Category Archives for iRail

iRail.be – The NMBS/SNCB iPhone route planner

Always have a seat in the train

With our API’s query logs, with a ground truth by train specialists in Belgium, and with user feedback, we can show you how busy your train is. The only thing lacking to realizing this feature that the Dutch already have for … Continue reading

21. April 2016 by Pieter Colpaert
Categories: iRail, NMBS, open data | Leave a comment

NMBS/SNCB announces data sharing

Today, the Belgian railway company announces a data sharing program for third party developers. They will start sharing the planned schedules (“static data”). We are cautiously excited that this is the first step towards a real open data policy. You can request … Continue reading

22. September 2015 by Pieter Colpaert
Categories: iRail, News & events, NMBS, open data, Politics | 1 comment

Call for help: laravel, angularjs and nodejs devs needed

Too long didn’t read; we need your help developing stuff. We’re organising a day in September in Ghent to tell you all about it. Grab your ticket on Eventbrite! What we need? 1. We want to improve our API and … Continue reading

10. August 2015 by Brecht
Categories: iRail, News & events | Tags: , , | 1 comment

Students open timetables of Belgian railway company

Two students have opened the timetables of the NMBS, the Belgian railway company, as open data. App-developers can use this data to build innovative and user-friendly apps, like smartwatch-applications or even an integration in the routeplanner of Google Maps. You … Continue reading

29. July 2015 by Brecht
Categories: iRail, NMBS, open data, Summer of code | Leave a comment

April updates

Railtime is gone! It was an app which was perceived by many users as an app which offered a better user experience than the official NMBS/SNCB app (an app bought from a German service provider which was adapted for Belgium). … Continue reading

22. April 2015 by Pieter Colpaert
Categories: apps, BeTrains, iRail, job offer, NMBS, open data, Politics, Summer of code, TEC, The DataTank | 1 comment

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