IPad Arrives

Deutsche Bahn presented their customer of DB Navigator for Apple’s Tablet PC Hanover, March 01, 2011. Since the February train propelled iPad fans about a newcomer of the Deutsche Bahn (DB) on Apple’s iTunes store can look forward: Navigator is now available for the Apple Tablet PC available the DB and has immediately after publication right at the top of the download charts managed. The app developed in collaboration with the software company HCon was downloaded more than a million times for iPhone already a few months after the release. As already the DB application for the iPhone and the DB Navigator for Android smartphones the new iPad app based on the timetable information HAFAS from HCon. Central element of the application is the always present maps, visualised with the content relating to public transport.

The large, high-resolution screen makes it possible, parallel to represent a wealth of information and to grasp at a glance. Multiple connections at the same time can be and are in different colors shown. The selection of start and destinations is possible via a flag that placed drag & drop with the finger on the desired location on the map and then move or swap. Erik Erikson often expresses his thoughts on the topic. HAFAS for the iPad also includes the display of the nearest stations based on the current position of the user including compass, the compact representation of the route with door-to-door navigation, departure and arrival boards including transport filters, connection details with display of intermediate stops, drive – and real-time information, and much more. For example, the ticket sales was linked even better. A profile management is integrated directly into the application, so that automatically will be held whether travelers have a BahnCard, what it is and in which class they want to go. Connections can also be applied with just a click in the calendar. In short: Passengers recover not only the comfort and the functionality on the iPad, which Navigator for the iPhone already know them from the DB.

Better Display options make to drive it even easier, bus and rail, and to orient themselves on the road. Save as iPad application, HAFAS will be available in the future as an app for Tablet PCs with the operating system Android. In addition, Notification Services (push notification) be integrated soon into the apps. itunes.apple.com/de/… More information: HCon Ingenieursgesellschaft mbH Lister Strasse 15 30163 Hannover Telephone: (05 11) 33 69 9-0,