Homegrown travel and hotel booking e-commerce website, Ixigo has introduced an ‘Offline mode’ on its Trains app on Android phones. The update will help users search for information about the travel routes, train stops and schedule, all of which can be accessed offline.
The move comes as to keep in mind the constant hassle of connectivity problems users face when accessing the internet, which intensifies further during a train journey. In the absence of internet or perhaps a low network zone, the Ixigo Trains app will offer users the ability to view trains between stations, set station alarms, live train running status, receive booking reminders and search for train routes.
With the offline availability of the Live Running Status feature, travellers will never have to fret over tracking their train location. Ixigo current serves 20 million monthly active users and manages 4 million trips every monthwith a user base of 100 million travellers.
Commenting on the latest launch, ixigo CTO & Co-founder, Rajnish Kumar said “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.”