Transit Appliance Goes Out for a Beer


Today I had the opportunity to install our first alpha test unit of the Transit Appliance at Bailey’s Taproom (213 SW Broadway at Ankeny).

Happily, compared to hotel WiFi setups, Bailey’s was a snap, with a simple passphrase entry.

But each installation comes with new discoveries. At this location near the transit mall there are simply too many arrivals to display on one screen! We may need to look at a paging scenario (but that contradicts the ‘glanceable’ use case we’ve been trying to support). So for now we’re focusing on displaying the arrivals for the two nearest MAX stations. We make tweak that based on requests from Bailey’s customers.

So please go check it out and have a beer by way of a thank you to owner Geoff Phillips for being our first guinea pig.

I hope to be showing another unit at GOSCON (Government Open Source) this week (another hotel WiFi scheme to navigate).

After that I hope to find an eastside coffee house location for our next alpha test!


Find it right by the cash register

Now playing at Bailey’s:

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