Indian Train Alarm for Windows Phone 8

Just released: Indian Train Alarm for Windows Phone 8!

Indian Train AlarmJust like the Android version, this app  comes with a list of Indian Railway Stations, with their locations, to set the alarms. Over 2400 stations are currently listed, more stations are being continuously added, and you can also add stations on your own after downloading the app!

Now be informed when your train is about to reach a station, using the location services on your Windows Phone! No internet connection is required for the alarms to work.

The alarms may be set with a triggering radius of 5km or 25km, and will be triggered within an error margin of generally within 1/2 – 1km, depending on the accuracy of the location fix.

And uniquely for Windows Phone: you can set a live tile to show the updated distance to the first alarm station! Indian Train Alarm

Train Status – Big Letdown!

The Train Status app has been hit hard by changes at the train enquiry portal .  The app used to fetch useful train info from trainenquiry.com which has been replaced by the new portal http://enquiry.indianrail.gov.in and I had to update the app,  otherwise it simply would stop working.   Since this new portal does not allow linking to the direct train results,  a lot of functionality has been lost, with no immediate chance to recover any of it.

Thus, as of now, the fact is that you could really just bookmark the site http://enquiry.indianrail.gov.in and use it instead – that is, unless you would like to have the links in a familiar place along with the other features like pnr enquiry and berth & seat calc.

Here is a screenshot of the new – “crippled” – version on Android, which links to the app on Google Play

Indian Train Status
Indian Train Status

Train Status for Windows Phone!

Train Status, for Indian Railways, is now available for Windows Phone!

Train Status for Windows Phone
Train Status for Windows Phone

Feature easy retrieval of live train status, offline saving of time tables, quick PNR enquiry and the unique “Berth & Seat Calc”, in a native & simple Windows Phone “Metro” style app.

Available on the Windows Phone Store
Available on the Windows Phone Store