‘HYLITES’ ( Hyderabad Live Train Enquiry System), the first ever Android based smart phone app on Indian Railways, which shows real time information on the running of trains in twin cities, was launched by Shri P.K.Srivastava, General Manager/SCR on 10th February, 2014.
This app has been well received and won appreciation from the Public especially the Rail users in Hyderabad. In a short span of 3 weeks since its launch, ‘HYLITES’ has been downloaded from Google play store and being actively used by around 9,000 users. This app has so far registered around 1, 85,000 screen views from the users, which reflects the popularity of ‘HYLITES’.
As part of ‘HYLITES’ app, a feedback option has been incorporated to enable the users to convey their suggestions for further improvements through an exclusive Email ID: “firstname.lastname@example.org” created for this purpose. Also, the users have recorded their views on this app through the review option available on Google play store.The General Manager has constituted an exclusive cell to continuously monitor the mails and reviews on this app to get to know the feedback and valuable suggestions from the users.
Based on the views expressed/suggestions conveyed by the users of ‘HYLITES’, SCR has regularly been making required modifications in the code of the app to suit to the requirements of the users. The first software upgrade of this app has been released by Shri P.K.Srivastava, General Manager/SCR at Rail Nilayam today (i.e. 3rd March, 2014). This latest version of ‘HYLITES’ released as ‘HYLITES’ – version 1.1 features the following upgrades to make this app more user-friendly and convenient.
1) The app is now compatible for smart phones/devices with smaller resolution like 240 x 320 also. It enables the users of almost all Android based smart phones to use ‘HYLITES’ conveniently. The screen layout has been modified suitably to conform to the requirements of various screen sizes/resolutions of mobile smart phones.
2) Hindi and Telugu language versions have been added to various items in the MMTS live status menu page. ‘HYLITES’- version 1.1 now shows data in Telugu and Hindi languages also apart from English on various MMTS sub menus like live status, routes, timetable and route map etc. It enables the users who are comfortable with Hindi/Telugu languages to access data in the language of their choice conveniently.
3) The background and the text colour of the list of stations in drop down menu under the MMTS live status screen has been changed to enhance the readability. The previous design combination of black colored letters against white background is now changed to white coloured letters against a blue background, which enables the users to clearly read the list of stations as the visibility is improved.
The ‘HYLITES’ app basically disseminates information on the real time running position of all the 121 MMTS trains across 26 stations; live status of arrival / departure timings (with platform numbers) of Express / Passenger trains at Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Kacheguda railway stations; and information on a host of other issues like helpline numbers, cabs and other services etc. useful for rail users of twin cities.
Rail users are requested to note the upgraded features of the ‘HYLITES’ as mentioned above and utilise its latest version – HYLITES 1.1. This app can be downloaded and installed for free from the Google Play Store on Android based smart phones.
This App was developed by Hyderabad based Software company M/s Techgene Solutions.