Kevin Wells has released a new version of TrainTimes his application that makes it easy to check train timetables from the RISC OS desktop. A need to change the third party Application Programmer Interface (API) provider – the web-based resource used by the software to look up the information requested by the user – prompted Kevin to rewrite the application itself, leading to version 2.00.
The new release performs largely the same tasks as the previous versions, with the addition of a window that displays the name and address of a railway station, and which Kevin says he intends to add more information over time.
The change of API provider also brings with it a change to the way the application works – users must now register with the API provider, Real Time Trains, to acquire a user name and password, which will be needed by the software in order to function.
Other changes include an increase to the number of trains the software can handle, increasing the limit from thirty previously to fifty, and the ability to change stations from the icon bar menu.
As with previous versions, the software communicates with the API provider using Wget, so you will need that installed.