The University of Michigan has a cool live bus dispatch system that’s data is freely available. Stuff like this (the convergence of physical and digital) is really interesting and I wanted to see what I could do with it. I spent an afternoon building an app that would show all buses that are in service moving in realtime over a map, threw it up on Github, and got a lot of good feedback from U-M students. I added more to it and eventually shipped it on iTunes. It does a lot, it’s awesome, and it’s open sourced (extra awesome), so check it out on the App Store and Github (+ networking library).