OMG Transit launches smartphone apps

OMG Transit — a web service that provides real-time information about transportation options in the city — has launched new apps for iPhones and Android phones.

The programmers behind the apps aggregate information from Metro Transit, car-sharing services, Nice Ride and the University of Minnesota’s Campus Connector buses to provide users information about bus schedules in their vicinity and the availability of car-sharing and Nice Ride bikes. Users can also set up alerts to get push notifications when their bus is about to arrive.

“The goal is to give real-time information in one easy to use interface,” said Matt Decuir, CEO of OMG Transit.

The web startup launched a year ago and is run by a small crew of people who work on the site and apps outside of their day jobs. OMG Transit is also available in San Francisco, Chicago and Portland and plans to expand to other cities soon, including Seattle, Salt Lake City, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

OMG Transit is celebrating the launch of its mobile apps and one-year anniversary Tuesday, June 10, 5–8 p.m., at Day Block Brewing, 1105 Washington Ave. S.