Exit Strategy NYCBenny and Ashley and I officially launched Exit Strategy NYC last night at the NY Tech Meetup!

Exit Strategy NYC is an iPhone, Blackberry, and Android app that answers the quintessential New Yorker’s question: “Where should I stand on the subway platform?” After months of full-time subway riding, we’ve created detailed diagrams for hundreds of NYC stations, eliminating the guesswork and frustration from subway riding. finalwithgrad

The project launched with an article from the New York Times and quickly got covered by Wired Magazine, NY Post, NY Mag etc (full list of press here).

The locations of the subway exits and transfer points have never before been collected on a large scale in NYC. Similar projects have been done in Toronto and Tokyo. We’re extremely excited to introduce this to New York City.

Soon i’ll be writing more about the thinking behind this app and the experience developing across three different mobile platforms.  But for now, buy it and let us know what you think…we hope you love it!


3 Responses to “The Launch of Exit Strategy NYC”  

  1. 1 IT Computer Support New York

    Sounds like a great app. Wish we thought of it :)

    Good Luck!

  2. 2 Henry E. Nass

    Exit Strategy is a really great idea, with a great name also. (I thought of the same theme myself, and visited the MTA map room at 2 Broadway to see if putting together all the info could be done without going to every station, both sides and sometimes several line platforms. Actually it can.) Also, the idea of this was written up several years ago in the New Yorker magazine where it was described, with the word “prewalking” which is a unique term for the concept, but they had no execution. I like the name Exist Strategy better. Could you put the the approach on a website though ? I'm 60, not money rich, and have decided, a simple prepaid cell phone is enough for me. I think the same is true for many “seniors” who won't keep up with each new technology. Do you show where the elevators are for “invalids” or people with baby carriages ? That's also a serious concern. But all in all, the graphic interface is super, and the idea is well-considered. Good luck with it (in $'s). H. E. Nass (PS Please contact me. Thanks.)

  3. 3 Henry E. Nass

    Exit Strategy is a really great idea, with a great name also. (I thought of the same theme myself, and visited the MTA map room at 2 Broadway to see if putting together all the info could be done without going to every station, both sides and sometimes several line platforms. Actually it can.) Also, the idea of this was written up several years ago in the New Yorker magazine where it was described, with the word “prewalking” which is a unique term for the concept, but they had no execution. I like the name Exist Strategy better. Could you put the the approach on a website though ? I'm 60, not money rich, and have decided, a simple prepaid cell phone is enough for me. I think the same is true for many “seniors” who won't keep up with each new technology. Do you show where the elevators are for “invalids” or people with baby carriages ? That's also a serious concern. But all in all, the graphic interface is super, and the idea is well-considered. Good luck with it (in $'s). H. E. Nass (PS Please contact me. Thanks.)

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