Archive for the ‘ZugInfo’ Category

one fixed, two new

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

The old programming rule still holds: you fix one bug and create two new ones. I (not so much proudly) present: ZugInfo 2.1.4 – fixing:

  • A bug introduced in ZugInfo 2.1.3, which wrongly grouped S-Bahn under the RE/RB button
  • Improved nearby services
  • Fixing a typo in the German disclaimer text

To avoid another quick fix, this time I will apply more rigorous test scenarios, so it might take a few more days before I will submit this version. Sorry for the inconvenience and a happy new year to all of you!

[Update:] Just submitted the new version. Let’s hope for the best, and that I have not introduce more bugs 😉

while i am at it …

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Sometime next week I will release another bug fix version of ZugInfo, which addresses a few of the long standing minor annoyances and should re-enable nearby stations (though atm only real train station seem to work anymore, sorry you public transport people). Here is the full list of fixes for ZugInfo 2.1.3:

  • Adresses an issues, which cause ZugInfo to incorrectly display all connection when queried from the favorite tab, while only local connections had been selected in the Favorite (only happened after first startup).
  • Fixed an issue with train type selection (now all ME connections from Goettingen to Hamburg should be displayed correctly)
  • Re-enabled nearby station (though atm only DB train station seem to work)
  • [Update:] Re-enabled via location
  • [Update:] Improved fare display

On a completely different note: I had quite a nice chat with the people from DB. Maybe I can convince them to include a save connection feature into DB Navigator (and ticket purchase, which would be the killer feature for me).

[Update:] The update has been submitted to Apple (Dec 23). Happy holidays to all of you!

and .. again

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

yep, increasing the prices goes hand in hand with changing the mobile website. Today the DB decided to again change their webinterface (which is browsed by ZugInfo). This means for the moment ZugInfo is broken and we are working on a fix. Sorry for the inconvenience.

[Update:] Alrighty then! Bugfix version finished, just needs some polishing (i.e. testing). Hope to submit it tomorrow. If I find the time over Christmas, I will try to implement a more sustainable solution for the website change problem.

[Updated:] Just submitted the bugfix to Apple (ZugInfo 2.1.2, Dec 13, 10pm). Keep you posted.

[Update:] Thanks to the swift work of the guys and girls of the Apple App review team ZugInfo 2.1.2 is now available in the App Store (Dec 18).

the end?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Today Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) announced that they will publish their own IPhone appliciation. The detail – including the release date – are still vague, but if it is any good, I might stop developing ZugInfo. I keep you guys posted. And let me know what you think.

[Update:] There we go, DB Navigator is available in the App Store (Dec 15). Let’s have a look.

oops .. they did it again

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Today the DB website changed and caused some problems with the ZugInfo display of the connection type (thx to Markus for pointing that out). I am working on an update…..

[Update:] I got a working version of a quick fix on my laptop. A few more test and I will submit it to the App Store.

[Update:] A quick fix version has been submitted to the App Store. If anyone knows how to speed up the Apple review process, please contact me. Thank you for your patience.

[Update:] Thanks to the Apple review team the update is now available at the App Store (Oct. 3rd).


Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
edit, select, save

edit, select, save

So there it is: the all new edit favorites function. At least the basics. I can imagine to do much more with this in the future. But for 2.1 this should be fine. Beta testing is on the way and I expect to submit by the end of the week.


Saturday, August 8th, 2009

so many choices

After a long summer break I found some time to work on ZugInfo 2.1 .. and .. made good progress:

  • Save queries / favorites – basic implementation done
  • Cancel query – done
  • Save all / delete all connections – done
  • Secret of Monkey Island re-issue – completed

I still have to implement the editing of the saved queries, which turns out to be quite a pain 😉 So stay with me.

PS: I will have another look at the location to location search (instead of station to station), an option which is also offered by DB.

june 17

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

The day will finally arrive: copy, cut, & paste on the IPhone. No kidding.

Ah yes, and IPhone OS 3.0. Almost forgot about it. Unfortunately, ZugInfo was not yet IPhone OS 3.0 ready. Today I submitted a compatible version (2.0.2). But the people in the App Store review department seemed to be quite busy theses days. I am still waiting for the approval for a RegenRadar update I submitted 10 days ago.

Well, let’s hope for the best and keep the fingers crossed that the update will arrive in time.


Thursday, May 21st, 2009

I will throw out a quick update to fix some of the annoyances that found there way into ZugInfo 2.0. The update should address the following problems:

  • Input text fields disappear and only re-appear after restart
  • Inconsistent departure/arrival settings
  • Wrong times in details view for connections after a transition stop
  • Inconsistent behavior across different time-zone

Let’s see how long Apple will take this time …


Friday, May 1st, 2009

I just submitted ZugInfo 2.0 for review to the App Store. Workers day, hurray!

UPDATE (May 10): 9 days and still waiting for the update to get the approval from Apple. What is taking the guys so long? It seems that I have been lucky before. My average review time was less then 3 days…