Voice search for trains

“Ok Google, search Indian Train Status for trains from Chennai to Bengaluru”.

It’s quick and convenient.

You don’t even have to launch the app!

Just activate voice command mode on your Android phone by saying ‘Ok Google’ if enabled, or by tapping on the ‘Google mic’ / Google Assistant.

Then say ‘search Indian Train Status for…’

and you can search trains between two stations, trains by name or by number.

Here are some examples:

  • Search Indian Train Status for trains from Chennai to Bengaluru
  • Search Indian Train Status for trains between Chennai and Mumbai
  • Search Indian Train Status for Mumbai Express
  • Search Indian Train Status for 16347

To get this feature right now, please update the Indian Train Status app for Android from:


Announcing the Train Status Beta Testers Google+ Community

A beta tester community has been created for Indian Train Status (Android & iOS).  Join the community & check out latest development features:


And after joining the community, to opt – in for Android beta testing, visit:


For iOS, it is  by email invitation, so just send in your email and you will be invited for ‘TestFlight’ beta testing.


TravelKhana Android Mobile App – Food in Train – Khana Online

TravelKhana: a place where you can order your food during your train journey. TravelKhana is the largest food delivery provider in train, through out more than 2O0 Indian railway junctions. You can visit www.travelkhana.com from your desktop, mobile to book your khana online, TravelKhana delivery boy will be right your train seat to deliver your order.
TravelKhana LogoTravelKhana understands the need of Indian railway passengers, and that’s why it has introduced some utilities too to make your rail journey better!

TravelKhana has just introduced their android mobile app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.travelkhana&hl=en) where you can access all TravelKhana services. Get the TravelKhana train food order booking application.

With this app you can book food anywhere in India while traveling in a train. Offers choice of food from Veg, Non Veg, Thalis, Wraps, Pizza. TravelKhana spot your running train status and gets the order delivered fresh near your seat while you are in a train. Use TravelKhana to order food at more than 200 locations across India while traveling in a train.

Updates for iOS 8

The next update of Train Alarm for iOS comes with new features for iOS 8: A Today View Widget that shows up-to-date distance to latest alarm station, and ‘Show in Map’ action for alarm notifications.

Train AlarmWith iOS 8 round the corner, and Apple gently nudging to update  apps with shiny new versions in time for the big release on 17th, the past week has been busy, and the rewards, well, shall soon be ‘available on the App Store’.Download on the App Store

Managing  the different screen sizes with  larger iPhones turned out to be quite easy,  the only thing extra that was really required was a new 3x res app icon for the high pixel density of the 6 Plus screen. A few other issues regarding access to system services like notifications, location services and background tasks were sorted out.

The interesting part was trying to implement some of the new features in the latest iOS. As mentioned in the last WWDC, iOS 8 is a big release for developers and opens up a lot of the system to developers.

  1. Notification actions – which are small optional buttons that can be added to notifications to provide faster and meaningful interaction with the information. This was relevant for the Train Alarm app, so that a new option has been added, “View in Map” for the alarm notifications.
  2. Widgets – yes, iOS finally has widgets, but they are implemented in a unique way that is both unobtrusive yet seems quite powerful. They live in the “Today” view. This also was relevant for Train Alarm, to have a widget that would update the location to the latest alarm station, this has also been added in the update.

So look out for these exiting new features in the next release!

ITS for Android: QuickMarks

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

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

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 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