Friday, April 12, 2013
Indian trains search on mobile gets simpler
India’s leading travel planning & search engine, announced the launch of its much-awaited trains search app - Indian rail & trains (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ixigo.t...). This app which is an android-first, simplifies the lives of travelers by allowing them to get real-time information for all Indian Railway trains at their fingertips. Developed by iXiGO.com’s in-house travel technology experts, the Indian rail & trains app is an extremely fast & useful mobile app that takes the pain away from finding train tickets.
Indian rail & trains app allows users to access all information they would need to book their train tickets, without wasting precious time waiting for webpages to load. Packed in an uncomplicated, easy to use format the mobile app is loaded with rich features such as trains search by destinations or train numbers, train routes & timings, real time seat availability status for all journey classes, fares & PNR status. With information for over 2000 trains, the app pulls out data at an unbelievably fast speed, thus saving time & effort for the users.
Speaking about the app’s launch, Rajnish Kumar, CTO & Co-Founder, iXiGO.com said, “Getting quick and relevant information for train connectivity, routes, classes, fares and availability has been, for many years, one of the most frustrating and difficult tasks in India. To solve this pain point experienced by millions of travelers, we built this app in just under five weeks, and are proud to say that it is the fastest, most usable and comprehensive app for train information search in India.”
Powered by iXiGO.com, Indian rail & trains app allows you to find trains by typing in your boarding & destination stations or by simply giving the train number. Using the route map & schedule chart, one can choose the correct trains at the click of a button. A unique feature of Indian rail & trains app is its Seat/Berth map that provides users a virtual map of the train to help find the most convenient seats and berths. Further, the app allows users to add trains to their Favourites list to create a ready reference guide to effectively plan their current and future trips.
Saurabh Srivastava, VP, Product & Marketing Strategy, iXiGO.com said, “Over 100 million Indian passengers search for train information either online or on a mobile device. It was high time someone came up with an easy-to-use app for the common Indian traveler for alleviating their existing pain points and frustration. Indian rail & trains is India’s most definitive app for train travelers and intact with iXiGO’s philosophy of ‘simplifying the lives of travelers’. We’re seeing hundreds of downloads on day zero!”
Available only on Android phones currently, the Indian rail & trains app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ixigo.train.ixitrain and works on all popular devices.