Windows Mobile Stockholm Metro (SL) App. Bana Plana (Beta)

THE APP IS TEMPORARILY DOWN DUE TO MAJOR CHANGES ON THE SL.SE WEB SITE, WHICH BROKE COMPATIBILITY WITH THE APP.  A FIXED VERSION WILL BE UP SOON. This never happened 🙁

Bana Plana is a Windows Mobile Application to help you plan your SL trips. Its works across all the SL travel options not just the Metro, although it is optimized for the metro. I am making the Beta version available today so I can get some feedback and suggestions.

Note: This is a Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone/Standard application. This means non-touch screen versions of windows mobile 6 (and above). A touchscreen version might be released later.

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sqrn7miyhrjxpnn/BanaPlanaWindowsMobile6Beta.CAB

Don’t know how to install a Cab file? Great Tutorial Here!

Features:

  • Drop down menus for fast metro selection.
  • Free entry allows you to enter any SL destination.
  • Suggestions if your entry is not recognized by the SL system.
  • Pulls trip info from SL, so its as accurate as SL.
  • Send Trip info to someone via SMS.

How it works:

You select your From and To Metros from the lists OR you can enter the stations directly by choosing free entry mode, this enables you to enter any SL destination such as Bus Stop or Street Address. Then select Plan Trip from the menu and the App will pull the next available trip from the internet.

BanaPlana Metros

Drop down menus contain Metros only.

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Free Entry mode allows you to enter any SL destination.

 

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Sample Result of Trip from Akalla to T-Centralen at 2 am. Options menu to send via SMS or Copy to Clipboard shown.

I am currently looking at adding the following features:

  • Time & Date options, right now the app only shows the next available trip.
  • Modes of Transport Options: Right now it searches all available SL modes of transport.
  • GPS: Use the GPS to find the nearest station automatically. This was the original idea but GPS is proving a bit unstable.
  • Station info: Choose a station and see all the next available departures.

Please leave a comment if you have tried it or if you have a general suggestion!