iOS Release Note


Enhanced "Fav. Station":

  • You may now group Fav. station with a Fav. list
  • Added "Sort by ETA" option

Enhanced "Bus / m-bus ETA":

  • "CCTV" icon will only be visible after turning on "Traffic condition" icon

VIP Only: Unlimited Fav. list count!

Release date: 29/06/2024


Enhanced "Road Harbour Crossings Fee":

  • Support widget refresh for VIP user

Enhanced "Bus / m-bus ETA":

  • Added "Get off cantonese assistance"
  • Support CCTV for traffic condition in the map

Support iCloud backup

Fixed a bug when customizing widget background image

Fixed a bug for abnormal ads size displayed

Release date: 21/02/2023


Introducing Road Harbour Crossings Fee!

  • Display WHC, CHT and EHC realtime fee

Enhanced "Bus / m-bus ETA":

  • Added Numpad to search bus route
  • Bus stops on map is jointed with lines now
  • Enhance accessibility experience

Enhanced "Hong Kong Map":

  • Added food waste recycling point
  • Added more old clothing recycling point
  • Added more EV charging spot.

Fixed document size is too large issue, the app will automatically remove unnecessary cache from now on.

Release date: 30/01/2023


Introducing Datatone launcher!

  • You can add a shortcut in widget / lock screen to quickly search bus / MTR or other app functionality

Enhanced "Bus / m-bus ETA":

  • Enhance stability
  • Added report route button

Enhanced "Holiday countdown":

  • Added take leave guide

Fixed MTR station name is not displayed correctly in mult-func eta widget

Fixed some issue related to font size issue after iOS 17.1

Release date: 13/12/2023


VIP Only: Introducing "ETA Watch Widget"

Enhanced "Bus ETA":

  • Smart merge joint route.
  • Further enhance stability.

Enhanced "Fav. Station":

  • Fully support automation!

Fixed the crash issue in M-chip macOS.

Fixed icon missing in Apple Watch.

Release date: 20/11/2023


Enhanced “Bus ETA”:

  • Further enhance the stability and bug fixing
  • Support street view!

Enhanced “HK Calendar”:

  • Support viewing more months in the app

Support "Low data mode" in Setting

Release date: 07/11/2023


Enhanced "MTR ETA":

  • Support Kwun Tong Line!

Release date: 12/10/2023


Support stand by mode! Datatone stand by you!

Support iPadOS17 live activity

Enhanced "Bus/m-bus ETA":

  • Link with Wiki to view additional route information like bus schedule and fee.

Enhanced All widgets:

  • Subscriber only! Support interactive widget to refresh widget!

Fixed Apple Watch display issue in watchOS 10.

Release date: 02/10/2023


Support iOS17

Enhanced "Multi functional ETA"

  • (VIP Only)You may now refresh the widget in iOS17

Fixed a rare issue in Apple Watch which sometimes it might not display ETA.

Release date: 20/09/2023


Bug fix and performance enhancement

Releasedate: 13/09/2023


Enhanced "HK Holiday":

  • Added 2 new styles

Enhanced "HK Calendar":

  • You can use it within the app now

Enhanced "Bus/Minibus":

  • In searching screen, when there're bookmarked stations, they will be placed at the top.
  • Fixed an issue of searching a joint route
  • Fixed an issue of bookmarked minibus route in searching screen

Enhanced "iPhone Widgets":

  • As the number of widget is growing, You may drag the widgets to change the order now.
  • If you don't take a light rail, you can put the light rail widget at the bottom to make room for other widgets

Enhanced "MTR ETA":

  • Fixed an edge case that sometimes bookmarked station cannot filter destination accurately.

Enhanced "Apple Watch":

  • Fixed sometimes app icon is not visible in widget

Enhanced "Advertisement":

  • You may enable personalised ads in setting (Ads size is unchanged)

Release date: 08/09/2023

v2.23.0 - v2.23.1

Enhanced "Bus ETA":

  • Introducing Stop Transfer! It helps discovering what route / stop you may interchange with.

