Just released: Indian Train Alarm for Windows Phone 8!
Just 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!
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.
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!
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 The app used to fetch useful train info from trainenquiry.com which has been replaced by the new portal http://enquiry.indianrail.gov.in and I had to update the app, otherwise it simply would stop working.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
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.
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!