Google acquired an Indian based transportation application “where is my train” as users can track their train arrivals and departures and seat reservations as we bring a good technology update in our today’s tech news listing.
As application runs on android, it works offline, poor network connections supporting 8 languages. It is rivaled by VC-backed companies like RailYatri and iXigo. As the company claims that it has 10 million active users. There is no particular price agreement, as estimated worth $40million.
The company Sigmoid Labs, initiated by four former TiVo executives in 2013. Now organizations comprises of 10 employees. The company told customers news of the acquisition on its website earlier today.
“We can think of no better place to help us achieve our mission. We’re excited to join Google to help bring technology and information into more people’s hands,” its founders wrote.
Google said that the Where is my Train team would “continue to build on the current offering,” so it seems that the app won’t be shuttered, immediately at least.
Google to extend the app services
The administration’s noteworthy client base would propose that Google may hope to create and grow it to different areas. Ride-hailing applications, for instance, have moved into adjoining spaces including entertainments, payments and food delivery to exploit as every day applications.
In any case, it additionally makes sense that Google could overlay it into different applications, including Google Maps, in spite of the fact that that positively isn’t the arrangement now.
Moreover, in India where Google has created information amicable ‘light’ forms of prevalent applications like YouTube. Also activities like open WiFi for India’s rail organize that is utilized by more than eight million individuals.
With Google taking a look at applications that give data and service to Indian customers. Google launched an on-request application and a payment year ago. But, the Where is my Train bargain positively fits that procedure. You’d envision it’ll turn into a center piece of Google’s customer confronting product offering in India.