Your first Bus

 

Transfer out Marker.

This is the exit point of your transfer if necessary. For multiply transfers the second marker will be shaded slightly darker

 

Transfer in marker.

Where to catch your next bus during a transfer.  Again shading will be darker for a second transfer location.

 

When two transfer areas are the same location , this marker will be displayed.

Note: Transfers markers with a green dot are verified bus stops. Without the green dot transfer locations are a estimate.

 

 

 

Changing Your Location

Located at the top right of your display the new location button when selected will allow you to change your current position to any other location in the supported area’s.

When selected the image will change to a red background and a search dialog will open so you may enter and select a new starting point. After you have selected where you would like to start from simply select the new  destination button and type and select where you would like to go.  Please note this feature disables all live updates.

Selecting the new location button a second time clears the route and returns you to your current position.

This feature is useful if you are out of the Puerto Vallarta area or if you want to pre-plan a route.

 

 

Quick Routes

         The quick route Display gives you quick access to some of our users recommended locations. From this screen     selecting the mail icon when displayed will allow you to send us a recommendation.

 

 

The Vans

Want to try something a little different from the buses. Hop into one of the many vans that travel the bus routes, generally the same price or cheaper but a faster trip.

 

 

 

 

Limitations

Bus Vallarta Pro relies on GPS data and some limited internet connectivity, when either is interrupted results can be effected and may not always be updated quickly. Always use caution when walking and near traffic. Some routes out side of Puerto Vallarta may be limited and may not always present you with all options. We are always working on updating these routes to improve your experience.

Questions or suggestions send us a e-mail , we are always happy to hear from you.