Dublin Rail iPhone App Released

The months of procrastination are over - Dublin Rail for iPhone is finished and has been approved by Apple for sale on the App Store.

Dublin Rail allows the user to check arrival times for Dublin Dart trains. Check out the blurb below.

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Dublin Rail
Click here to download Dublin Rail
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Check when your next train will arrive!

See up-to-the-minute information on Dublin's Dart train arrival times. Times are available for all Dublin Dart stations using live data from Irish Rail, so if your train is late, you'll know about it. Stay for that coffee if it's running behind!

For commuters and frequent Dart users, the app can save different station settings to be used automatically each morning and evening. This allows you to conveniently check Dart times daily, with a single tap.

You can also check arrival times for any other station without saving.

A must for Dart users!

Key features:
- Live train information from Irish Rail shows you all incoming trains for the next hour
- Save the stations of your daily / regular trips so the app automatically knows which station to check for arrivals
- Attractive app with professional graphic design

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    # by Anonymous - 14 June 2009 11:45

    Why is an application developed in Ireland and relating to an Irish train service priced in sterling? Is this an attempt to screw additional money out of the unwary?

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    # by Grahame Todd - 15 June 2009 18:27

    Hi,

    This is not the case at all.

    The currency you see on the App Store depends on your iTunes Store country settings. If it is set to Ireland, your prices will be in Euro. Prices are only listed in Sterling if your country is set to UK.

    Currency conversion itself is handled by Apple. Developers may only choose a price "band" for their app. So in this case, I set the price at €1.59 and Apple determines what the UK Sterling equivalent is.

    Grahame

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    # by Owen - 1 July 2009 13:27

    What is the source of the real time data? Is it just the published timetables? The paid for application told me the train was due in 5 minutes. Upon arriving at the train station today, the displays and announcements told me it was canceled and the next train was in 15 minutes. The application continued to count down the arrival of the canceled train and there was no mention of the train arriving in 15 minutes.

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    # by Grahame Todd - 1 July 2009 14:23

    Hi Owen,

    Thanks for purchasing the app.

    The Dublin Rail app uses real-time information published by Irish Rail (not timetables). Real-time data is checked every time you start the app or tap the refresh button.

    The information is usually very accurate - I have noticed train delays which the app accounts for. Accuracy of the information can vary depending on what information Irish Rail provides, however.

    I'm sorry you missed your train in this case but I do hope you find the app useful for future trips.

    Grahame

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    # by el_floz - 21 January 2010 11:23

    Hi there, can the app also be run offline (iPod Touch...?)

    Plus, it'd be nice to put a "Contact" page somewhere on this blog ...

    Thanks

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    # by Grahame Todd - 21 January 2010 12:39

    Hi,

    Unfortunately, due to the nature of the Dublin Rail app, it cannot be run offline - it requires an internet connection to fetch up-to-the-minute information from Irish Rail. It will, of course, run on an iPod Touch when an internet connection is available.

    Grahame

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    # by Neil - 18 June 2010 18:55

    Hi, I don't know if there is a specific place for bug reports, so here it'll go.

    If I exit the app while viewing info for Greystones station, when I re-enter the app says Greystones Info at the top but is showing info for another (trains running between Pearse and Drogheda for example). I assume it is info for Gormanston as when I go to the station menu this is highlighted instead of Greystones. It's not a big deal but a little annoying if I'm checking every few minutes.

    Otherwise, a really useful and accurate app, Thanks.

    Neil

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    # by Grahame Todd - 23 June 2010 11:03

    Hi Neil,

    Thanks for the comment. I have investigated this issue and found a small bug in the app. This would occur for a very small number of users, but it definitely there.

    I have fixed this bug in the next release, which has been submitted to Apple for approval. Hopefully this will be approved shortly.

    In the meantime, you can delete the app and reinstall - this is not ideal but will solve the issue.

    You can also submit bug reports through the app - tap the "Info" button on the settings page, then tap "Email feedback". Can you send me a mail?

    Thanks,

    Grahame

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    # by Anonymous - 17 January 2012 18:23

    Any chance of an update for the new Irish Rail feeds?

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    # by Grahame Todd - 18 January 2012 01:48

    Hi,

    A Dublin Rail update has been submitted to apple for approval, so it should be available in the App Store soon.

    An Ireland Rail update will be submitted tomorrow.

    Apologies for the inconvenience in the meantime.

    Grahame