Leading Liverpool Digital Agency and Mobile App Developer, Glow New Media has been shortlisted in the prestigious 17th annual Big Chip awards for Best User Experience and Best Application of Mobile for the Merseyrail Official Passenger App.

This is Glow's third inclusion in recent years, having been previously shortlisted for best user experience with Liverpool Sound City in 2014 and best eBusiness project with eBeepbeep in 2012 which also won Web User Magazine's Best Website award.

The Best User Experience category exemplifies projects which provide "an exceptional user experience". Glow face strong competition in both categories, including BAFTA website, One Direction official Book and Harvey Nichols.

The app, available for iPhone, iPad and Android has multiple, enterprise level integrations to critical, live data from National Rail and other Transport Industry providers. Features include:

  • Live and timetabled train departure times
  • Train locations
  • Last train reminders
  • Share my eta
  • Journey planner
  • Interactive network map
  • Report a problem

These combine to give passengers real time information and enable them to make better travel decisions and avoid disruption and minimise unnecessary waiting on platform.

Merseyrail are the train operating company for Merseyside, running almost 800 trains per day.

The awards take place on the 2nd July at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.

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