Enhanced "Bus/Minibus":

  • No longer limit to "nearby bus/minibus" anymore. It helps searching all bus routes / stops in HK.
  • Added new minibus routes

Enhanced "Apple Watch":

  • Support 2 ETA now.
  • If you choose sort by distance in app, it will be sorting by distance in Watch too.

Enhanced "Road Condition"

  • Added "West Kowloon Highway westbound" JTI

Release date: 29/08/2023


Enhanced "MTR ETA":

  • Support Island Line ETA

Release date: 21/07/2023


Since NWFB has been merged with CTB, we strongly recommend user to update to this version.

If there's any bus widget issue in the new version, Please re-setup the widget.

Enhanced “Bus ETA”:

  • Merge NWFB into CTB and fixed merging issue
  • Fixed bus ring bell function cannot notify user under “do not disturb” mode

Enhanced “Fav. Station”:

  • Support sorting Fav station by distance between you and the stop/station.

Enhanced “HK Holiday count down”:

  • Support 2024 holidays

Release date: 03/07/2023


Fixed Multi functional ETA lock screen widget display issue.

Release date: 14/05/2023


Enhance Bus ETA stability

Release date: 13/05/2023


Fixed Admiralty & Mei Foo cross line ETA issue

Release date: 21/04/2023


Enhanced "MTR ETA":

  • Added "Tsuen Wan Line"

Enhanced "LightRail ETA":

  • Support live activity

Fixed the display issue of MTR bus in live activity

Release date: 20/04/2023


Enhanced all ETA Widgets:

  • Introducing count down mode! (Public beta)
  • You may apply this mode in setting now!
  • (iOS 16.0+ only)

Enhanced MTR ETA:

  • Support Live activity

Enhanced Bus ETA:

  • Custom style widget could be customized for medium/large widget.

Enhanced Lightrail ETA:

  • Fixed an issue when searching for a station, the grouping of platform/destination is not working.
  • When you type the no. of route, show stations accordingly

Enhanced traffic condition:

  • Added many Speed map

Enhanced Weather widget:

  • Fixed last update time text color cannot be customised in widget
  • Fixed an issue about receiving a push notification that you didn’t subscribe.

Release date: 15/04/2023


Fixed an issue of cannot click live activity setting for iPhone X below model.

Release date: 26/03/2023


Enhanced "Live Activity":

  • Extend the support to more iPhone models below iPhoneX
  • Fixed sometimes it cannot launch live activity issue

Enhanced "HK Holiday Calendar":

  • Fixed an issue about background image customization in medium/large widget

Release date: 16/02/2023


Enhanced "Bus ETA":

  • Support live activity to count down the bus ETA that you just viewed! Once you leave the app, you will see the bus ETA in the dynamic island and Lock Screen. It lasts for 3 minutes for free user while subscribed user lasts for 20 minutes and able to configure it in settings.
  • Support live activity for the bus ring bell function. Once you leave the app, you will see how far apart from the destination in the dynamic island and Lock Screen.
  • * Only support iOS16.1+ & iPhoneX or above model. Does not support joint stop operated by 2 bus company.

Added "One Click to enable all notification"

Release date: 10/02/2023


Enhance "MTR ETA" & "Multifunctional ETA":

  • Support South Island Line ETA

Release date: 02/02/2023

v2.18.0 - v2.18.2

Introducing the first VIP widget "Multifunctional ETA"

Fixed the issue that iOS14 cannot choose widget.

Release date: 16/01/2023


Enhanced “MTR ETA”:

  • Support cross-line ETA. Taking Hung Hom station as an example, you can see both East Rail Line & Tuen Ma Line in a bookmark or Siri call.

Enhanced the error handling of widget.

Fixed the issue of complication which cannot be added in Apple Watch.

Release date: 04/12/2022


Enhanced "Weather Forecast":

  • Support Lock Screen widget

Enhanced "Bus/Minibus ETA":

  • Support all minibus ETA

Added "Home Screen Quick Actions":

  • Quickly launch different functions upon long pressing app icon

Added "Apple Watch Complication":

  • Added a complication for quickly launching the watch app

Optimized for iOS 16.1

Fixed Lock Screen display issue under iOS 16.1

Fixed an issue when sharing news

Release date: 31/10/2022

v2.15.2 - v2.15.3

Enhanced "MTR ETA":

  • Add『1 row per eta』option with platform display

Add『1 row per eta』option with platform display

Release date: 10/10/2022


Enhanced "Fav. Station":

  • Fixed next vias display issue

Enhanced "Light Rail ETA":

  • Fix Tin Shui Wai filtering issue

Release date: 22/09/2022


Optimize for iOS 16

Introducing ETA Lock Screen widget!

