Glow New Media has been shortlisted in the Transport Technology of the Year category for this year’s prestigious National Technology Awards
Making the shortlist means that Glow’s digital team will now join other finalists like The Financial Times and Barclaycard at a glittering London awards dinner in May.

The web design and app development agency, which has offices in London and Liverpool, has been shortlisted for its My Train Journey App – an innovative, first-of-its-kind passenger transport tool which was launched nationally in summer 2016. 
The app allows rail users to call up the performance record of any requested train service from a national rail database.

Phil Blything, director of Glow New Media said: 

“The whole Glow team is really glowing today! We are absolutely over the moon to be have been recognised by such a prestigious national awards panel.

“We create technology products for our clients that are designed to maximise the potential of the real-time, always-on connectivity that smartphone and tablet devices have given us.

“The My Train Journey App is helping rail customers across the network make better choices about their journeys based on the real-time information that they have at their fingertips.  

“Apps like My Train Journey are crucial for the long-term sustainability of the public transport network because they vastly improve the passenger experience and so increase passenger loyalty.”

The National Technology Awards, hosted by FStech Magazine, are the showcase for the leaders of technology. The National Technology Awards were created to allow the technology sector to shine, celebrating the pioneers of new technology and to help drive standards and encourage excellence. 

The winners will be determined by an independent judging panel and announced at the National Technology Awards Gala and Dinner on 17 May 2017 at the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair. 

About Glow New Media:

Glow New Media is an award-winning web design and digital marketing agency. Founded Phil Blything and Thom Shannon in 2007, it has a portfolio of clients that stretches from Norway to Australia.

Glow specialises in innovative transport systems and custom-designed apps which can bring together passenger apps, staff apps, middleware, web systems, CIS screens, IoT sensors, data integrations, social media dashboards and more.

Glow won Best Application of Mobile category at the Big Chip Awards 2015 for the Merseyrail app which they designed and developed. It was the first time that Merseyrail had been associated with a digital award. The app was also shortlisted for the Best User Experience award.

About the Awards:

The National Technology Awards represent the pinnacle of best practice, a fantastic gala dinner, entertainment and the chance to network with the industry’s finest. Bringing our experience together we have created the arena for all technologies, where the very best can be judged.

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