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Lothian Buses has announced that its app, developed by the highly respected Corethree, is to become the Transport for Edinburgh app.

The transformation will take place via a free update and will comprise a whole host of new features and upgrades. These include: Departure boards, timetables and journey planning for Edinburgh Trams; The ability to share your location or a destination with friends via Twitter, text message or email; Use a phone’s address book to plan trips; See live bus route diversions on a map; When planing a journey, set alarms to let a user know when they need to leave the bus or tram they’re on; See the total fare for a journey; Faster address search – now many street names will appear instantly; and easier to use timetables. For the latter, users will be able to choose a bus or tram stop, and view all departures from that stop for any time and day of the week. Performance improvements have been included for Android devices, including full support for Android 4.4 KitKat.