BlackBerry users can now access detailed, up-to-date and accurate integrated timetable information for the UK direct from their device with the launch of PlanaJourney.
The service is being provided by JourneyPlan, which specialises in Passenger Transport Information (PTI) technologies.The Dunfermline-based company has worked with mAXBridge Solutions, a UK BlackBerry development partner, to create the comprehensive but easy-to-use service for the popular wireless device.
The information covers includes planes, trains, coaches, ferries, the Tube and Dockland Light Railway. It also integrates Northern Ireland, Irish air services, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
Future JourneyPlan developments will include online ticketing and e-ticketing via mobile phones. Working in partnership with Map24, JourneyPlan will be able to supply journey planning services combining car, public transport and walking with interactive mapping. The use of Near Field Communications (NFC) technology could make journey planning and ticket purchase a seamless operation, leading to fewer queues and easier travel. The technology will also allow people to access transport information and timetables via their phones.
This is an application thats been missing on the BlackBerry and is the most useful time saver when planning to travel says mAXBridge Solutions Managing Director
Craig Martin. Whether using the train or flying to meetings it gives me the opportunity to change plans at the last minute with the confidence of being in the right place at the right time.
Blackberry users can get a one month free trial of the service here.