National Rail Enquiries official App

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I see that National Rail Enquiries have launched an official App, free of charge on iPhone and Android.

http://blog.nationalrail.co.uk/2012...iries-announces-a-new-app-for-iphone-android/

Interesting change of events, since the Agant App was launched at £4.99 a few years ago. This originally had the National Rail logo and was called ''National Rail.'' A while ago the App was changed to ''Train Times'' and recently there was a new update to remove the National Rail logo.

I'm glad it allows you to select a 'via' point!
 
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On my Android, it says it needs permission to access my 'phone calls' - ie the state of my phone... it's number, whether or not I'm making a call, who I'm calling, that.callers number and my phone serial number... um, why??
 

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Seems nice enough app on my android :)

Just tried the get me home function and it has planned a route of
Moorgate -> Farringdon (on underground)
-> St Pancras (On a train)
-> Euston ( Back on underground)
-> Train home

Which doesn't seem ideal
 

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I see that National Rail Enquiries have launched an official App, free of charge on iPhone and Android.

http://blog.nationalrail.co.uk/2012...iries-announces-a-new-app-for-iphone-android/

Interesting change of events, since the Agant App was launched at £4.99 a few years ago. This originally had the National Rail logo and was called ''National Rail.'' A while ago the App was changed to ''Train Times'' and recently there was a new update to remove the National Rail logo.

I'm glad it allows you to select a 'via' point!
You can select a "via" on the Agant app. I bought it a few years ago and have never felt the need to use anything else. It does everything I would want it to (except, maybe, enable the purchase of tickets).

Was there some kind of falling out with NR and Agant? Was it ever "proper" official app anyway?
 

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You can select a "via" on the Agant app.
Thanks for this! I wasn't aware you could, as it seems to be something you need to turn on in the settings (it's off by default). Very handy.
 

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The previous app seemed to have the ability to send text alerts when trains were late. I *think* via sms messages (probably charged for)... If this does that it might explain why it needs access to your phone number.
 
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