Railways is the most opted means to travel in India with millions of people traveling everyday or checking pnr status online. Standing on long queues to get your a ticket is over now as you can book your Railways tickets easily by using various Android apps easily. In this post we will be going through an Android app to for IRCTC which is free, enhances user experience and does not contains any adverts. The developer has plans to make it Open-source.
The app enables you to book easily having easy UI allows users to easily navigate across the pages.
The app has built-in intelligence to detect session timeouts and will let you to automatically login again once session timeout is detected.
It also offers users option to save ticket for offline use. All the offline tickets are organized in a single place for easy retrieval .You no need to search for GPRS or 3G signals when TTR is approaching you in a running train. Interesting Isn’t it!
One of the major feature of Android app IRCTC Pro is that it automates activities by auto filling Book Ticket form and also the Payment information form. All the personal data are stored through Android Internal Security Framework and those information cannot be access by any other apps.
Other Key Features of the app are
Auto Login: It stores your login credential with high security and will never prompt you for manual login again.
Improved Usability: Major navigations in IRCTC are re-designed with latest Android Design Patterns.
Loads faster: No images are downloaded, except when extremely necessary (Payment pages), saving around 1500 bytes bandwidth for every response from IRCTC.
Effective IRCTC Resource utilization: It avoids unwanted usage of IRCTC resources, as it won’t create a new session unless the existing session expires.
Effective Processor Utilization: It is designed with multithreading and multiprocessing support to improve speed of processing. Devices with multi-core processors should feel the difference.
IRCTC Pro app works based on the mobile web page of www.irctc.co.in/moible. The app will however not work if IRCTC mobile site is down and date of journey will not be listed in Offline tickets.
The developer of the app will be coming up with new features soon such as syncing of IRCTC ticket which will be similar to Facebook and Google contacts sync which will retrieve the tickets directly from IRCTC main web page, offline journey ticket date limitation is expected to be removed , users will be notified once IRCTC mobile web page recovered from down time and wait listed offline tickets will be automatically updated once it confirmed.
Screenshots of the app
The app requires Android 2.1 and above to work and is of size 786k. The application has been downloaded 50,000 installations within a month with good ratings.
Download IRCTC Pro from Google Play for free.
Hoping that the developer comes with iOS version in the market very soon. If you face any issues with the app you can contact developer by going to App Main Menu >> About >> Contact Developer.
Have you tried IRCTC Pro Android app to book Railways tickets? Do share your views!
Thanks to the developer of IRCTC Pro app for providing resources.