Public transport users of Melbourne, if you're still wrestling with the nefarious PTV iPhone app that overwrote the old Metlink one, Public Transport Victoria has this month re-released the old app under the title "PTV Original", as promised.
Since its release on June 18, PTV Original, which is functionally identical to the app's pre-April version, is already proving to be more popular than its supposed successor, with a 4.5/5 rating from 110 reviews, compared to a 1/5 rating from 3711 reviews.
An app called "Metlink Classic" does exists in the App Store, however it doesn't feature the latest timetables or stops so its usefulness is limited. On the other hand, PTV Original will be kept up-to-date while Public Transport Victoria "continue[s] to work" on the new app.
It's unclear if jTribe, the developer of the new PTV app, will be responsible for providing these updates, seeing as it washed its hands of the program in December of last year, according to a post on its official blog. jTribe blamed "infrastructure" issues for the app's poor showing, but this doesn't explain its questionable interface and lack of tutorials. I'm currently waiting to hear back from the developer on more details regarding its thoughts on the app's reception.