Google is constantly expressing its efforts to make its users’ lives more convenient, as the firm has launched its new Delhi Public Transport app on Wednesday. The app targets at the Delhiites to navigate through the public transportation system even without Internet connectivity.
The offline app will search for Delhi Metro and bus directions and timetables without requiring Internet data. It will notify about Delhi Metro and bus transit news and delays through the app (this feature requires Internet). It is designed to support DMRC Metro, Gurgaon Rapid Metro, DTC bus and DIMTS Orange buses.
“This is an experimental app from the Google Maps team designed from the ground up to make it easier for New Delhi residents to get around on public transit,” the company said in a statement. As it is an experimental app the features might get changed as per the user feedbacks, it further added.
The app uses Google maps and it could be included in the primary application, however, the firm has designed a standalone app, so that only concerned natives can take advantage of the features.
The Delhi Public Transport app is available at Google Play Store.
- Route planning and directions for Delhi Metro and bus. Get directions to any DMRC metro station or Delhi bus stop. Supports DMRC Metro, DTC bus, Gurgaon Rapid Metro, and DIMTS Orange buses. (works offline)
- Look up timings and schedules for any Delhi Metro line or Bus number. (works offline)
- Get notified about Delhi transit news and major Metro delays. (requires Internet)
Besides this, Google announced its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), an open source project that aims to change the way users experience the mobile web. As per the company’s statement, for many mobile Internet users the mobile web is not more than a ‘slow, clunky and frustrating experience.’ The project will allow the mobile phone to optimize the content and load the pages instantly.
For the project, the firm has partnered to several Internet companies including Adobe, WordPress, Pinterest, Twitter, Linkedin to ‘make the mobile web experience better for everyone’. While, Twitter, Pinterest, WordPress.com, Chartbeat, Parse.ly, Adobe Analytics and LinkedIn are among the first group of technology partners planning to integrate AMP HTML pages.
First published on: Oct 9, 2015, 03:13 PM