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This app provides a pannable view of Vienna's Subway Plan ("Wiener Linien U-Bahn Netzplan"). In addition to the plan, the application menu allows the user to open the trip planner website.

Maemo.org package page for U-Bahn

Improvement suggestions, feature requests and bug reports are welcome - post them here.
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you know what the only possible improvement would be.... port qando *LOL*

 
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The one feature i really like about qando is what you'll find as "Abfahrtsmonitor" online: I enter a station and the desired line/direction and get a graphical representation of trams or buses approaching, how far they are away (in minutes) and even if they're ULFs or regular trams:


Sitting at McDonald's / Schottentor on a cold and rainy night and knowing exactly when to leave in order to catch the next 43 to elterleinplatz is a nice thing... especially because the display does an auto-refresh, so no re-loading browser pages etc.

I do get the same information from http://www.wienerlinien.at/itip/ - but it's just not as nice. Don't know.

planning a trip with real time data instead of regular schedules is nice, too. don't know if what you get from wienerlinien.at does that.
 
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Would it be easy to port it for other citys like lets say Berlin?
here is the online service for route planning:
http://www.bvg.de
 
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Originally Posted by benny1967 View Post
I do get the same information from http://www.wienerlinien.at/itip/ - but it's just not as nice. Don't know.
Well, so why don't we just scrape http://www.wienerlinien.at/itip/haltestelle/ for a list of all stations and then scrape http://www.wienerlinien.at/itip/halt...lle=Alterlaa+U (with the "haltestelle" parameter from the user's selection) and provide a nice, native interface on top of that?

Alternatively, we could scrape http://www.wienerlinien.at/itip/bf/ and pages linked from there.
 
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Originally Posted by thp View Post
Well, so why don't we ....
Because I can't, that's why we won't.

It might be worth asking them, though, if there's a documented and stable API you could call instead of parsing the HTML. Otherwise you'd have to update the application each time they change something on their website. (I guess there has to be: Can't believe qando parses HTML.)

Seriously, the real challenge will probably be the user interface. It must be both informative, easy to read - but above all, nice and maybe even fun to look at once the selection is made and all it does is refreshing.

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awesome app, but whatabout an update for the new stations of U2?
 
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Originally Posted by merlin1991 View Post
awesome app, but whatabout an update for the new stations of U2?
Thanks for the heads-up. 1.3 will land in Extras-Devel soon.
 

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Hi, nice litte app.

I also want to throw in the information that there is already an other app written by me called fahrplan, which has the trip planner in it but still misses the "abfahrtsmonitor" and graphics like your app.

http://maemo.org/packages/view/fahrplan/

Fahrplan uses different backends to get its informations but mainly parses bahn.de for its trip infos. (currently html) but bahn.de provides trip infos for almost all european trains.
 
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