6 days later and much thinking and editing, the app now has a box to enter a location code and map url of your choice! It’s getting better, but not really finished yet. I will have to amend the “instructions” to include the new feature but need some time to mess around using it to try and find any problems. I have updated the .apk file to be the new version.
When I originally posted about the app it was going to be a zip file, but that has since changed to the usual .apk file, so no unzipping to be done. My previous post has had reference to zip file removed
See more recent post, as the app has been updated!!
I usually access Realtime Trains timetables via bookmarks in my browser, but then had the idea of writing an android app to link easily to the tables I am most likely to use. After a couple of hours I had made great progress, although it was working – it was a complicated mess. So I started again and having learnt from my mistakes it only took a few hours to get the basic app working correctly. I then needed to improve the appearance of it and created some coloured buttons for the app. This is now how it looks on my mobile:-
There are 3 options, based on how I normally use it in my browser. All trains for the current hour – handy if I’m briefly at a station or catching a train, then non-passenger 6am – 8pm, which I would probably check at the start of a day, then finally non-passenger over a 4 hour period – useful if I am waiting to see some freights. All options are set to actual times, not WTT.
If you wish to try it, I have created an .apk file which you can download and install on your mobile – Android only though!
You might wish to read the following guide if you have never installed an app from an.apk file:-
It’s that time of year again. I edited the old 2016 app, added the new calendar and timetables and it seems to be working. I’ve still some testing to do as I usually miss an error or two, but should have it uploaded to Google playstore soon.
Below are 4 screen shots from my Acer 10″ tablet, I’ll try and get some from my mobile phone later.
The above is the basic home screen, the main link being to the timetable. Once installed, no internet or mobile signal is required to access it.
The other links to SVR, SVRLive etc. obviously do need an internet connection but are added as they are useful links.
The page above gives the option to select a month, which will appear as the example below.
Looking at the above, there is a choice of 3 timetables, yellow blue or green, so touching the A B or C buttons will display a timetable like the one below.
That’s it. Tipping the screen sideways will enlarge the print on the timetables, so even the small print at the bottom of the page should be clear.
I’ve completed the app for 2015. It will give you the times for all the regular service trains on the SVR for 2015. The timetable app, once installed, does not require the internet to give you the timetables, but links to the SVRA, forum, SVRwiki etc. do.
It works on my 2 Huawei smartphones and my 7″ Asus & Samsung notebooks. Admittedly that does not mean it will work perfectly on everything, but some positive comments from the SVRA forum mean it works for other people as well.
It can be downloaded from Google play store – and is FREE! Must be worth a try……..
I thought everything on a new pc would work perfectly! After installing the latest version of Firefox, I soon found youtube videos wouldn’t play. The videos would stop after a second or two. After a few searches, I found lots of other people had found the same problem. The answer appeared to be updating the flash player, which I did – but still the same problem. The solution was to remove the older version of flash player, which I suppose was installed by Firefox? Wherever it came from, it needed updating, so if anybody has the same problem and does a search & finds this – update your flash player & remove the old version of flash player.