Bangalore, October 18 , 2018: India’s leading travel marketplace. ixigo, has just launched an 'offline mode’ on its trains app, for Android users.
With this feature, travellers can now stay updated with their live train running status, search for trains between stations, set station alarms, search for train routes and receive booking reminders, all offline.
These features have been introduced keeping in mind internet connectivity problems people face, especially during the train journey. Whether the issue is a low signal, or no internet connection at all, ixigo trains will come to the rescue! Tracking where one has reached during the journey can be the biggest hassle in the absence of internet. With the offline availability of the Live Running Status feature, travellers will never have to fret over tracking their train location.
Says Rajnish Kumar, CTO & co-founder, ixigo: “Network issues during train travel restrict accessibility of accurate information, which is a common pain point for travellers. Our intent was to provide a simplistic solution to this issue. It was a big challenge to keep the app light by compressing an additional 100MB offline train data, within the 10MB size of the app. The offline mode will provide millions of Indian train travellers the desired train information, with or without an internet connection.”
With 20 million monthly active users, ixigo helps travellers across India, plan and manage nearly 4 million trips every month.