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 for Windows Phone 8

Indian Train Alarm for Windows Phone 8: Location based alarms for Indian Railway Stations!

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

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

 

Indian Train Status – Quick Tip: Paste the Entire PNR SMS!

Save time and copy the whole PNR SMS, the app will take care of the rest!

Noted in a review for the app: “am looking fwd to pasting the entire SMS for finding PNR status”.  Well dear user, your wish has already been granted!

If you copy an entire SMS, go to the app (in Android) and hit paste, the PNR contained in the SMS alone will be pasted automatically, and the status enquiry will proceed.

In iOS, if you copy an entire SMS with PNR, and open the app, the PNR will be already pasted there, just hit Check to proceed!

Indian Train Status – Offline Time Tables

In the latest update, Indian Train Status v4.6 for Android, and v2.8 for iPhone, the option to save Time Tables for offline viewing has been added.

In the latest update, Indian Train Status v4.6 for Android, and  v2.8 for iPhone, the option to save Time Tables for offline viewing has been added.  The icon has also been updated.

Indian Train Status
Indian Train Status: New Icon

While traveling in a train, it is far more accurate to compare the saved time table, with the GPS location on the map to get the train status rather than depend on live status from trainenquiry.com, which is often inaccurate.  So accurate it could be called “Ninja” train status!

Get it on Google Play

 

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