Introducing Fav. Station!

Favourited stations will be sync. to Apple Watch as well!

Enhanced "Bus / Mini bus ETA":

  • Enhance route setting in widget by searching.
  • Fixed an issue about user cannot select a route.

Enhance "Viral in HK":

  • Support news sharing website, enhance sharing experience

Enhance "MTR ETA":

  • Support destination filter in widget & Siri

Enhance "Music in HK":

  • Support push notification when new song is released

Enhance "Weather forecast":

  • Support weather warning signal push notification

Release date: 21/09/2022


Fix bus routes update issue

Release date: 30/08/2022


Enhanced "Weather forecast":

  • Support weather photo & time dynamic background
  • Support widget customization

Enhanced "Bus / minibus ETA":

  • Better route searching result
  • Slightly enhance nearby bus / minibus loading speed

Enhanced "Music in HK":

  • Added "New" badge for new song released within 2 weeks

Enhanced "Road Condition":

  • Added Yuen Long Highway eastbound near Shap Pat Heung Interchange JTI

Release date: 23/08/2022


Enhanced "Bus & Minibus ETA":

  • Fixed Lantao Bus ETA issue (open source dataset upgrade)

Release date: 19/07/2022


Since this version, widget will ask for location sharing permission. Widget only uses user location when it's looking for weather station or light rail station. If you do not need the above function, you may refuse to share your location and no impact to app functionality. Even if you agree to share location, your precise location will not be sent to any server. You may also refuse to share location first, when you active nearby-related function, there will be reminder message for enabling location sharing permission.

Introducing "Weather Forecast"!

Enhanced "Viral in HK":

  • No longer play video when low power mode enabled.
  • Slightly smoother scrolling for the news feed.

Enhanced "Bus & Minibus ETA":

  • Fixed no starting minibus stop for circular routes

Enhanced "MTR ETA":

  • Support via racecourse station for EAL line

Enhanced "Light Rail ETA":

  • Support Nearby light rail station

Enhanced "HK Holiday Count down":

  • Support countdown specific holiday

Release date: 10/07/2022


Enhanced "Bus & Minibus ETA":

  • Added 50 minibus routes

Enhanced "HK Holiday count down":

  • Added 2023 public holiday

Release date: 03/07/2022


Enhanced "Bus & Minibus ETA":

  • Fixed an issue about not showing KMB routes within the app.
  • Fixed a rare issue about you can't set some MTR Bus route in widget.
  • Fixed a rare issue about the crash after clicking widget
  • Slightly enhance the speed of widget setup.
  • Enhance overall stability.

Enhanced "Traffic condition":

  • Added JTIs at Repulse Bay Road northbound near Island Road, Wong Chuk Hang Road northbound near the Hong Kong Country Club & Long Tin Road southbound near Parkside Villa

Release date: 27/05/2022


Enhanced "MTR ETA"

  • Support East Rail Line

Enhanced "Holiday countdown":

  • Added medium widget
  • Added the first and fifteenth days in lunar calendar notification
  • Added widget customization
  • Added 24 solar terms display
  • Fxied iPad widget issue

Enhanced "Bus & Minibus ETA":

  • Fixed a bug of repeat siri message under English system language.

Release date: 19/05/2022


Introducing HK holiday calendar widget!

Enhanced "Traffic condition":

  • Fixed speed map issue (open data source update)

Release date: 08/04/2022


Support Apple Watch Siri shortcut!

Enhanced "Bus & Minibus ETA":

  • Added 60 minibus routes

Enhanced "Traffic condition":

  • Fixed Journey Time Indicator issue (open data source update)

Release date: 06/04/2022


Introducing "Music in HK"!

Enhanced "Bus & Minibus ETA":

  • The ring bell function works properly even if you leave the bus detail screen.

