New Delhi, 23 October 2013 – Booking bus tickets just got a whole lot easier. RedBus.in, India’s largest online bus ticketing company – offering tickets for over 12,000 routes across India including 700+ luxury bus operators – has launched the redBus.in app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. The app delivers several new features now available to Windows users. These include directions to boarding points, bus tracking, journey tips, and history as well as instant notifications for bus location and special offers – right on the home screen. Powered by Windows Azure, the Bus Buddy feature comes into play when a bus has GPS tracking or for providing helpful reminders to customer such as “carry an umbrella”, “carry a charger”, etc.
You can download the app right away from the Windows Phone Store(http://www.windowsphone.com/en-in/store/app/redbus-in/b3803839-bfdd-428e-89cb-88c0fdfe2429) and the Windows Store at (http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-gb/app/redbus-in/5b4cfb9e-e7a4-460d-8dd7-622ac65693f8)
“The redBus.in app leverages the best of Windows to ensure users have a uniquely differentiated experience. We are especially happy about features such as instant notifications, bus tracking and directions to boarding points,” said Joseph Landes, General Manager – Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. He further added, “The Windows Phone Store and Windows Store are growing at an unprecedented rate, which underscores the growing consumer and developer momentum for Windows devices.”
Commenting on the collaboration between redBus.in and Microsoft, Phanindra Sama, CEO, said, “The redBus.in Windows app is ideal for the modern consumer who is always on the move and to whom time is of essence. Windows Phone and Windows 8 are the most trusted and widely used platforms and therefore we are excited to launch the redBus.in app on these devices.”
redBus.in also announced a special offer wherein Windows 8 users can get Rs. 75 off for a minimum purchase of a Rs. 500 ticket. The offer is available until 31st December, 2013 at select retail outlets.
So, download the redBus.in app today, and start packing for your next road trip!
Pilani Soft Labs (PSL), a Bangalore based company established in 2006, is the leader in bus ticketing in India. Part of the Ibibo Group, the company owns three products – redBus™, BOSS™, SeatSeller™ serving the fragmented bus industry in India. redBus™ is consumer facing travel brand enabling customers to buy tickets on internet, on mobile, and through call centers. BOSS™ is ERP solution built for bus operators. Over 800 bus operators in India use BOSS to manage their inventory. SeatSeller™ is GDS for bus inventory distribution. Over 10,000 retail agents and 100+ corporates including the OTAs use SeatSeller to sell bus tickets to their customers.
About Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.
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