Next Train for the Pebble smart watch comes to Belgium

We have news from the app front: the guys behind Next Train in The Netherlands have expanded their app for the smart watch Pebble to Belgium. ‘Next Train’ shows the time remaining until departure of your train on your Pebble smart watch. As soon as you open the app it starts counting down to the first train home from the current nearest station. When it detects you are already home it shows the departure to your second favorite station – for example your work. You can select later departures and other near and favorite stations with a single click.

A nice example of the slick user experience next train will give you

A nice example of the slick user experience next train will give you

‘Next Train’ was introduced in The Netherlands with the launch of the Pebble app store at the beginning of this year. By integrating the iRail API, Belgium becomes the second country where your can plan your complete train journey from your wrist.

Download ‘Next Train’ in the Pebble app store: https://apps.getpebble.com/applications/52cf056321e5796173000081
More information on www.nexttrain.nl of follow @NextTrainNL on twitter for the latest updates.

Next Train BE

Interesting to note is that the Next Train team was very happy to work with the iRail API, saying it’s “very accessible and pleasant to work with”. Well, the pleasure is ours too!

About Pieter Colpaert

Pieter is a researcher in linked transport data publishing at MMLab - UGent - iMinds. He also co-founded Open Knowledge Belgium, in which he represents the iRail/Open Transport Working Group.

10. December 2014 by Pieter Colpaert
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