Chris Schoenfeld created Station Stops, an iPhone application that publishes train schedules for New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). MTA didn’t like that and asked Chris to stop. After blistering publicity exposed MTA’s ruthlessness in dealing with a one-man band providing a very useful app to the public, they relented and offered an agreement and data. The agreement required Chris to pay money. Up front. The data would be provided in a CD-ROM. In the age of the internet and instant changes to schedules, and a limited customer base (albeit large in NY), both were no go items for Chris.
Station Stops is for sale.