ITS for Android: QuickMarks

View a short video explaining the new QuickMarks in Indian Train Status for Android

Indian Train Status v5.71 for Android has a new feature, QuickMarks – for quick, one-click access to any one of:

  • Live status of a train, at station
  • Live status of trains running from one station to another
  • List of trains between two stations.

Here is a short video explaining what this feature is all about:

Get it on Google Play

Enhanced Widgets in ITS 5.62 for Android

The next version of ITS for Android will support a new set of enhanced widgets, that will enable one-click bookmarks for train-station and station-station pairs.

itsncr ITS 5.62 for Android supports a new set of enhanced widgets for quick, one-click access to the live status of a train at a particular station & trains running from one station to another.

These widgets are based on a suggestion by Mr Ravish Koushlesh.

ITS for Android Crosses 1 Million Downloads

Indian Train Status for Android has today crossed 1 million downloads.

IIndian Train Statusndian Train Status for Android has today crossed 1 million downloads.  So thanks everybody – thanks a million – not only for downloading, but also for sticking with the app as it evolved over time, going through several difficult periods of adaptation to the changing national train enquiry portal and, especially, for giving your valuable feedback and suggestions, many of which are now integral parts of the app, making it what it is today.

Indian Train Alarm for iPhone & iPad

Indian Train Alarm – now available for iPhone & iPad!

Indian Train AlarmLocation based alarms for Indian Train Stations – now available for iPhone & iPad!

Download on the App Store

Just like the Android & WP8 versions, this app comes with a list of Indian Railway Stations, with their locations, to set the alarms. Over 2500 stations are currently listed, more stations are being continuously added, and you can also add stations on your own after downloading the app!

Be informed when your train is about to reach a station, using the location services on your iPhone or iPad! No internet connection is required for the alarms to work.

The alarms may be set with a triggering radius of 10km or 25km, and will be triggered within an error margin of 1/2 – 2km depending on the accuracy of the location fix.

The app uses low battery consuming location detection provided by the latest iOS core location technologies.

Download on the App Store

Widgets in ITS 5.4 for Android

A preview screenshot of the widgets that will be available in the upcoming Indian Train Status 5.4 for android

Widgets for Indian Train Status
Widgets for Indian Train Status

A preview screenshot of the widgets that will be available in the upcoming Indian Train Status 5.4 for android:

With these widgets added to the home screen, you will get one-touch, ultra-quick access to status and time tables.

Another feature that will be available is offline caching of time tables, so that you can check the time table offline, esp while traveling. And yes, this will work even from a time table widget!

Expected release date for ITS 5.4 is 11th February, 2014.

Get it on Google Play

 

 

Indian Train Alarm

Location based alarm for Indian Railway Stations with Indian Train Alarm – the Brand New App from Sasyabook!

Indian Train Alarm

Location based alarm for Indian Railway Stations!

This Brand New App from Sasyabook comes with a list of Indain Railway Stations with their locations to set the alarms. Around 2000 stations are currently listed, are more stations are being added.

Now, you can be informed when your train is about to reach a station, by the location services on your Android mobile! No internet connection is required for the alarms to work.

The alarms are set with a triggering radius of 5km.

The app uses a unique low battery consuming location alarm service provided by Anagog Ltd. (www.anagog.com)

Indian Train Alarm

Get it on Google Play

Ticket Wallet for iPhone

Ticket Wallet for iPhone: Free and convenient storage for Indian Railways SMS eTickets

Ticket Wallet for iPhone. is now available.  The app offers easy and convenient storage for Indian Railways SMS e-tickets – with built-in PNR status quierying, quick link to train enquiry and sharing options.  Also has the berth & Seat calc.

Note: The app is compatible currently only with the SMS sent after booking at the IRCTC website.Ticket Wallet

Just copy the railway ticket SMS and open the app, it will offer to save it.  No more searching around for the ticket SMSes –  all the SMSes are saved in one place.

There are options to check PNR status, open the train enqiury site to get live status and schedules and also to share the ticket via the standard messaging options available on the handset, including Air Drop, if available.

PNR status caching is available, which enables quick rechecking of the status and berth / seat nos without going online.

And finally, there is the unique Berth and Seat calc, to look up the confirmed seat and birth positions. No longer wonder whether its a middle berth or an aisle seat!

Ticket Wallet

Train Status – Big Letdown!

The app now only provides access to the new train enquiry portal, which does not allow deep querying like the previous portal. You could really just bookmark the site http://enquiry.indianrail.gov.in and use it instead, unless you are using the app for the other features like the pnr enquiry, berth calc..

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!

Indian Train Status is now available 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