Release date: 21/02/2022


Enhanced "Holiday countdown":

  • Added a new widget style

Enhanced "Viral in HK":

  • You can filter news source now.
  • Current push notification will only notify you when a keyword reached 2k search count. You may also enable in setting to receive keyword with 1k search count.

Enhanced "Bus & Minibus arrival time":

  • Fixed an issue related to circular route

Release date: 14/1/2022


Added an easter egg

Fixed dark mode related issue

Enhanced "Bus & Minibus":

  • Support Medium & Large widget customization
  • Added 63 new minibus routes
  • Added opposite direction route switching button
  • Fixed an issue of missing recent search
  • Medium & Large widget will display in the order of your bus stop setting

Enhanced "Holiday Countdown":

  • Fixed some issues of statutory holiday in 2022.

Release date: 28/12/2021


Fixed Journey Time Indicator issue (open data source update)

Release date: 8/12/2021


Support Dark mode

Enhanced "Hong Kong Map":

  • Added recycle data
  • Enhanced busstop icon

Release date: 21/11/2021


Cancel Siri daily limit

Enhanced "HK holiday countdown":

  • Fix widget display issue in dark mode

Enhanced "Bus & Minibus arrival time":

  • Fixed some abnormal ETA in some routes

Release date: 10/11/2021


Support iOS15.1

Enhanced "HK Holiday countdown"

  • Support widget customization including adding customize holiday

Enhanced "Road condition":

  • Add more journey time indicator and traffic snapshots

Enhanced "Bus & Minibus ETA":

  • Fixed some abnormal ETA in some routes
  • Fixed Siri issue when reading route number

Fixed『Hong Kong Map』:

  • Fixed FEHD facility cannot display issue

Release date: 5/11/2021


Enhanced "Bus & Minibus ETA":

  • Added MTR Bus including Siri & widget customization
  • Fixed widget option page "Unable to Load" error
  • Optimise widget option page speed

Enhanced "Siri ETA":

  • Fixed the error if you haven't installed iOS shortcuts app
  • You may now configure how many ETAs Siri to be read at most

Release date: 9/10/2021


Fix medium/large bus / minibus widget cannot display all stops issue.

Fix font size in MTR widget

Release date: 4/10/2021


New App Icon released!

Siri shortcut released!

Support iOS 15! Now you can add Datatone widgets into iPad!

Medium / Large widget supports dynamic font. You may adjust font size in phone setting.

Enhanced "Bus & Minibus Arrival Time":

  • Added Siri support
  • Added get off alarm function
  • Added medium / large widget
  • Joint-route can merge special/busy route now.
  • Digit keyboard present when searching route.
  • Added 64 minibus routes

Enhanced "Viral in HK":

  • Added Push notification

Enhanced "MTR arrival time":

  • Added Siri support

Enhanced "Light rail arrival time":

  • Added Siri support
  • Fixed advertisement too large in small phone issue.

Enhanced "Road condition":

  • Fixed critical error - journey time indicator unable to refresh issue.
  • Fixed "Replace with speedmap" config not working issue

Enhanced "HK holiday countdown":

  • Fixed winter solstice date display issue

Release date: 3/10/2021


Added “Widget Customisation”

Added “Airport HK resident traffic”

Enhance "Bus/ Minibus":

  • Fixed the crash when pull to refresh

Enhance “Road condition”:

  • Re-added “Speed Map”! (Thanks for feedback from user!)
  • You can choose to replace journey time indicator with speed map panel.
  • The road condition widget will display according to the sequence of the options you chose now.
  • Enhance widget stability

Enhance “Bus & Minibus arrival time”:

  • Add refresh button inside the app.

Release date: 24/8/2021

v 2.2.2

Enhance "Light rail arrival time":

  • Added filter by destination in widget

Enhanced "Traffic condition"

  • Fixed widget issue

Enhance "Bus/ Minibus":

  • Fixed one route destinations display issue
  • Fixed ETA of minibus on map

Enhance "MTR arrival time"

  • Correct the font used in app
  • Improve widget stability
  • Fixed the app setting of showing seconds in ETA.
  • Fixed the app setting of showing blacksite in "Traffic condition".
  • Fixed the display issue when iPhone set display zoom.

