Indian Train Status (v4.2)

Finally, decided to rename to app to Indian Train Status, thought it sounded more appropriate.  In addition, the following changes have made it into version 4.2:

  • The new ‘Holo’ theme is now used when available, which has a much better look & feel
  • Added link to IRCTC mobile ticketing
  • Optimizations for bookmarks – better sorting, which also corrected a small bug that was causing the wrong bookmark to load, immediately after deleting another bookmark

    Indian Train Status
    Indian Train Status

Running Train Status Updates – Berth & Seat Calc, Passenger Trains

Running Train Status for Android now has a simple berth & seat calc, accessible from the main screen. While checking PNR status,  it seemed that it would be nice to have an easy way to check which the displayed berths/seats are.  Just enter a berth/seat no and select the class and the berth/seat is immediately displayed.


Another major enhancement in the utility of the app would be that information on many local and passenger trains which previously were not being displayed have now been added, so that the annoying message “No matching trains found!” occurs much less often.  This is a server side update, so there is nothing new to download from the store.

With all these updates, Running Train Status is all set remain your indispensable companion while traveling Indian Railways.. Happy New Year!

Get it on Google Play

Running Train Status – Major Changes

On 7th October, the old which provided direct access to running train status was replaced with the new site by, and the app stopped functioning.  The new site ( is far more refined, mobile friendly and frankly, quite nice.

So a new version of the app was released which initially just provided a quick link to the new  Over the coming 2 weeks however, significant modifications were done, now the app has options for live status, train time table and station status.  Later, PNR enquiry was also added.

Meet the New Running Train Status!

Even with the new mobile friendly, the app remains relevant by providing quick, direct access, simple interface and bookmarks.  Most importantly, being a native app, the performance will always be better than a web application.

So please enjoy using the new Running Train Status from Sasyabook – as always available on Google Play.

Android app on Google Play
Available on Google Play

Running Train Status

Running Train Status, the android app, has more than 50000 downloads so far as per stats provided by android market. This only shows how important real time mobile information is for the traveling modern netizen!   The app is frequently updated to provide the best experience for users, based on feedback and trends, and has gone through some significant changes in a relatively short time.

Main Screen
Main Screen
Train Status Display
Train Status Display

The current version, 3.0, finally has built-in station code search, which was often pointed out as a missing feature.

Station Code Search
Station Code Search

There is an integrated option to launch Google maps  to quickly check the train location.

Launch Google Maps from the app and quickly check train location!

All of this making it your indispensable companion while traveling Indian Railways!

I thank all the users who gave valuable feedback and suggestions, that helped to make the app what it is today.

Download from Android Market

QR code to download from android market
Scan the QR code above to download the app!

A Regular Expression to match all HTML tags

A regular expression to match all HTML tags, including surrounding white space, as well as clustered tags:


For example,  this can be used in java (or android) code to split an HTML table and return the contained text in each cell as members of an array of strings :

 String tablecontents [] = htmltable.split("(\\s*<[^>]+>\\s*)+");

This uses the string splitter function String.split(regexp) which can split strings based on a given regular expression.  The fragments are returned as an array, which is quite handy.

Particle Box: The Game!

How fast can you clear the particle box? A casual time-killer for android!

– Your task is to clear all the particles in the box by zapping them into smaller bits with your finger
– Be careful though, things can get complicated as the box is very sensitive and spawns new particles if touched in any empty spot
– You have three controls to assist you –  slow, toggle gravity and Split!

***Happy Zappin’!***

Particle Box
Particle Box: Available from the Android Market