Text Me When the Bus Is Here

iPhone and Blackberry owners might have access to all kinds of sexy apps for their phones, but there are millions of people using more run-of-the-mill cell phones. Smart developers like Roadify know that, and they're busy creating clever, useful programs that work on any phone with text messaging abilities.

You may have seen Roadify's previous app ParkingAroundMe (PAM) talked about previously on Housing Watch. In short, ParkingAroundMe is a way for people to find and share available parking spaces via their cell phones.Roadify's newest endeavor -- BusesAroundMe (BAM) -- works the same way and utilizes their StreetCARma philosophy: to receive alerts, you need points. Earning points is as simple as sending in updates via text message or Twitter.