Avanade announces app for Windows Phone 7

Avanade, a business technology services provider, today announced Train Travel, a new mobile application built for UK National Rail Enquiries on Windows Phone 7. The Train Travel application provides commuters with an easy way to find the best station routes and train information.

Every day, UK National Rail Enquiries serves 1.3 million passenger enquiries. Train Travel uses Windows Phone 7’s Silverlight and Live Tile capabilities to provide users with an intuitive interface that makes their travel easier. Travellers will be able to plan trips in advance, check live station departures and receive real-time notifications of service disruption or delays to their journey.

“We’re in the business of providing people with the most up-to-date information to help get them from A to B as quickly and easily as possible,” said Chris Scoggins, chief executive of National Rail Enquiries. “We are pleased to work with Avanade and to help ever greater numbers of people benefit from high quality rail information services.”

Added Aziz Virani, executive vice president, global technologies and solutions at Avanade: “The Train Travel application is just one more example of how Avanade is innovating on Microsoft technologies and successfully delivering mobile solutions to our enterprise customers. Avanade has delivered enterprise mobile solutions on the Microsoft platform for 10 years and as these platforms have evolved so too have our capabilities.”

Avanade’s focus has been on mobile solutions for the field workers on rugged or durable devices based on the Windows Phone platform. The company is now also meeting the increasing demand to deliver solutions for businesses and consumers with a richer user experience and intuitive interfaces that are less transactional, but still integrate with back office systems such as customer relationship management (CRM) and cloud services such as those used by National Rail.

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