Android Wear: Capitaine Train on your wrist!

by Emiland De Cubber, posted 31 July 2014 | 3 comments

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Tickets and travel information in the palm of your hand. We like to use this formula when we talk about our mobile apps. Now it is truer than ever before. We are the first train travel app to integrate the Android Wear technology. The first in France. In Europe. WORLD-WIDE.

Many thanks to Cyril who developed this new part of our Android experience.

Ready-to-wear

Launched last June at the Google I/O, Android Wear is the Android version of wearable technologies. To date, only two smartwatches exist (with this technology), the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch. Of course, Google plans to extend Android Wear to Google Glass and other wearable devices.

Android Wear Screenshots

New superpowers

Since the beginning of our project, we we have been focusing on the train travel experience rather than on ticket booking. These smartwatches are super convenient for accessing your travel information whilst finding your way through the station. Because let’s be honest, it’s not always easy to find your phone when you’re already carrying your bag, your laptop, your snack… And the heavy suitcase of the cute girl which you just met a few minutes ago in the newsstand queue.

Here’s what you can do with your smartwatch:

Android Wear - Notification
Receive a reminder 20 minutes before departure
A small notification will appear, giving you all the info you need to find your seat.

Android Wear - Barcode
Present your E-ticket barcode
If you have purchased a print-at-home ticket, you can access the barcode directly on your watch (WARNING: the train inspector might be really amazed).

Android Wear - Open on phone
Open our Android app from your watch
You can launch the app on your phone to quickly access further travel information and other passengers’ tickets.

To try all these new features, just update your Capitaine Train Android app.


3 comments

Great job ! Too bad I don’t a Android Wear watch.
What would be nice is to also support the Pebble smartwatch, at least for QR codes.

by Charles Boneau, posted 31 July 2014 on 10:39. Reply #

Love this, nice work!

by Jack Reis, posted 12 August 2014 on 1:48. Reply #

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