New Android app from ixigo helps Indian travellers with en-route info
New Delhi, May 1 , 2013 – Leading Indian travel planning & search engine ixigo.com, has launched an innovative mobile app - “On the Way!” that allows road travellers to access relevant information on all useful and interesting stoppages along their route.
This first-of-its-kind location-based app has been launched for Android smartphones and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store
With improvements in road infrastructure, changes in lifestyle and a pressing need to unwind, the culture of weekend road trips has been growing rapidly in India. However, information about roadside eateries (dhabas), petrol pumps, ATMs, medical shops etc. has been difficult to find. Keeping in mind its vision to simplify the lives of ‘road trippers’, ixigo.com has launched its On the Way! app to provide travelers handy dynamic information on places to stop at along the way to their destination, thereby making their trips hassle-free and enjoyable.
Says Rajnish Kumar, CTO & Co-founder, ixigo.com: “There is a lot to discover on a road trip that people typically don’t know of - to address this, we conceived the idea of creating ‘On the Way!’ - an intelligent app for Indian road trippers. Instead of enjoying the trip, most people waste time and effort asking for directions or figuring out what the best place to stop would be. We’ve built an app that not only gives you directions but also helps with important and precise information on the various points of interest that lie on the way.”
The app covers utility information for both inter-city and intra-city road trips, including state and national highways between destinations. Its features include a map-view showing the entire road journey with points of interest plotted along the way, a list-view showing nearby places, and a search functionality to find places by name in any of the categories - Eateries, Petrol, Liquor Shops, ATMs, Attractions, Hotels & Medical Stores.