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Dear ZugInfo user,

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

thank you very much for the enthusiasm and trust you showed for ZugInfo over the past one and a half years. It was a pleasure to work with and for you to create a product to satisfy our common need for an easy to use, fast and (mostly) reliableĀ  timetable application.

The increasingly frequent changes in the layout of the website of the Deutsche Bahn and the resulting failure of ZugInfo have shown me that, for the moment, IĀ  won’t be able to deliver on one of my goals for the App, reliability, which in my view is needed for such tool. The dependence on parsing the (ever changing) webpage also severely limits the development possibilities for the App: every new feature will add to the potential for failure.

I have, therefore, decided to cease the development of ZugInfo for the moment. This does not mean the end of ZugInfo on the App store. For some time I will provide updates for the App to adopt it to changes of the DB website layout, but I will not add new features. This also means that, following the coming update, I will remove the donation version from the App Store. Update: Unfortunately, todays (1.4.) changes of the website code are non-trivial to fix and I decided to remove ZugInfo and ZugInfo donation from the App store. Please read the next post for details. Thank you to all you donators, it really motivated me to keep going!

I hope the DB will deliver on their promise they made with DB Navigator.

I wish you all the best and always travel safe,

Yours M.