New Delhi [India], Dec 6 : India's leading train information app ixigo trains with over 12 million downloads and 350 million monthly page views, has been named 'Best App of 2016' by Google Play Store under the 'Made in India' Category.
Google announces the list of best apps every year, and for 2016, ixigo's train app has been featured right at the top of the list of Indian apps.
The "Best Apps for 2016" include Prisma, Google Allo, Dubsmash, Duolingo, Hello English and SignEasy and other Indian apps that have been featured include Myntra, HealthifyMe, Recipe Book and Culture Alley.
The ixigo trains app comes equipped with handy features that aim at solving the pain points that a train traveler may face at any given point of their journey.
For instance, for travelers without a confirmed PNR status, the app has a smart PNR prediction feature which tells them the chances of ticket confirmation with more than 90 percent accuracy.
During the train trip, not only can a traveler take advantage of information such as live running status, coach position and platform numbers, but can also set station alarms to alert him/her of an approaching station.
The app has also introduced some in-train entertainment features such as a gaming zone where users can now play over 100 popular games, even without internet.
"Google's selection of ixigo trains app at the top of its 'Made in India' category is a great endorsement of our team's efforts in solving the pain areas of Indian train travelers.
Our recent launch in Hindi has helped us reach half a million daily active users, making us the most used train related app in India! We will soon be launching in other regional languages as well," said CTO and co-Founder ixigo, Rajnish Kumar.
ixigo's trains app has recently partnered with Oyo, Uber and RedBus to allow its users to book hotels, cabs and buses natively from within the app.
It has over 1.2 million train PNRs added to it every month, over 2.5 lakh ratings and reviews of trains and stations, and is doubling its user base year-on-year.