NextUp: simple, local, mapbased transit app for Android

You are visiting a new city. You are hungry. That restaurant your friend suggested is on the other side of town but you don't know the different between the number 2 and the number 10 bus....

...that's where NextUp comes in.

NextUp is a map based transit app that gives you fast, visual information about nearest stops, next trips and route paths. You can see the services nearby, moving with the timetable (with realtime updates where available). You can see what services are near you, how close they are and where they are headed.


  • Search for trips near a location by dropping a pin on a map
  • Animated vehicle icons show how where vehicles are
  • Timetables use real time updates where available
  • Find information by stop, vehicle or route


NextUp is available on the Google Play Store for free (with ads). It requires Android 5.0 or newer.


NextUp is the first release for Blacklime, a Melbourne-based app company.

It was partly developed to give the founder (Dave) a chance to deep dive into Java and co-founder (Elizabeth) a chance to get lost in the (AWS) cloud. After all, how better to learn something than to build something?

Much of the development has been driven by early testing and user suggestions and the Blacklime founders are always looking for ideas and feedback. You can provide suggestions and ratings via the play store or

What's next?

The next features planned include:

  • A paid (no ads) version
  • Journey planning: Select where you want to go on the map and get journey options.
  • User preferences and the ability to save favourites
  • The ability to search multiple transit modes at once
  • To roll out across other cities and countries

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