4 JULY 2011


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Article from BTNews 4 JULY 2011

London “under the ground” iPhone works

Praised by Transport for London Deputy Chairman Dan Moylan ‘Tube Exits’, an iPhone apps guide to “underground” on the London Tube, is set for launching on the Android platform.  Its creator, Lance Stewart, has confirmed that a Blackberry version is possible in the future, subject to market demand. 

‘Tube Exits’ is what it says on the label.  Basically it is a guide to where to sit or stand on the Underground in order to exit the train for the quickest connection, or actual station exit.  More than that it also gives you the optimal routing to your final destination and notes which door to position by for getting out.  Street access is also given where platform exits lead to different streets, ideal at such complex stations as Earls Court and King's Cross/St Pancras.  It covers every station on the London Underground, DLR and London Overground (Zones 1-9).  As the information is stored within the app on the device it perfectly well underground.

‘Tube Exits’ has now launched for the Berlin and Paris metro systems, with Hong Kong, Madrid, Barcelona and Rome to come. 

Mr Moylan says that wi-fi is coming for the Underground.  A combination with ‘Tube Exits’ could be a goal, although the social ramifications of passengers deep into their PDAs is worrying. www.tubeexits.co.uk

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