Business SituationEvery day, UK National Rail Enquiries serves 1.3 million passenger enquiries. National Rail intends to provide users with an intuitive interface that makes their travel life easier. With a Windows® Phone 7 application, travelers will be able to plan trips in advance, check live station departures and receive real-time notifications of service disruption or delays to their journey.
SolutionThe National Rail application is an example of how Avanade is delivering mobile solutions for enterprise customers so they can improve the lives of their customers. Avanade partnered with National Rail on this solution to expand and improve how passengers can stay up to date on their rail schedules. We leveraged our global creative and application development teams with expertise in .NET, Silverlight, and Expression Blend to complete this application in a few short weeks. The application takes advantage of the rich user experience that can be delivered on the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 operating system leveraging data hosted in the cloud by National Rail Enquires.
ResultsThe Train TravelTM application is just one step in building momentum in the mobile industry, and will be part of a set of showcase applications being released on the Windows® Phone 7 operating system.