I decided to explore mobile app development as a personal experiment and utilised the idea of a realtime train departure board for any train station in the UK.

Firstly, I constructed a database of all of the train stations nationwide, along with their long/lat cooridinates and their 3 letter alpha codes from multiple free sources online.

I then signed up to the National Rail Enquires API which gives you access to realtime national train information.

I used the PhoneGap/Cordova framework to develop the app, which allows you to develop with html, css & javascript and is displayed in an app wrapper using the webview component.

The app features a station search facility along with a geolocator to find your nearest station.

This inspiration for the design of this app came from my daily commute as the layout is based on the new information boards at Farringdon Station.

Personal Project