Release date: 27/7/2021

v 2.2.1

Fixed the bug of "Subscription with ad free"

Release date: 21/7/2021

v 2.1.4

Added "Traffic Condition", replacing speed map

Special design for driver.

Through journey time indicator and traffic snapshot to view the traffic condition and cross-harbour tunnels travelling time.

Original speed map widget needs to be re-configured

Added "Subscription with ad free"

Enhance "Bus & Minibus Arrival Time":

  • Fix bus route update issue

Enhance "MTR arrival time" & "Light rail arrival time":

  • Support Pull to Refresh in the app.

Release date: 19/7/2021

v 2.1.3

Enhance "Bus & Minibus Arrival Time":

  • Added 90 minibus routes!
  • Increase the accuracy of the ETA for the nearby Bus & Minibus.

Enhance "MTR arrival time":

  • Support Tuen Ma Line by replacing West Rail Line (Existing widget need to select station again.)

Release date: 28/6/2021

v 2.1.2

Enhance "Bus & Minibus Arrival Time":

  • Widget supports joint operate route (Please go to FAQ to learn more)
  • Support showing traffic condition in map
  • Fixed ETA in circular route
  • Fixed some routes are not searchable
  • Fixed New Lantao Bus display issue

Enhanced "Viral in HK":

  • Support medium size widget
  • Fixed sometimes the app won't open the keywords when clicking keyword sharing

Enhanced "Light Rail Arrival Time":

  • Support group by platform or destination option

Enhanced "HK Holiday countdown"

  • Support Statutory Holidays (Please go to app setting to configure)
  • Added 2022 holidays

Release date: 21/6/2021

v 2.1.1

Enhance bus & minibus arrival time widget:

  • Will look for the next eta for the closest bus stop after you searched a route

在Added Widget display in setting:

  • Allow to choose whether showing seconds in widget
  • Allow to choose whether different bus company shares the same background color
  • Slightly fine-tune the color on bus widget
  • All ETA will follow system 12/24 hour format.

Release date: 14/6/2021

v 2.1.0

Added "Light Rail arrival time" widget

Enhanced "Viral in HK":

  • You may now share keywords to other Datatone user

Enhanced "Bus & Minibus arrival time"

  • Different bus company come with different widget background color
  • Fix some cases that abnormal ETA of circular route
  • Improve stability, avoid app crash issue

Enhance all ETA widget:

  • Added last update timestamp

Release date: 14/6/2021

v 2.0.1

Fixed a bug in "Public Transit"

Release date: 31/5/2021

v 2.0

Bug fix and maintenance.

Release date: 27/5/2021

Android Release Note



  • 新增2024放假攻略


  • 支援快速轉綫功能

Release date: 31/12/2023


Introducing HK holiday countdown!

Enhance "Bus/m-Bus ETA":

  • Support switching reversed route button

Release date: 28/11/2023


Enhanced "MTR ETA":

  • Support Kwun Tong Line ETA

Release date: 12/10/2023


Enhanced "Bus/m-Bus ETA":

  • Widget now supports arrival times for multiple routes: You can set up to 6 routes in the widget, then expand the widget to display multiple routes in a scrollable manner.

Release date: 08/09/2023


Enhance "MTR ETA":

  • Support Island Line ETA!

Release date: 21/07/2023


Fixed an issue about some minibus ETA cannot be shown properly.

Release date: 14/07/2023


Fixed the issue caused by the merge (CTB & NWFB)

Release date: 02/07/2023


Enhance "MTR ETA":

  • Added "Tsuen Wan Line"

Release date: 21/04/2023


Enhance "MTR ETA":

  • Support South Island Line ETA

Release date: 02/02/2023


Fixed sometimes cannot display light rail ETA issue

Release date: 27/12/2022


Introducing "Light Rail ETA"!

Introducing "Viral in HK (Web)"!

Release date: 14/12/2022


Support manual refresh under low power mode

Enhance bus widget interface

Release date: 21/09/2022


Introducing "MTR ETA"!

Release date: 09/07/2022


The first version of the Datatone Android App!

Introducing "Bus/m-Bus ETA"!

Release date: 01/12/2021